Posts Tagged ‘Security Threats’

Computer VirusThere is a new kid of the virus block, and a pretty nasty kid it is too. Named Rombertik, it is generally picked up from attachments on phishing emails (usually appearing to be a .PDF file in the case of this virus).

Maybe one of those emails you received claiming you have won a prize, claiming to be a message from Microsoft, or asking you to validate your bank details. (more…)

F-Secure logoOf special interest this half year: the increasing use of exploit-based attacks targeted against the Java development platform. Four of five most frequently exploited vulnerabilities are present in Java. Java was the most targeted development platform for exploit attacks during the first half of the year.

Finnish antivirus developer F-Secure has published a report on security threats in the first half of 2013. According to the report, the largest number of cyber attacks over this period has been committed to the platform Java, including their number has steadily increased with the advent of zero-day vulnerabilities. “Four of the five most frequently exploited vulnerabilities found in Java, namely Runtime Environment (JRE) and browser plug-ins” – said the expert F-Secure.

According to the researchers, this is not surprising, since Java is the second after the Windows platform as attractive to hackers, and one of the most common. Analysis of cyber attacks has shown that in 95 % of cases were operated five specific vulnerabilities. The most common attacks were carried out in the United States. For every thousand people are faced with the exploitation of vulnerabilities, 78 in USA, 60 – in Germany. (more…)

Emsisoft Anti-MalwareEmsisoft Emergency Kit 4.0 – a more effective removal of viruses and the reducing load on system resources.

Emsisoft Company announced the release of an update for Emsisoft Emergency Kit 4.0 – a portable set of tools to detect and remove viruses. Recent release of Emsisoft Emergency Kit 4.0 offers significantly improved cleaning mechanism based on the commercial antivirus Emsisoft Anti-Malware and more reliably and efficiently removing security threats. Redesigned and improved signature database provides savings of up to 80 MB of RAM when scanning.

More compact signatures in the Emsisoft Emergency Kit 4.0 also reduces the amount of network traffic. In addition, other improvements performance package provides a significant speed boost software updates. (more…)


Security Threats for 2013

Experts corporations STONESOFT posted six top-security threats in 2013.

According to analysts in the come year the world community will face even more sophisticated a cyber attacks, a cyber espionage and hacking for the sake of the political and/or religious goals.

“We live in a digital world and issues of cyber-security is now for the international community more and more important. Each year, by the hour, the meaning of ‘information security’ is growing, and that means it’s time to think about the international rules, regulations and legislation in this area, “– says Jarno Limnell, director of Cyber ​​Security Corporation STONESOFT.

“The states actively invest in the their cyber opportunity. And, it is a question both of protection, and of attack. The quantity a cyber wars in the world will increase that can lead to serious consequences and unpredictable side effects. Consequences of any single attack can extend quickly worldwide, even by mistake. The infinite number of players is invested worldwide by huge amounts of money for change of existing kibir-reality”, – the expert emphasized. (more…)