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New Cyberweapon IXESHE Discovered

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A new advanced persistent threat named IXESHE (pronounced I-Sushi) was recently discovered on the computer networks of Taiwanese electronics companies and several East Asian governments. The IXESHE campaign appears to have been underway since early 2009.According to a research paper by Trend Micro, IXESHE spread via infected .PDF files that...
New Cyberweapon IXESHE Discovered

Researchers warn of increased Zeus malware activity this year

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The amount of cybercriminal activity associated with the Zeus family of financial Trojan programs has increased during the past few months, according to security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro."The notorious info-stealing ZeuS/ZBOT variants are re-emerging with a vengeance, with increased activity and a different version of the malware...
Researchers warn of increased Zeus malware activity this year

Trend Micro preps Internet security service for PS Vita

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Trend Micro has announced several Internet security services for Sony's PlayStation Vita handheld. The services will include two products, "Trend Micro Kids Safety" and "Trend Micro Web Security." The latter option is based on the company's "web reputation" system that blocks users from accessing websites that may contain malicious content.......
Trend Micro preps Internet security service for PS Vita

Researcher: Security appliances are riddled with serious vulnerabilities

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The majority of email and Web gateways, firewalls, remote access servers, UTM (united threat management) systems and other security appliances have serious vulnerabilities, according to a security researcher who analyzed products from multiple vendors. Most security appliances are poorly maintained Linux systems with insecure Web applications installed on them,...
Researcher: Security appliances are riddled with serious vulnerabilities

Review: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013: An all-around winner

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Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013 ($50 for one year and three PCs, as of 12/19/12) certainly lives up to its name. This "titanium" security suite doesn't let anything get through--in our tests, it earned excellent marks in just about every category. It also has a fairly user-friendly interface...
Review: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013: An all-around winner

Report details successful China-based cyber espionage

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Online security company Trend Micro report uncovers ongoing campaign of infiltrating industrial sites in Japan and India as well as Tibetan activists. [Read more]...
Report details successful China-based cyber espionage

India is the world’s largest source of spam, UK no longer among the ‘Dirty Dozen’: Sophos

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Security and data protection solutions provider Sophos this morning announced the publication of its latest ‘Dirty Dozen’ report, covering the first quarter of this year. Compared to the same period last year, India appears to have overtaken the United States as the top global contributor of junk messages, while spam...
India is the world’s largest source of spam, UK no longer among the ‘Dirty Dozen’: Sophos
Chinese hackers and the Shadow Network

Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2013: Excellent protection, user-friendly interface

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Bitdefender Internet Security 2013 ($70 for one year and three PCs, as of 12/19/12) may just be everything that you'd want in a security suite. This program, which earned the highest rating in both our real-world attack test and our system cleanup test, has a user-friendly interface that will...
Review: Bitdefender Internet Security 2013: Excellent protection, user-friendly interface

New Whitehole exploit toolkit emerges on the underground market

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A new exploit kit called Whitehole has emerged on the underground market, providing cybercriminals with one more tool to infect computers with malware over the Web, security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro reported Wednesday....
New Whitehole exploit toolkit emerges on the underground market

Xtreme RAT cyberespionage targeted U.S., U.K. governments

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The hacker group that recently infected Israeli police computers with the Xtreme RAT malware has also targeted government institutions from the U.S., U.K. and other countries, according to researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro....
Xtreme RAT cyberespionage targeted U.S., U.K. governments
Evernote: so useful, even malware loves it

Trend Micro announces Android security software

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Trend Micro announced today an expansion of its mobile security offerings with the release of Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition for Android. In addition to its security offerings, Trend Micro also announced a number of new apps for Android aimed at improving device backup and managing battery usage.......
Trend Micro announces Android security software

Criminals compromise over 100 sites to display fake Apple ID login pages used in spam email phishing attacks

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Criminals this past week are increasingly targeting Apple IDs as part of their phishing schemes. They are compromising websites so that they can host fake login pages, which are then linked in email spam sent out to trick unsuspecting Apple users. The latest attack was discovered by Trend Micro, which...
Criminals compromise over 100 sites to display fake Apple ID login pages used in spam email phishing attacks

Ransomware stops Windows from booting by replacing its master boot record

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A new ransomware variant prevents infected computers from loading Windows by replacing their master boot record (MBR) and displays a message asking users for money, according to security researchers from Trend Micro....
Ransomware stops Windows from booting by replacing its master boot record
Trend Micro expands security programs to the PlayStation Vita

