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DEFINITION: An event sink, sometimes called a listener, is a piece of coding that defines how a server or computer is to handle given events. Event sinks are often used in spam filters to trigger actions in response to the receipt of an e-mail message with defined characteristics or certain types of attachments. The destination of data handled by such a program is also sometimes called an event sink. An event  … 
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Guarding Against Next-Gen Spam/ Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Symantec Hosted Services
WEBCAST: This Webcast examines state-of-the-art defenses in email attacks and looks specifically at the technological and management requirements facing these new threats.
Posted: 15 Apr 2007 | Premiered: Apr 17, 2007, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

Symantec Hosted Services

The Extraordinary Failure of Anti-Virus Technology
sponsored by SecureWave
WHITE PAPER: Anti-Virus technology fails to prevent computers from virus infections. This paper examines how whitelisting prevents malware and defends against evolving threats. Learn about five common security breaches and how whitelisting can help prevent them.
Posted: 02 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

SecureWave

McAfee Threats Report: Third Quarter 2010
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This quarter we have seen quite a bit of activity from old nemeses such as Koobface, fake anti-virus software, password-stealing Trojans, and AutoRun (a.k.a. USB-based) malware; however, all these attack vectors take a backseat to the quarter’s most significant threat: Stuxnet. This report will look at the top malware threats around the globe.
Posted: 02 Dec 2010 | Published: 02 Dec 2010

McAfee, Inc.

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

Anti-Phishing: Best Practices for Institutions and Consumer
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Phishing has become the most malicious form of spam, leaving both organizations and consumers vulnerable to financial losses and stolen information. Read this white paper to learn about best practices for protecting your company from phishing attacks.
Posted: 27 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

McAfee, Inc.

2010: Cybercrime Coming of Age
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you'll read that cybercrime is on the rise, not only in terms of the number of perpetrators and the volume of crimes committed, but also in terms of the range of techniques employed to carry them out.
Posted: 02 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

ESET

Why Bayesian Filtering Is the Most Effective Anti-spam Technology
sponsored by GFI Software
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This white paper describes how Bayesian filtering works and explains why it is the best way to combat spam.
Posted: 02 May 2006 | Published: 01 May 2006

GFI Software

Attachment Spam - The Latest Trend
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains what makes spam such an unbearable problem and how spamming tactics are evolving daily to beat anti-spam software.
Posted: 18 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

GFI Software

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

Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5 vs. McAfee and Symantec
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
TEST RESULTS: Server and desktop virtualization are essential elements of any IT strategy that seeks to decrease capital and operational expenditures. In the rush to implement virtualization technologies, many organizations simply deploy the same anti-virus solution that is in use on their physical server and desktop systems.
Posted: 18 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.
 
 
SPAM FILTERS DEFINITION (continued): …  sink directs messages with certain characteristics away from the user's inbox. Such messages may be sent to a quarantine folder or be rejected outright. Each time a message is directed away from the inbox, the program may notify the sender and/or the intended recipient, depending on how the program is written.Among other things, you can use an event sink to specify that:Attachments will download to certain drives or foldersAttachments will be ignored or blockedMessages that would cause an excess of stored data will be rejectedMessages with suspicious characteristics will be quarantined or rejectedNetwork … 
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