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Image Gallery: Avast! Antivirus office in Prague, Czech Republic

Image Gallery: Avast! Antivirus office in Prague, Czech Republic

With over 100 million users internationally, Avast! Antivirus reliance on the Freemium business model, has offered the company an unprecedented opportunity for a cost-effective worldwide market penetration. At a recent PR event in Prague, the Czech Republic, Avast! executives explained this business model, and offered insights into some of the current trends within the antivirus market.

published July 28, 2010 by

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Image Gallery: April's cyber threat landscape

Image Gallery: April's cyber threat landscape

Facebook phishing campaigns serving ZeuS crimeware, new Mac OS X malware variant, yet another cyber espionage network exposed, next to several reports detailing Opt-In botnets and how outdated vulnerabilities drive the growth of cybercrime - April, 2010 was a busy month for the security community.

published April 29, 2010 by

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Mac OS X ransomware - hype or real threat?

Mac OS X ransomware - hype or real threat?

In need of a fresh example that cybercriminals are actively looking for ways to monetize infected Mac OS X hosts? Early-stage discussions at several web forums, including a PoC (proof of concept, source code included) as well as the following potential layouts speak for themselves.Read the article: Mac OS X SMS ransomware - hype or real threat?

published March 17, 2010 by

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McAfee Total Protection 2010: Photo gallery

McAfee Total Protection 2010: Photo gallery

McAfee Total Protection 2010 is the latest in McAfee's security stable to offer all the bells, whistles and options that the company can squeeze into one security suite. This program is nothing if not extensive, as the following screenshots show.

published November 4, 2009 by

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Inside the botnets that never make the news

Inside the botnets that never make the news

This gallery offers an inside view of those "beneath the radar" botnets that never make the news. The images have been collected throughout the past year by using open source intelligence, namely, by either joining the command and control IRC channel upon infection, or monitoring ongoing communications between the botnet masters.If you ever wanted to take an inside view of targeted-botnets primarily run by novice cybercriminals sometimes utilizing outdated, but very effective methods - this gallery is for you.

published May 20, 2009 by

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Security in a Web 2.0 world

Malware is increasing with the popularity of social networking sites. Dan Nadir, vice president of product strategy at ScanSafe, explains how real-time pro-active scanning technology can protect organizations.

published February 15, 2007 by

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Rootkits

Rootkits attack deep within operating systems and make themselves invisible to the anti-spyware and anti-virus software sent out to detect them. Learn how to use rootkit detectors, which use the same tricks as the rootkits themselves.

published July 21, 2005 by

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Microsoft casts a spyware net

At RSA Conference 2005 in San Francisco, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Zachary Gutt, a product manager in the business security unit, demonstrate SpyNet, an anti-spyware database created by collecting real-time alerts from computer users.

published February 15, 2005 by

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A new way to attack spyware

Spy Sweeper, released this week, targets spyware that may be unknowingly loaded onto your computer. CNET's Brian Cooley finds out how the software combats the growing problem of hidden programs that may be tracking your private information.

published April 7, 2003 by

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