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DEFINITION: A bot worm is a self-replicating malware program that resides in current memory (RAM), turns infected computers into zombies (or bots) and transmits itself to other computers. A bot worm may be created with the ultimate intention of creating a botnet that functions as a vehicle for the spread of viruses, Trojans and spam. Typically, bot worms have exploited vulnerabilities in Windows operating systems  … 
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The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The 10 Most Dangerous Risks to Microsoft Security
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Security has always been an important part of any IT infrastructure. This white paper has tips to help improve your awareness of some of the more important risks threatening your Microsoft infrastructure.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 13 May 2009

Global Knowledge

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defence-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Stuxnet 0.5: The Missing Link
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, gain new insight on Stuxnet, and uncover recent key findings on where and how it may have originated in the hopes is improving a defense tactic to prevent and defend against it.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

The Next Generation of Cybercrime: How it's evolved, where it's going
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Cybercrime is continuously evolving and attacks occur everyday, costing businesses significant loss and money. In order develop a strong security strategy to reduce your risk of attacks, you must understand cybercrime. Read this executive brief to explore several generations of cybercriminals and the methods and motivations of their attacks.
Posted: 19 May 2011 | Published: 19 May 2011

Dell, Inc.

Threat Containment for Facebook
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: This technical brief discusses multiple Blue Coat solutions to address malicious content control, enforce acceptable use policies, prevent sensitive information leakage and enhance user productivity on Facebook.
Posted: 08 Oct 2010 | Published: 08 Oct 2010

BlueCoat

Next Generation Web Application Firewalls (NG-WAF)
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes Imperva's vision for the next generation of WAFs. It details Web application security problems and solutions today, and gives perspectives on the future.
Posted: 02 Jun 2010 | Published: 02 Jun 2010

Imperva

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 - December 2009
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: 16 Sep 2009 | Published: 02 Sep 2009

ESET

Drive-by Downloads--The Web Under Siege
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we will explore what actually happens during a drive-by attack, the lures used to perpetrate attacks, the technology behind the attacks, and the use of drive-by download attacks in personal data theft and computer takeovers.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Kaspersky Lab

Laying the IT Security Foundation
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Learn how in today's evolving threat landscape you need to lay the proper IT security foundation that proactively addresses the root cause of attacks such as Conficker.
Posted: 06 Apr 2009 | Published: 06 Apr 2009

Lumension

Shavlik Customer Update: What is the Conficker worm, referred to as "Downadup"?
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the risks posed by the Downadup worm and how Shavlik is uniquely suited to help customers respond quickly. Read this brief paper to learn how Shavlik makes it easy for users to do targeted installation of solutions that automate and control patch and configuration management processes while minimizing operational impact.
Posted: 11 Feb 2009 | Published: 11 Feb 2009

Shavlik Technologies

The Advantages of a Hosted Security Model
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how organizations today are responding to new types of email threats. This white paper discusses how a hosted security is now a viable solution for organizations and is increasingly deployed to ensure better security and reduced costs.
Posted: 19 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Websense, 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

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

Managing Instant Messaging for Business Advantage: Phase Two - Protecting against IM Threats
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a four phase approach for effectively managing the risks and costs associated with the corporate use of IM. Learn more about how this four phase approach can help your company establish an effective IM usage policy.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Symantec Corporation

Spyware in the Enterprise: The Problem and the Solution
sponsored by Sunbelt Software
WHITE PAPER: Spyware is a serious threat to the enterprise network, and the threat is growing. Download this informative white paper to learn more about the costs, problems and solutions associated with counting spyware.
Posted: 10 Jan 2007 | Published: 10 Jan 2007

Sunbelt Software

Stopping Zombies, Botnets and Other Email-Borne Threats
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Hijacked computers, or zombies, hide inside networks where they send spam, steal information, and enable serious crimes. Download this white paper and learn how the threat has evolved, how zombie networks are created and why organizations are vulnerable.
Posted: 20 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

Sophos, Inc.

Managing Instant Messaging For Business Advantage: Phase One - Assessing IM Usage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Instant Messaging (IM) is a valuable business communications tool for your company but its widespread adoption brings the risk of potential worms and viruses. This paper examines seven steps for managing, securing, and auditing your company's use of IM.
Posted: 17 May 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

Symantec Corporation
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WORMS DEFINITION (continued): …  but attacks are increasingly targeting other types of applications, including antivirus software. In December 2006, a bot worm called Big Yellow exploited a vulnerability in the corporate version of Symantec's security software. One of the earliest bot worms was Zotob, which exploited a buffer overflow vulnerability, allowing malicious hackers to gather personal and financial information from targeted computers and networks. Sometimes the presence of a bot worm causes the infected computer to repeatedly crash. Often, however, the user of an infected computer may not be aware of the trouble until … 
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