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Spyware: Know Your Enemy White Paper

Published By: MessageLabs     Published Date: Sep 25, 2008
In order to better understand where spyware is going, or more importantly, where it’s evolved from, we actually need to wind the clock back a lot further than may be first imagined; in fact, over fifteen years. If we look at the embryonic stages of the anti-virus industry, around sixteen years ago there were the first boot-sector viruses. It has taken this time for viruses as we’ve traditionally known them to evolve towards the more commercially viable, or intellectual-property-theft status that we now associate with contemporary viruses, a fact not realized by many. This whitepaper goes in-depth to discuss the history of spyware and its evolving future.
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messagelabs, spyware, viruses, botnets, microsof, browser helper object, web threats, malware
    
MessageLabs

Panda Security for Business with TruPrevent Technologies

Published By: Panda Security     Published Date: Feb 06, 2008
Today’s targeted malware attacks are infecting unsuspecting businesses at astonishing rates, rendering traditional antivirus solutions ineffective. Reported and known viruses are becoming less important compared to the increase in unknown threats and attacks.
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security, threats, ips, intrusion prevention, internet security, hackers, hacker, virus
    
Panda Security

Heuristics Analysis: Detecting Unknown Viruses

Published By: ESET     Published Date: Jan 30, 2008
Anti-virus does much more than reactively detect known viruses; it proactively scans for unknown ones too. So, how do scanners really work? 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.
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heuristics, threat analysis, how av works, av signatures, traditional antivirus, norton, symantec, trend micro
    
ESET

Steganography: Secret Files Lurking Inside Photos and Music

Published By: ESET     Published Date: Jan 30, 2008
Steganography is the science of hiding data inside of items, such as sound and picture files.  Listen to this podcast to learn more about steganography and the potential IT security concerns it poses.
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embedded files, steganography, hiding data, secret files, coding, av signatures, traditional antivirus, norton
    
ESET

Taking a Bite out of Bloatware

Published By: Sunbelt     Published Date: Jan 15, 2009
Sunbelt Software’s new VIPRE Enterprise package is ideally suited to combating legacy and new blended malware threats from traditional viruses to the newest spam and Trojans. It optimizes overall system performance by incorporating antivirus and antispyware protection into a single engine that consumes minimal system resources and costs 50% to 75% less than competing products.
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sunbelt software, bloatware, vipre enterprise, malware threats, traditional viruses, trojans, anti-virus, anti-spyware
    
Sunbelt
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