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What is FakeAV?
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: FakeAV, or Fake AntiVirus, is a class of malware that display false alert messages concerning threats that do not really exist. The alerts prompt users to visit a website where they will be asked to pay for these non-existent threats to be cleaned up. Read on to learn where FakeAV comes from, how they act, and how to protect yourself.
Posted: 25 Jun 2010 | Published: 24 May 2010

Sophos, Inc.

Ten Ways to Dodge CyberBullets: Reloaded
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, ESET research teams revisit their top ten list on what people can do to protect themselves against malicious activity, and offers key advice based on today’s changing environments, while still applying the basic principles.
Posted: 26 Jan 2012 | Published: 26 Jan 2012

ESET

Excerpts from Virus Bulletin Comparative Reviews August-December 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: The basic requirements for a product to achieve VB100 certification status are that a product detects, both on demand and on access, in its default settings, all malware known to be ‘In the Wild’ at the time of the review, and generates no false positives when scanning a set of clean files.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

ESET

Antivirus Testing and AMTSO Has anything changed?
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This paper looks at testing as it was, as it is, and as Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO) would like it to be. Is testing really so difficult? Is it appropriate for the vendors who make the products under test to be so involved in the process of defining good practice?
Posted: 08 Sep 2010 | Published: 08 Sep 2010

ESET

How Bad Are the Bad Guys? - The Changing Nature of Web Security Threats
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper considers how Web-based security threats are evolving, within the context of IT trends including mobile, home computing, and other forms of remote access that could all potentially increase the attack surface of the organization. Read on to learn more about protecting your organization from emerging Web-based security threats.
Posted: 24 Nov 2009 | Published: 23 Sep 2009

Webroot

A Hack Attack: Six Steps to Recovery
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It’s startling when malware hits your network, or an intruder enters by password cracking. You’ve been hacked—now what? Don’t panic. Read about the six steps that your business can take to respond and protect itself.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2008
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report provides a detailed overview of current Internet threat activity, malicious code, and known vulnerabilities. It also examines the latest trends in phishing and spam tactics and discusses how regional differences affect malicious activity globally.
Posted: 09 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Symantec Corporation

Maintaining Trust: Protecting Your Web Site Users from Malware
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores the problem of malware and how it is increasingly being delivered through legitimate Web sites. It also introduces new techniques from IBM that are designed to go beyond standard security measures to help organizations proactively defend against threats.
Posted: 31 Dec 2009 | Published: 02 Nov 2009

IBM

Four Principles of Effective Threat Protection: Defining the right strategy and tools to defend your business against malware
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Threat protection requires an updated approach now that the classic model of anti-virus plus firewall is no longer enough. Best practice calls for interlocking layers of protection that support your business processes and digital assets. Read on to learn principles you can use to strike a balance between enabling business and ensuring security.
Posted: 25 Jun 2010 | Published: 24 Jun 2010

Sophos, Inc.

Attack of the PDF Documents: How Adobe’s PDF Format has become one of the top carriers of malware
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Since PDF has become so common on the Internet, with nearly every business using it as the document format of choice for delivering forms, articles, and whitepapers, the security problems and malware potential of PDF are far too tempting for the bad guys to ignore.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Apr 2011

Sophos, Inc.
 
 
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