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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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Memory corruption attacks
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series argues that the lack of diversity in software and operating systems has left a large number of computers vulnerable to memory program attacks.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Threat Management: Devising a new strategy to tackle today's cyberattacks
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This Information Security Essential Guide on Threat Management explores the new strategies organizations are developing to tackle the threat of today’s growing malware threats and targeted attacks.
Posted: 31 May 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

SearchSecurity.com

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.

E-Guide: Why attackers exploit multiple zero-day attacks and how to respond
sponsored by ESET
EGUIDE: The Stuxnet worm has received significant media coverage for the large number of different types of systems it has infected. Symantec Corp. published an informative technical write-up that explains Stuxnet in detail and reports that around 100,000 systems have been infected.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

ESET

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

IT Decision Checklist: Antimalware
sponsored by ESET
EGUIDE: Companies face complicated buying decisions when it comes to buying host-based antimalware, starting with whether to purchase a protection suite, and what to include in that all-in-one package. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2010 | Published: 14 Jun 2010

ESET

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

Threatsaurus: The A-Z of Computer and Data Security Threats
sponsored by Sophos UK
BOOK: Whether you're an IT professional, use a computer at work, or just browse the internet, this book is for you. We tell you the facts about the threats to your computers and to your data in simple, easy-to-understand language.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2009

Sophos UK

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

Case Study: Panda Security Enables Gloucestershire NHS to Communicate Effectively and Safely
sponsored by Panda Security
CASE STUDY: Learn how Gloucestershire NHS was able to help 1700 client computers send and receive vital information safely and efficiently by installing Panda's Managed Office Protection Antivirus solution.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 25 Jul 2009

Panda Security

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

Presentation Transcript: The Future of Information-Centric Security
sponsored by Palisade Systems, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this presentation transcript to learn what speaker Rich Mogull has to say about the importance of data protection and the future of security in terms of the way security decisions and security breaches affect business.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 04 Sep 2009

Palisade Systems, Inc.

Enhance Security with Intel® vPro™ Technology
sponsored by Intel Corporation
VIDEO: Security and compliance are strong values even in a down economy. Hear from a variety of clients that have used Intel® vPro™ Technology to identify problems, disable and enable the network, enhance patch management, and enabled them to isolate threats quickly and efficiently.
Posted: 08 Sep 2009 | Premiered: 08 Sep 2009

Intel Corporation

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

Stopping Inbound and Outbound Threats: Juniper Networks Firewall/IPSec VPN with Unified Threat Management (UTM)
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Juniper Networks firewall/VPN appliances include UTM features that are backed by world class technology partnerships.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Five Ways to Improve Your Wireless Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: A wireless network can help your employees stay productive as they move around your company, but to take advantage of the benefits of wireless networking, you need to be sure that your network is safe from hackers and unauthorized users.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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.

Securing Your Business with Your Network: Security Made Simple
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
BROCHURE: Network security is essential for your business because it allows employees and vendors to access company voice and data services over a secure network connection, wherever they may be located. Read this paper to learn how to secure your business network
Posted: 22 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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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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