Fact: We take for granted that our desktop PCs, notebooks, smartphones and tablets are safe from viruses, malware, trojans and other security vulnerabilities. As the world gets more and more mobile; and increasingly open and social, protection becomes even more vital. So to ensure you’re all well protected, we’re giving away 5 copies of Norton 360 Everywhere Multi-Device*, courtesy of [...]
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KUALA LUMPUR, 27 February 2013, – Counterfeit software is a very common thing in Malaysia. A Microsoft study found that one in two PCs running counterfeit software in Malaysia were infected with malware. Potentially dangerous malware such as “Zeus” Trojan was also found in one of them as well.
A professor of computer science at North Carolina State University, Xuxian Jiang, discovered that Google‘s application verification service that detects malicious apps on Android has a detection rate of below 20%.
In a closed session with selected media recently, Sourcefire, Inc., announced and launched its latest FirePOWER network security appliance in Malaysia. FirePOWER helps to significantly protect businesses from sophisticated malware threats, advanced persistent threats (APTs) and targeted attacks.
Researchers from North Carolina State University recently published a video demonstrating how a mobile app can simulate the reception of a SMS message from a spoofed source. In a blog post on Symantec’s official blog, Symantec reportedly found SMS spoofing codes in 200 apps found on Google Play Store, with millions of combined downloads. SMS spoofing can be used for numerous malicious intentions, including [...]
Web security and WAN optimisation specialist, Blue Coat Systems, Inc, has announced that Albert Kuo, formerly a HP executive, has been appointed general manager and vice president of field operations for Asia Pacific. Kuo brings with him more than 15 years of sales success experience in the Asia Pacific region. His new role will see him responsible for all aspects [...]
Google recently gave out rewards to people who alerted them on flaws or security vulnerabilities for their Chrome browser in an ongoing initiative to make their software safe and more secure. One hacker managed to do exactly that and was handsomely rewarded for his efforts. The hacker codenamed “Pinkie Pie”, a character from the popular cartoon ‘My Little Pony’, managed [...]
“Cloud”, “mobility” and “big data” are common buzzwords these days and while these key elements help organisations to drive innovation, enhance agility and improve financial management, they also pose new challenges and concerns. One being – security, and in a big way. HP is looking to address these concerns with the announcement of its expanded security solutions portfolio to help [...]
As we approach the end of the week, here is some food for thought from everyone’s favourite security platform – Norton. Friday – it’s a day when everyone starts winding down before the weekend and cranking up their social plans…whether its Friday afternoon drinks, sharing ‘Friday funny’ videos and emails or turning to social networks to check what friends [...]
Interested in getting a piece of the Facebook pie? Have you received an email featuring such offers? Be careful where you click, as Symantec’s Security Team warns. If you have been offered exclusive access to subscribe to Facebook’s IPO shares, there’s a good chance that it is a scam. Symantec Security Response recently spotted a 419 scam email titled “FACEBOOK [...]
Downloading mobile games? Symantec warns that there may be thieves in your “Temple Run” download. The creators of the Android.Opfake threat have struck again and with guile, no less. Symantec have recently discovered several dummy sites to disguise games such as Temple Run and as malware. While most dummy sites are easily spotted, the Opfake team have gone to great [...]
Have you read an email recently? Clicked on a link? Watched a Youtube video? Reading this, you’ve probably done two of the three and that has probably increased your chances of getting malicious attacks through the internet, tenfold. Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), through its findings have released their Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17, which details malicious trends on the internet [...]