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Jay Lyman
Macs More Secure Than PCs, Says Sophos
07/05/06 12:58 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 562 Words

... vendor Sophos ' latest findings on malicious software and its indication that Mac computers are more secure than heavily targeted Windows machines are significant, but perhaps even more notable is the fact that the company is saying so publicly. "Mac can still...

Walaika Haskins
Sophos Smells Super-Sized Spam Stock Scam
08/08/07 3:00 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 568 Words

Internet security research firm Sophos has warned of a massive spam campaign it has detected within the past 24 hours. The spamming operation, known as a "pump and dump," was designed to boost the share price of company that sells wireless products to...

Security Desk
Sasser, Netsky Top Sophos Chart for May
06/01/04 2:18 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 313 Words

... Sophos has announced its monthly top-ten virus and hoax list . The report , which examines virus and hoax reports in the month of May 2004, shows the Sasser worm dominating the chart, accounting for more than half the reports received by...

Jennifer LeClaire
Sophos Cracks Archiveus Ransomware Code
06/02/06 11:10 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 646 Words

... Sophos has cracked the code to unlock files held hostage by Archiveus ransomware. The security software firm warned users on Thursday about the Trojan horse, which encrypts victims' computer data and then attempts to force users into making a purchase from an...

Jay Lyman
Sophos Launches Zombie-Seeking Service
07/18/05 1:10 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 552 Words

... growing number of compromised computers known as "zombies," as well as the growing danger these hijacked systems and networks can bring, have prompted anti-virus company Sophos to provide a service that finds the often quiet, malicious code. Experts agreed that zombies, which...

ECT News Security Desk
Sophos: Worm Spies on Innocent Computer Users
08/23/04 1:49 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 229 Words

... to a new alert by Sophos today, a newly discovered worm , called the Rbot-GR worm or W32/Rbot-GR worm, spreads via network shares, exploiting several Microsoft security vulnerabilities , installing a backdoor Trojan horse as it travels. Once installed on an infected...

Jack M. Germain
New Spy Sweeper Includes Sophos AntiVirus Component
11/01/06 10:28 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 456 Words

Webroot Software this week announced the availability of Spy Sweeper with Antivirus, a new product developed in partnership with software vendor Sophos . Webroot produces anti-spyware products for consumers, enterprises and small-to-medium businesses.

"We are taking Spy Sweeper to the next...

Jack M. Germain
Report: Security-Wise, the Mac Platform Is Getting Shaky
02/05/08 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1397 Words

Organized criminal gangs arrived at Apple's doorstep for the first time in 2007 with malware tools in hand to intentionally steal money, according to a recent report from IT security and control firm Sophos . With proof that hackers are extending their efforts...

Jay Lyman
American Zombies Blamed for Bulk of Spam
12/28/04 11:23 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 461 Words

... firm Sophos once again has named the U.S. as the biggest spam-producing nation in the world in a recent report . Sophos also highlighted the growing problem of compromised computers, or "zombies," as conduits for the unwanted e-mail .

Richard Adhikari
Facebook: A Tempting Danger Zone for Businesses
02/02/10 10:16 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 860 Words

... networking sites are a threat to online security , and Facebook is the worst offender, a report from Sophos states. The number of businesses hit by malware and spam attacks through social networks rose by 70 percent in 2009, the report found.

Walaika Haskins
Loose-Lipped Facebookers Tell All to ID Thieves
08/14/07 1:09 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1178 Words

... Facebook users are too friendly and play too loose with necessary security precautions, concluded a Tuesday report released by computer security firm Sophos . In the report, the company warns social network users about the dangers inherent in giving cyber-strangers access to...

Erika Morphy
Facebook Security Improvements Require a Bit of Digging
04/20/11 3:35 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 895 Words

These enhancements came a day after Sophos published an open letter asking the site to tighten up its security. By all accounts, Sophos, which did not return TechNewsWorld's call, was not impressed. Not that Facebook hastily revamped its controls because of Sophos --...

Fred J. Aun
Report: Cybercriminals Favor Web Browser Attacks
01/23/07 10:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 599 Words

... news outweighs the good in the new "Threat Report 2007" issued Monday by Sophos , the global IT security company. The good news, which might provide significant hope, is that computer users are finally refraining from opening attachments connected to unsolicited e-mail...

Jack M. Germain
Linux: A Tempting Target for Malware?
03/25/08 4:00 AM PT | LinuxInsider | 951 Words

That said, IT security and control firm Sophos recently issued a warning about potential virus infections targeting Linux servers that could pose risks to the Linux operating system . Sophos researchers warned Linux users of the importance of properly securing their Linux systems...

Erika Morphy
Steamed Employers Slamming the Door on Facebook
08/22/07 2:00 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 428 Words

... are denying a growing number of workers access to Facebook , the now ubiquitous social networking site , a Sophos survey shows. The poll queried 600 visitors to the Sophos Web site over a period of weeks earlier this summer. Some 43...

Jack M. Germain
Latest AV Weapons for Disarming Software Miscreants
07/17/07 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1202 Words

Security firm Sophos uses a new type of behavior-monitoring called "behavioral genotype." Sophos, which offers security products for enterprises rather than consumers, uses a single scanning engine for all customers' content, whether it be e-mail , programs or network traffic .


Jay Lyman
US Still the Ruling Land of Spam
10/13/05 10:30 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 605 Words

... stiffer jail sentences and legislation have cut into the United States' share of junk e-mail spam sent in the past year, the land of the free is still the number one spam sender in the world, accounting for more than a quarter of the unsolicited nuisance, according to a report issued by software security firm Sophos ...

Richard Adhikari
Gameover Zombies on the March Again
07/17/14 10:28 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 633 Words

Sophos this week spotted a new version of the malware, which it calls "Troj/HkMain-AQ."

Only a few samples have been identified, but it has been distributed through widespread spam campaigns, so there already may be a large number of victims, the...

Richard Adhikari
Dangerous New Worm Wriggles Through Jailbroken iPhones
11/23/09 11:15 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 819 Words

More attacks targeting jailbroken iPhones and iPod touches may surface soon. "The problem of poorly secured jailbroken iPhones is so well-known now that it would be a surprise if we didn't see any more malware targeting the platform," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos ...

Richard Adhikari
New Worm Gives Jailbroken iPhones the Ol' Rickroll
11/10/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 772 Words

"The problem is, iPhone users don't think of their devices as being Unix computers," Chester Wisniewski, a senior security adviser at security company Sophos , told MacNewsWorld. "But that's just what it is."

The worm searches for vulnerable iPhones by scanning...

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