Security

Online banking accounts in Middle East targeted by ‘Gauss’
Kaspersky Lab has announced the discovery of ‘Gauss’, a complex, nation-state sponsored cyber-espionage toolkit designed to steal sensitive data, with a specific focus on browser passwords, online banking account credentials, cookies, and specific configurations of infected machines.
IBM’s new network security appliance to manage social media, web browsing risks
To help clients proactively protect against evolving security threats, including those posed by social media sites and malicious websites, IBM has announced a new class of network security appliances that it claimed delivers a more granular view of a company’s security posture and a simplified security management interface.
Kaspersky in pact with Tech Titan to introduce its first USB solution
Kaspersky Lab has announced a partnership with network security provider Tech Titan Limited to introduce what they said was Kaspersky’s first portable USB antivirus solution, the Tech Titan T-Drive Pro.
‘Apple has its head in the sand’
The continuing adoption of iPads in the enterprise space has created a new weak link in security which Apple Inc continues to downplay or ignore. Dr James Lyne, director of technology strategy at Sophos, does not mince words, saying, ‘When it comes to security, Apple has its head in the sand.’
Mobile and Android malware threats continue to rise
Mobile malware continues to rise in the Asia Pacific region as smartphones, especially Android-based devices, are so popular, according to the ‘Q2 APAC Threat Landscape’ report released recently by security specialist Trend Micro Inc.
Digital info costs businesses US$1.1 trillion: Survey
Information costs businesses worldwide US$1.1 trillion annually, according to Symantec Corp’s 2012 State of Information Survey, its first-ever such survey. From confidential customer information, to intellectual property and to financial transactions, organizations possess massive amounts of information that not only enables them to be competitive and efficient, but also stay in business.
Sophos announces record-breaking year
IT security and data protection company Sophos announced audited results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, which include billings that grew 17% from the previous year to US$402.9 million.
Malware targeting small businesses: Symantec report
The June 2012 Symantec Intelligence Report shows that 36% of all targeted attacks (58 per day) in the last six months were directed at businesses with 250 or fewer employees, compared with 18% at the end of December 2011.
Poor security awareness amongst Mac, smartphone and tablet users: Survey
A survey of American and European consumers found poor levels of security amongst Macintosh, smartphone and tablet users – in fact, only half of those who own Apple laptops install security software on their MacBooks.
IM the weakest link in security, says Symantec survey
A recent Symantec survey on corporate Instant Messaging use found that IM poses significant risk to organizations -- approximately 60% of respondents use IM to communicate with contacts outside the organization and 43% use it to share content not related to work. A further 29% reported using IM to send information they would not want their boss to know about.
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