Security software showdown! 9 antivirus suites empirically tested

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If you're like a lot of people, when it comes time to renew your security software, you may ask yourself, "Do I really need to upgrade to the latest version?" The answer is yes. Keeping up-to-date is generally a good idea, as new threats surface constantly. And if you...
Security software showdown! 9 antivirus suites empirically tested

AVG Internet Security 2013 Review: Adequate antivirus program gets a makeover

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AVG has given its Internet Security suite a makeover for the new year. AVG Internet Security 2013 ($55 for one year, as of 12/17/12) now has a pretty, Windows 8-style tiled interface, complete with large, colorful buttons that are optimized for a touchscreen. That said, it seems as if...
AVG Internet Security 2013 Review: Adequate antivirus program gets a makeover
Cybercrime exposed: Once a grad student in China, now an international hacker-spy

Review: Norton Internet Security 2013: Solid performer with a polished interface

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Symantec's 2013 edition of Norton Internet Security ($50 for one year and three PCs, as of 12/19/12) is a solid performer with a polished, touch-optimized user interface. This security suite didn't totally dominate its competitors, but it did completely block, detect, and disable all malware in our real-world tests,...
Review: Norton Internet Security 2013: Solid performer with a polished interface

Drive-by-download Attack Exploits Critical Vulnerability in Windows Media Player

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Security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro have come across a Web-based attack that exploits a known vulnerability in Windows Media Player....
Drive-by-download Attack Exploits Critical Vulnerability in Windows Media Player

PayPal the biggest target for site spoofing scams this holiday season, followed by financial firms

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What was the most phished website during the 2012 holidays? If you thought it was a bank, you’d be pretty close; it was actually PayPal, which saw nine times more phishing sites than the next closest victim. Seriously: it was the only company that saw spoofed sites in the five...
PayPal the biggest target for site spoofing scams this holiday season, followed by financial firms

Police-themed ransomware speaks to victims -- literally

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A new variant of a Trojan program called Reveton that prevents victims from using their computers and displays rogue messages from law enforcement agencies is using localized voice messages to trick victims into paying made-up fines, according to researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro....
Police-themed ransomware speaks to victims -- literally

Evernote account used to deliver instructions to malware

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A piece of malicious software spotted by Trend Micro uses the note-taking service Evernote as a place to pick up new instructions....
Evernote account used to deliver instructions to malware

BlackBerry gets help from Trend Micro in the fight against malware

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In the race to the starting line, BlackBerry pulled out all the stops in order to deliver an app library that's 70,000 strong, but now the firm's looking to Trend Micro in an effort to keep malicious software at bay. Specifically, the phone maker will begin scanning all current...
BlackBerry gets help from Trend Micro in the fight against malware

New Whitehole exploit toolkit emerges on the underground market

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A new exploit kit called Whitehole has emerged on the underground market, providing cybercriminals with one more tool to infect computers with malware over the Web, security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro reported Wednesday. Exploit kits are malicious Web-based applications designed to install malware on computers by exploiting...
New Whitehole exploit toolkit emerges on the underground market

Security firm: Android malware pandemic by year's end

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Trend Micro warns that cyberattacks and malicious apps targeting Android smartphones are higher than previously expected. [Read more]...
Security firm: Android malware pandemic by year's end

Facebook Valentine’s Day Theme Leads to Trojan

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As Facebook users are preparing for Valentine’s Day, cybercriminals are relying on the fact that lovebirds may be tempted to install a so-called Valentine’s theme to make their profiles more special. Trend Micro researchers came across one of these scams that attempts to dupe victims into downloading a malicious Trojan...
Facebook Valentine’s Day Theme Leads to Trojan

Drive-by-download attack exploits critical vulnerability in Windows Media Player

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Security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro have come across a Web-based attack that exploits a known vulnerability in Windows Media Player....
Drive-by-download attack exploits critical vulnerability in Windows Media Player

SlimCleaner 4.0: Slick system cleaning utilities with crowdsourced information

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SlimCleaner is by far one of the more useful multi-utility tools I've run across. Aimed primarily at cleaning the junk out of your system, it has the capabilities of several popular programs, including Piriform's CCleaner and Trend Micro's HijackThis. Version 4 adds several new features. SlimCleaner neatly divides its...
SlimCleaner 4.0: Slick system cleaning utilities with crowdsourced information
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