Blog Posts Tagged with "Antivirus"


Symantec Confirms Norton AV Source Code Exposed

January 05, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

"Symantec can confirm that a segment of its source code has been accessed. Symantec’s own network was not breached, but rather that of a third party entity. We are still gathering information on the details and are not in a position to provide specifics on the third party involved..."

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Update 3: Hackers May Leak Norton Antivirus Source Code

January 05, 2012 Added by:Headlines

YamaTough has posted more information from the alleged breach on Google+ in an effort to prove this is not a spoof, an excerpt is as follows...

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Update: File Appears to Contain 2006 Norton AV Source Code

January 05, 2012 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

Infosec Island has been provided with a file that appears to contain source code for the 2006 version of Norton antivirus. We have provided Symantec with the file and are awaiting their analysis. We will not be releasing the file due to the sensitive nature of the information...

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BitDefender Internet Security Suite Review

October 10, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Let’s be honest with each other, what are the biggest problems with securing PC’s? Having an anti-virus and firewall alone will not completely protect you. You have to have your Windows patches installed, applications need to be kept up to date and you have to use secure passwords...

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Smarter Security Steps Part 3: Safe and Secure Technology

September 29, 2011 Added by:Brian McGinley

We have moved from being a computer-assisted society to one that is computer-dependent. Control is critical to maintaining a secure operation. That requires assistance from technical experts. But good control begins with a company’s employees, an area you can’t afford to ignore...

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FireEye Releases First Advanced Threat Report

August 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The FireEye Advanced Threat Report focuses on the threats that have successfully evaded traditional defenses. These are the unknown threats and advanced attacks that are dynamic, targeted, and stealthy. And, they are extremely effective for compromising organizations’ networks..."

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McAfee: 65 Million Malware Samples - That’s Just the Tip

August 30, 2011 Added by:Brent Huston

I was fascinated by this article that came across my newsfeed that said McAfee hit 65 million malware samples in the 2nd quarter of 2011. It seems that the malware cat truly is out of the bag. It also seems like someone forgot to warn the crimeware world about opening Pandora’s box...

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Morto Computer Worm Spreading via RDP

August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We don't see that many internet worms these days. It's mostly just bots and trojans. But we just found a new internet worm, and it's spreading in the wild... It uses a new spreading vector that we haven't seen before: RDP," said F-Secure...

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The Life of a Zero Day Worm

August 18, 2011 Added by:Javvad Malik

Given the number of devices currently connected to the internet, factoring in new devices that are being added daily, subtracting devices being removed, factoring in energy reserves and the possibility of a giant tsunami wiping out humanity, I have approximately 134.2 years to go...

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Fifteen Important Social Media Security Tips

July 23, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Don’t click on short links that don’t clearly show the link location. Criminals often post phony links that claim to show who has been viewing your profile. Test unknown links at by pasting the link into the “View a Site Report” form on the right-hand side of the page...

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Solving The End User Problem

July 19, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

One of the more useful tools for Windows clients was a product called "Steady State." It allowed a system to be "snapshotted" and in the event of malware intrusion, a reboot would restore the client to its previous snapshot. But like most good ideas, Microsoft discontinued it...

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Seven Security Blankets and I'm Still Short-Sheeted

July 17, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

Client-side "layered security" is a mess. It fails because people are so irritated by all the alerts that they don't understand. They no longer trust their security arrangements, and when they visit a site that offers a rogue antivirus and no alert pops up, they let it run for a second opinion...

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The Best And Most Secure Windows OS Ever

July 14, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

When it comes to the number one "moment of abject stupidity" that award has to go to "browser/OS integration" with the release of Windows98. There was much outcry including my own testimony at an FTC hearing, and at the end of my testimony, I warned the FTC what was to come from this...

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The Demise of the Antivirus Industry

July 12, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

Over the past 30 years, the antivirus industry was used to doing things only one way. And the creative people who came up with unique and sometimes eccentric ways of thinking outside anyone's box all got shunted aside in favor of people who did things "by the book."...

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The Birth of the Antivirus Industry

July 11, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

The entire industry has been entirely sublimated by people who have no real idea of what the mission is and only count beans. And it shows in the quality of work performed by the numerous products across the board to the detriment of those paying them for a task that they're no longer up to...

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Throwing in the Towel: The Sorry State of Client Security

July 07, 2011 Added by:Kevin McAleavey

TDL4 has publicly caused the security industry to transition into full panic mode and literally throw in the towel as the solution to this and other malware continues to elude the industry according to widespread reports, while our attention was distracted by the kiddie wars on the Lulzboat...

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