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Spear phishing and attacks on custom-built applications are two of the key threat trends this year, according to the trusted SANS Institute's annual report on Internet security.
The recently released list, Top 20 Internet Security Risks of 2007, pinpoints the cyber security risks that caused the most damage this past year in order to move towards adopting new security measures.
Guest writer: Lena
You may read product reviews, but how much do you know about the anti-malware product testing process?
We'd like to call your attention to one of our recent white papers, "How NOT to Test Anti-Malware Products" by Lavasoft CTO Joe Wells. You can find the article online in the Lavasoft Security Center.
Stay tuned for future white papers on the subject of correct anti-malware product testing.
It's getting to be that time of year when online threats shift into high gear, as scammers look to take advantage of the increase in Internet commerce during the upcoming holidays.
But staying secure online doesn't have to involve complicated solutions. Here's a useful tip to help you stay protected, courtesy of Joe Wells, our CTO:
We've brought you news of the growing botnet threat with an article in our Spyware Education Center and updates in Lavasoft News. This weekend brought a new botnet-related news story making the headlines.
A California, U.S. man has admitted to infecting a quarter of a million computers with malware and spyware, allowing attackers to control the machines remotely in order to steal the personal details of thousands of people.
Last week saw the release of software update 188.8.131.52 for Ad-Aware 2007. This update contains some tweaks intended to improve the internal communication between the service and the user interface in the program, which has caused problems on some systems.
Also included in the update is a fix for a bug that affected some users when they tried to remove large quantities of infections.
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