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2008-11-11 09:00:18

Webroot, a leading security provider for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the latest release of Webroot(R) Web Security SaaS to further protect organizations around the world from the rapidly increasing amount of Web-borne threats. Web-borne malware increased more than 500 percent last year alone as cybercriminals developed new attack vectors like personal Webmail accounts, social networking sites, trusted websites and other Web 2.0 applications. According to...

2008-10-01 09:00:18

Webroot, a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced that it has detected a new technique being used by hackers to lure PC users to fake blog sites containing malware. "For the first time, hackers are capitalizing on the top news stories from Google Trends Labs, which lists the day's most frequently searched topics, which can include news of the Wall St. bail out or the presidential campaign," said Paul Piccard, director of Threat...

2008-09-18 12:00:00

Webroot, a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced that it has detected a new variant of a rogue antivirus application using strong graphical similarities to Symantec's Norton Antivirus. The rogue antivirus application is distributed through various online download sites and is advertised by the generic name of "AntiVirus Pro" (antiviruspro.exe or setup.exe). According to the Webroot(R) Threat Research Center, many rogue...

2008-08-11 12:00:27

Webroot, a provider of security software, has released its Webroot E-mail Security SaaS, which is claimed to offer protection against the threat of e-mail backscatter. According to the company, a side effect of spam, viruses and worms, backscatter occurs when a spammer spoofs a legitimate e-mail address to send an unsolicited message to large distribution lists, causing the e-mail server to flood an unsuspecting e-mail address of owner's mailbox with large number of failed delivery messages...

2008-08-07 12:00:44

More than 18 million college students will head back to school this fall and nearly every one of them owns a personal computer. Unfortunately, many of these students will learn a number of hard lessons: Data loss and hackers, like midterms, are inescapable. Human error, software corruption, malware infections or theft, will be just a few of the reasons that many students will lose valuable data in the coming semester and underscore the need to protect both computers and content. "There are...

2008-06-17 09:00:25

Webroot, a leading provider of security solutions for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today announced the Webroot(R) E-Mail Security SaaS (Software as a Service) solution has successfully protected Stevens Aviation, a leading aviation services company, from email security threats, including the elimination of more than 100,000 daily spam messages. The service has helped Stevens Aviation increase workforce productivity, reduce costs and free up resources. "Stevens Aviation received...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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