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DEFINITION: A government Trojan is spyware installed on a computer or network by a law enforcement agency for the purpose of capturing information relevant to a criminal investigation. Depending on the program, government Trojan horses may intercept email or VoIP traffic, scan hard drives for relevant digital media or even record conversations and videoconferences. As this type of software captures data and then  … 
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Comply Before You Connect: Security for Federal Agencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use of "comply-to-connect" initiatives in federal agencies and proposes IBM Endpoint Manager as a solution to the need for continuous compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Strategies for boosting your practice’s information immunity
sponsored by GFI LanGuard
WHITE PAPER: According to a 2011 patient privacy and data security study, 96 percent of health-care providers had at least one data breach during the previous two years. Consult this informative white paper to learn more about external threats and internal challenges of the evolving enterprise.
Posted: 31 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

GFI LanGuard

The Next Generation of Cybercrime
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will educate you about a range of different security threats, as well as, the hackers that perpetrated these viruses. You will also receive a list of best practices for protecting your organization the right way.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

Dell SecureWorks

Protecting Commercial Online Banking Customers from Next-Generation Malware
sponsored by IronKey
WHITE PAPER: Cybercriminals are now using advanced malicious software (malware) to attack the computers of finance professionals in companies and government agencies. Read this paper now to learn how your business can stay protected from these threats.
Posted: 22 Nov 2010 | Published: 22 Nov 2010

IronKey

Understanding WMI Malware
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This research paper will discuss how cybercriminals used Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) as a venue to conveniently perform malicious activities on affected users' systems. The findings in this paper were based on a client-submitted case that TrendLabs engineers handled this March.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Published: 26 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

Dissecting the XWM Trojan Kit: A Peek at China's Growing Underground Online Gaming Economy
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This research paper introduces a popular online gaming Trojan kit known as the "Xiang Wei Ma (XWM) Kit," which roughly translates to "Rattle Trojan," that targets popular online games in China.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Published: 26 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

McAfee Total Protection for Secure Business
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: Medium-sized businesses have the dual challenges of enforcing acceptable use policies for email and the web, and ensuring compliance with government data privacy regulations. Read this white paper to learn about security solutions for your medium-sized business.
Posted: 31 Aug 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

Insight

ZeuS: A Persistent Criminal Enterprise
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This research paper, presented by Trend Micro, examines the ZeuS botnet; a cyber-criminal tool primarily used to steal money. Access this paper now to learn how ZeuS works, who is behind this crimeware, ZeuS variants now emerging and more.
Posted: 11 May 2010 | Published: 24 Mar 2010

Trend Micro

Global Threat Trends - March 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: Read this analysis of ESET’s ThreatSense.Net®, a sophisticated malware reporting and tracking system, which shows that the highest number of detections this month, with almost 10.32% of the total, was scored by the Win32/Conficker class of threat.
Posted: 16 Apr 2010 | Published: 16 Apr 2010

ESET

Global Threat Trends- February 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: Review this report to see what threats had the highest number of detections in the past month according to the results of a sophisticated analysis provided by ESET's ThreatSense.Net®.
Posted: 25 Feb 2010 | Published: 25 Jan 2010

ESET

Heuristic Analysis- Detecting Unknown Viruses
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: The aim of this paper is to reduce some of the confusion around the workings of AV technology, and to clarify what is realistic to expect from AV protection, particularly heuristic analysis.
Posted: 03 Feb 2010 | Published: 03 Feb 2010

ESET

Global Threat Trends- Year-End Report 2009
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you'll learn the most prevalent threats, including their percentage values relative to all the threats detected by ThreatSense.Net®.
Posted: 21 Jan 2010 | Published: 21 Jan 2010

ESET

Seven Design Requirements for Web 2.0 Threat Protection
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn about new Web 2.0 threats and why most security solutions in place today can't adequately protect against them. Check out the Seven Design Requirements for Web 2.0 Threat Prevention and an overview of McAfee product and technology offerings that address these requirements.
Posted: 23 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Apr 2009

McAfee, Inc.

Understanding and Detecting Malware Threats Based on File Size
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Malware is typically within files that are less than one megabyte(MB) in size. According to Fortine research, 97% of malware discovered since the beginning of 2006 is below one MB in size.
Posted: 18 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Fortinet, Inc.

Unified Threat Management (UTM) Solutions
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: This series of technical briefs examines the key factors you need to consider regarding unified threat management (UTM) solutions as they impact security, performance, management, and consolidation.
Posted: 05 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

SonicWALL

Cyber Attacks on the Rise: IBM 2007 Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how the IBM Internet Security Systems™ X-Force® research and development team discovered, analyzed and recorded new vulnerabilities and the status of varying threats throughout the first six months of this year.
Posted: 19 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2007

IBM

Putting Security in a Positive Light - A Guide to Proactively Managing Endpoint Risk
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the importance of adopting a positive security model that combines the power of vulnerability management, automated remediation, whitelist application and device control to eliminate the risk of the unknown.
Posted: 29 Oct 2007 | Published: 10 Sep 2007

Lumension

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Internet Security Threat Report details the issues related to online fraud and examines current trends in the internet security landscape. Read this paper today and learn about the future of internet attacks and what to expect in the coming years.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

Symantec Corporation

Ten Ways Hackers Breach Security
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Hacking, cracking, and cyber crimes can wreak havoc on an organization. This white paper discusses ten common methods hackers use to breach your existing security, and what you can do to protect yourself.
Posted: 09 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Global Knowledge
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TROJAN HORSES DEFINITION (continued): …  sends it back to a central server for processing and analysis without a user's knowledge, it is generally classified as a back door Trojan horse virus. Governments have approached implementing Trojan horses in different ways. Swiss government agencies have been reported to be working with Internet service providers (ISPs) to record speech on an infected PC's microphone, as opposed to of intercepting encrypted voice packets. German agencies have sought authority to plant Trojan horses on the hard drives of suspected criminals using email that would install keyloggers, record webcams and microphones … 
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