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GlassWire

You'll be shocked by how many applications on your computer are sending your private data over the Internet without you knowing. GlassWire's...

October 24, 2014 by GlassWire

Network breach led to Norton code theft

Symantec admits to network breach in 2006 which led to last week's theft of source code for Norton antivirus program, but reiterated incident poses no threat to customers with latest software version, report states.

January 17, 2012 by

Russian police take a bite out of online crime

On June 23, a network of web sites that were distributing fake antivirus software for Windows PCs and Macs suddenly went offline. Now we know why. The head of the company that processed payments for the group is behind bars in Russia.

August 4, 2011

Dr.Web Mobile Control Center

Dr.Web Mobile Control Center is an easy tool for administrating the anti-virus network based on Dr.Web Enterprise Security Suite. It...

July 18, 2014 by Doctor Web, Ltd

TalkTalk pushes ahead with URL scanning scheme

Internet service provider TalkTalk has said that it will reinstate its network-level security scheme called Virus Alerts that tracks every URL request made by customers.The anti-malware scanning system — known as Virus Alert — was quietly introduced by the company in July without telling customers that it was scanning URLs in order to provide on-screen virus alerts.

November 25, 2010 by

TrustPort Net Gateway 2010

TrustPort Net Gateway supervises all communication between the company networks and the Internet. It prevents unauthorized attempts...

August 7, 2012 by TrustPort

Commonwealth fined $100k for not mandating antivirus software

According to a recently published SEC cease-and-desist order, the Commission has recently fined Commonwealth Financial Network $100,000, for not mandating antivirus software on the computers of its representatives, leading to a security incident which took place in November 2008, allowing the cybercriminal behind the attack to place eighteen unauthorized purchase orders, resulting in $523,000 of unauthorized purchases.

October 19, 2009 by

Is Conficker from China?

So, hot on the heels of my last post, reporting that researchers have pinpointed in China the control centers of a massive spy network they dubbed GhostNet, I see this brief from Cnet's Dong Ngo.Ngo reports that the Vietnamese security research firm BKIS has determined that the Conficker virus originated in ...

March 29, 2009 by

No more need for an antivirus software?

According to computer scientists at the University of Michigan (UM), installing an antivirus software on your personal computer might soon become useless. The research team has used a new approach, called CloudAV, which moves antivirus functionality into the 'network cloud' and off personal computers. This next-generation antivirus system 'virtualizes and parallelizes detection functionality with multiple antivirus engines, significantly increasing overall protection,' according to the team leader. Even if the results look promising, it should be noted that this is just an academics project for the moment. But read more...

August 12, 2008 by

Microsoft aims to close Patch Tuesday vulnerability window

Microsoft is upping the ante in an effort to head off hackers at the Patch Tuesday pass.Ryan Naraine reports:The new Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP), which will be formally announced at Black Hat USA 2008 here, will give anti-virus, intrusion prevention/detection and corporate network security vendors a head start to add signatures and filters to protect against Microsoft software vulnerabilities.

August 4, 2008 by

Fastest-growing Canadian site in September 2007

Bolstered by the popularity of its viral holiday greeting site ElfYourself.com, OfficeMax surged 395% to 2.7 mln visitors, making it the top-gaining property for the month, according to comScore. Photo-sharing site Slide.com increased 39% to 2.1 mln visitors in December, while social networking destination Skyrock Network jumped 32% to 1.9 mln visitors. Online holiday shopping [...]

February 11, 2008

First prediction for 2008 to come true

Google's social network, Orkut, has been attacked by a worm that uses "scrap book" messages to propogate. It's only action is to spread and add Orkut members to a group called "infected by the Orkut virus.

December 19, 2007 by

Salesforce to Salesforce, the anti-viral network

The new Salesforce to Salesforce feature for linking data, objects and processes across organizations that use Salesforce.com is potentially game-changing. But why oh why did the company hobble its viral potential by slapping on a $1200-a-year tax - sorry - fee?

December 6, 2007 by

How can meeting virtualization save the planet?

I was speaking with Greg Scott, a former colleague from Digital Equipment Corporation, recently about his company InfraSupport. Although his business focuses more on network infrastructure, such as firewalls, virus protection and spam filtering, InfraSupport has started down an interesting path towards helping organizations virtualize meetings at a very low cost.

June 13, 2007 by

Sophos acquires network access, VPN firm

Sophos has kicked off 2007 by bolstering its product portfolio with the acquisition of US-based VPN and network access control specialist Endforce.The move comes just days after the antivirus specialist partnered with SurfControl and launched a new enterprise security appliance.

January 11, 2007 by

23% of corporate networks rely on users applying security patches themselves

More than 65% of IT managers surveyed by LanDesk are continuing to experience security breaches and are seeking additional methods of securing their organization beyond just anti-virus software. 60% of respondents said that their organization does not have a way of scanning devices attempting to connect to their network and quarantining any system that does not meet their company's security requirements.

January 31, 2006 by

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