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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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Creating a Powerful Anti-Malware Defense
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In today's high-risk cybercrime environment, anti-malware and anti-exploit software need to be implemented on top of basic anti-virus. Read this white paper to learn more about successfully doing so.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 2015


Endpoint Security for Today's Cyber Risks
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can create layered endpoint security with the combination of anti-malware and anti-exploit software.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 2015


What to Do When Anti-Virus Isn't Enough
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
VIDEO: Recently, cybercriminals have learned how to get around most anti-virus software, making traditional security measures too weak to really protect you. Take a look at this brief video to learn how you can add anti-malware to the anti-virus you're already using for an added layer of protection.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Premiered: 03 Jun 2013


Anatomy of Cyber Attack
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: Attend this webinar to learn the anatomy of an advanced persistent threat and why it's critical to detect and isolate the attack at "patient zero," the initial point of infection.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Premiered: Mar 31, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Think Like a Bad Guy: Understanding Advanced Threats and How to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Increasingly, today's advanced threats circumvent traditional defenses—even sandboxing. This SlashGuide white paper helps you understand advanced threats and how to defend against them.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Survey Shows Plenty of Room for Improvement in IT Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: A new survey from IDG Research Services reveals that most organizations lack confidence in their security defenses. Read this report to learn why, and how you can build security that's worth having confidence in.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

4 Anti-Malware Platforms Put Through an Anti-Exploit Test
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
VIDEO: In this video, a series of anti-malware platforms are tested with an exploit simulator test to determine which product has the early detection capabilities required for effective security.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Premiered: 14 Oct 2013


Anti-Malware Tailored to the Needs of Mobile Devices
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
VIDEO: In this brief video, learn about the capabilities of mobile anti-malware and how a mobile anti-malware program could protect you.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Premiered: 15 Oct 2013


Infographic: What is Malvertising?
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, learn all you need to know about malvertising and how to stop it.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015


An Inside View of a Zero-Day Campaign
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper follows one real-life zero-day attack, detailing how the attack entered the network, what parts of the network it infiltrated, and how it was eventually mitigated.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015


17 Security Products Tested for Malware Removal and Repair
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the results of a series of independent tests on seventeen different anti-malware products.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


How Anti-Exploit Software Stops Malware Early
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explains the concept of anti-exploit technology and discusses its capabilities.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


An Inside View of a Zero-Day Campaign
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This article gets you inside the workings of a zero-day attack by giving you a step-by-step look at one that occurred just a few months ago.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015


Survey Results: Endpoint Security in a Time of Uncertainty
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this survey report, find statistics on the most common endpoint security threats faced, what protections are being leveraged, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


Building a Layered Defense Against Data Breaches
sponsored by Absolute Software
WEBCAST: This webcast explores how a tri-layered security strategy can help protect you from a continuous barrage of malware. View now to learn why encryption is not enough to protect data and why endpoint security can pick up where traditional perimeter defenses leave off.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Premiered: Dec 15, 2014

Absolute Software

Cybersecurity Trends of 2015: A View from the Front Lines
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: In today's dangerous threat landscape, the only way to stay secure is to know what you're up against. In this cybersecurity report, find essential information on today's latest security trends.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

FireEye

Enterprise Mobility: Security Strategies and Challenges
sponsored by Absolute Software
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you will uncover the top enterpise mobility challenges today.  View now to learn the four phases of BYOD to strengthen your security strategy and discover tips and best practices to minimize data loss risk.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Premiered: Jan 2, 2014

Absolute Software

Anti-Exploit Tools: The Next Wave of Enterprise Security
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the shortcomings of traditional preventative security approaches and what you can do to move beyond them.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 01 May 2015


Examining the Current Cyber Risks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With attacks no longer a question of "if" but "when," it's crucial to know what your enemies are up to. This white paper examines the prevalent vulnerabilities in organizations today, how hackers are exploiting them, and which tools they are using to get the job done.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Advanced Threat Protection for Dummies
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This free e-book gives you essential information on advanced threat protection (ATP), including tips for using big data security analytics and best practices for advanced threat mitigation.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

Keeping Applications Safe with Whitelisting
sponsored by Digital Guardian
EGUIDE: This e-guide outlines the basics of whitelisting filtering approaches and explores how to use them for advanced malware protection.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Digital Guardian

Evolve or Die: Security Adaptation in a Virtual World
sponsored by BitDefender
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes and suggests solutions for some of the biggest issues in virtualization security.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BitDefender

Securing the Virtual Infrastructure without Impacting Performance
sponsored by BitDefender
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses some of the most common security pitfalls found in virtualized environments and suggests ways to avoid them.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BitDefender

Critical Factors to Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Endpoints are the new security perimeter, and this means rethinking your endpoint security. This white paper will help you do so.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell and Microsoft

It's Time to Identify and Confront Today's Data Center Security Challenges
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to detect, isolate, and block dynamic threats with a granular security approach from inside your data center. Access now to learn why network security is a good start and how to enhance it.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

VMware
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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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