April 01, 2010 | SC Media

Print Issue: April 01, 2010

Briefs: Company News

Panda Security has named Rick Carlson (left) president of U.S. operations; Keith Lubner, VP of channels; and Sydney Curtis, VP of marketing. The trio previously held roles at AVG, Veritas Software and EarthLink. Additionally, Panda has opened a U.S. headquarters in Orlando, Fla., with a regional office remaining in Glendale, Calif. Apple has named Window…

Win32/Hydraq

What is it? Hydraq is a family of malware used in the recent highly sophisticated, coordinated attacks against corporate networks, including Google. The hack-attack components are zero-day in Internet Explorer with shellcode that installs a backdoor on the target system. How does it work? Remote attackers can gain full control of the affected system. Theoretically,…

The mobile security threat is overblown.

FOR Security software vendors like to bleat about how mobile phones will be the next big target for malware writers. Mobile operating systems are becoming a lot like PCs, they say. PCs have lots of malware. Therefore smartphones will have lots of malware. Security vendors are hoping this will become true so they can sell…

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