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McAfee’s Artemis Putting Malware Signatures in the Cloud

by Shanmuga

"Essentially the idea is to offload some malware checks to an online database. When the software detects a program or file as being suspicious, probably through behavior checks, it takes some form of hash of the files involved and submits it in a database query to their most updated malware database. If a hit is

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Hacking: Second mass hack exposed

by Shanmuga

"Researchers at McAfee estimated that the attack has been active for roughly one week, and in that time frame has managed to place itself on roughly 200,000 web pages.

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Hacking: Cyber-attack launched from 10,000 web pages

by Shanmuga

"The web pages have been modified to silently redirect visitors to sites laden with malware that attempt to break into the user’s PC. McAfee Avert Labs described the assault as "one of the largest attacks to date of this kind".

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Top 11 Malware Threats To Watch Out For

by Shanmuga

"By the end of 2008, McAfee Avert Labs predicts it will have identified some 550,000 malicious programs, a 54% increase from 2007. With all the new malware emerging, we can expect new terminology to describe these constantly morphing threats. Here, then, is our only slightly tongue-in-check attempt to predict some of the rising threats in

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Malware: Malware spreads in nanoseconds

by Shanmuga

"The malware threat landscape is changing rapidly and it spells tremendous opportunities for McAfee Inc, the leading antivirus and computer security firm. India is likely to play a great role to help the company meet its challenges, McAfee president and CEO David DeWalt on his first visit to India after assuming office at the Santa

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Malware: Hackers exploit Bhutto assassination

by Shanmuga

"Searches for news about Bhutto’s killing and the ensuing chaos in Pakistan listed sites pimping a bogus video coder/decoder (codec), said analysts at McAfee Inc., Symantec Corp. and WebSense Inc. For instance, WebSense found such a site simply by using "benazir" to search on Google. Meanwhile, McAfee quickly located 10 sites hosted on Blogger.com, Google

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Security: IT security in 2008 not looking too great

by Shanmuga

"…according to Paul Henry, a longtime industry expert who currently wears the title of "vice president of technology evangelism" at security gateway maker Secure Computing, 2008 is shaping up to be even worse than any year in the past. (Consider that according to McAfee, 2007 was by far the worst year ever for malware exploits,

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