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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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The Malware Report: Hotel Business Center PCs Strike Again
sponsored by ESET
PODCAST: Matt Grant talks with Randy Abrams about security issues with hotel business center computers. These are public computers and they often have insufficient security features. In this podcast, Randy shares some interesting things he’s found in hotel computers and gives some advice on using them safely.
Posted: 29 Oct 2009 | Premiered: Aug 20, 2009

ESET

The Malware Report: Radisson Hotels Exposed by Guest Data Breach
sponsored by ESET
PODCAST: Matt Grant talks with Randy Abrams about a data breach at Radison Hotels. Unfortunately, an unknown number of their guests' credit card numbers were exposed to malicious hackers. In this podcast, Randy dishes out some advice on how to prevent this sort of data breach and what to do in the event that it’s already happened.
Posted: 29 Oct 2009 | Premiered: Sep 23, 2009

ESET

This Month in the Threat Webscape -- August 2009
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
VIDEO: The Websense Security Labs Team provides a review of threats occurring during the month of August 2009. Highlighted is the massive DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Twitter, Google Blogger, LiveJournal, and Facebook centered around 1 person: Cyxymu, a pro-Georgia blogger who is an active critic of Moscow's politics.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Premiered: 08 Sep 2009

Websense, Inc.

Strategies for Controlling Email Risks with Declining Budgets
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
VIDEO: Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele discusses today's email security landscape, including trends related to inbound spam and virus, data loss prevention, email encryption, email archiving and how SaaS email security solutions can greatly reduce costs while improving security.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Premiered: 16 Sep 2009

Proofpoint, Inc.

Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Symantec Protection Suite creates a protected endpoint and messaging environment that is secure against today's complex malware, data loss and spam threats, and is quickly recoverable in the event of failure.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Premiered: 18 Jun 2009

Symantec Corporation

TechTalk: Stop Malware at the Web Gateway
sponsored by BlueCoat
WEBCAST: Safeguarding your data from malware and other Web threats takes a layered approach. In this TechTalk webinar Blue Coat Technical Marketing Engineers will lead a discussion on how the Blue Coat ProxyAV works with the ProxySG to create a community-watch based security.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Premiered: Mar 24, 2009

BlueCoat

Tearing Down the Fortress to Better Protect the Enterprise
sponsored by BlueCoat
WEBCAST: Check out this webcast and learn about the 5 key layers of malware defense that can provide multi-layered protection for your company.
Posted: 13 Oct 2008 | Premiered: Oct 13, 2008

BlueCoat

Endpoint Security and Control
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Learn how Sophos delivers complete protection against viruses, spyware and adware, controls VoIP, IM, P2P, games and removable storage devices and enables you to assess and control all endpoints.
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 | Premiered: 02 Oct 2008

Sophos, Inc.

RTDiscover
sponsored by FaceTime Communications
PRODUCT DEMO: The Internet has changed. Email and Web browsing traffic entering enterprise networks is now dwarfed by greynets like IM, VoIP and P2P, opening channels for potential malware coming in, as well as the danger of sensitive information leaking out
Posted: 10 Dec 2007 | Premiered: 10 Dec 2007

FaceTime Communications

Symantec Mail Security for SMTP
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Try this download and see how Symantec's Mail Security for SMTP can help your company defend against viruses, spam, and other unwanted content. It also provides high-performance, integrated protection against threats at the Internet email gateway.
Posted: 14 May 2007 | Premiered: 14 May 2007

Symantec Corporation

Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN)
sponsored by Sourceforge.net
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is a self-contained boot floppy that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers.
Posted: 01 Dec 2006 | Premiered: 09 Mar 2007

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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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