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THREAT OF THE MONTH

Win32/Zimuse worm What is it?With the shift by criminals to making money from malware, we sometimes forget that the old school virus writers never disappeared. Recently researchers at ESET discovered a new worm that spreads through removable media, like thumb drives. This one is nasty as it also overwrites the master boot record of the…
Teri Robinson
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IoT Security – Let’s do this thing

Let's just get the big "I told you so" out of the way, so we can move on to the pitch for securing the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Network-level protection is better than device patches for SMS vulnerabilities.

FOR Mobile devices have become the primary medium for business and personal communications. Mobile spam, as a relatively new means of duping unsuspecting users, can spread quickly so immediate action must be taken to protect users. For many reasons, patch management and client side application are not the solutions for SMS vulnerabilities. First, the process…
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Why should anti-virus products employ heuristic detection?

Once upon a time, in a galaxy not so far away, there were only a few computer viruses. Little more than a curiosity to most, they were relatively rare, slow spreading and in general, more of a mythological threat than a real one. The initial anti-virus products that were created to deal with these were perfectly adequate; updated once a month or so, the customers could be fairly sure that they would be protected. Fast-forward to today’s interconnected and always-on world, and the scale of the problem is orders of magnitude above where it was back in those early days.
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