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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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The New Reality of Stealth Crimeware
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn what you need to know about "stealthology" and how you can protect yourself against sneaky criminals. Read on and discover more about stealthy malware like Stuxnet and Zeus, developing rootkit defenses, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

Information Security Magazine - March 2013
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: This issue of Information Security magazine explores the outsourcing of security services and the managed security service provider (MSSP) landscape. Also explored are key tips for managing big data privacy concerns, how antivirus evasion techniques show the ease with which attackers bypass detection, and much more.
Posted: 28 Feb 2013 | Published: 01 Mar 2013

SearchSecurity.com

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

McAfee Security Journal
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This edition of the McAfee Security Journal focuses on social engineering, the psychology of decision making, and elementary social psychology to analyze why people fall for social engineering without perceiving the deception.
Posted: 15 Dec 2008 | Published: 15 Dec 2008

McAfee, Inc.

Information Security Magazine - September 2009: Readers’ Choice Awards
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
EZINE: This issue of Security Information Magazine features the 2009 Readers’ Choice Awards. For the fourth consecutive year, our readers voted to determine the best security products. A record 1,721 voters participated this year, rating products in 17 different categories. There’s also a great article on the facts and myths about encryption and more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2009 | Published: 15 Sep 2009

Information Security Magazine

Case Study: Antivirus Business Exceeds Mitsubishi Polysilicon’s Needs for Malware Protection
sponsored by Threat Track Security
CASE STUDY: This brief case study demonstrates how Mitsubishi Polysilicon implemented an improved anti-malware solution that eliminated downtime during scans, resulting in improved productivity and streamlined business processes.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Threat Track Security

Maximize ROI with Email Security in the Cloud
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WEBCAST: Watch this webinar replay and hear SaaS expert Paul LaPorte discuss how in-the-cloud and new hybrid email security solutions can deliver more value than on-premises solutions.
Posted: 09 Jan 2009 | Premiered: Jan 9, 2009

Proofpoint, Inc.

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.

Driving Down the Total Cost of Protection
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: In recent years there has been an exponential growth in malware proliferation around the world. Over 30,000 new threats hit the wire each day, requiring more than 3,500 new malware signatures being released daily by anti-malware companies. Read this white paper to learn about Kaspersky's world class, yet affordable anti-malware protection systems.
Posted: 11 Nov 2010 | Published: 11 Nov 2010

Kaspersky Lab

McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will introduce you to a security solution that addresses advanced malware, data loss, and other issues from a single, manageable environment and can help limit your exposure to Internet threats. Read on and discover how this solution can offer you advanced e-mail virus and spam protection, comprehensive device control, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

McAfee, 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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