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Richard Adhikari
For Safe, Private Mobile Browsing, Huddle Under F-Secure's Freedome
05/15/14 5:58 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 802 Words

... F-Secure Freedome VPN is available for Android and iOS 7 for a monthly fee of US$4.99 or an annual fee of $29.99. A seven-day free trial is available.

At a meeting with the press earlier this year, F-Secure Chief Research Officer...

Richard Adhikari
F-Secure's Hypponen: RSA Lost Trust
03/03/14 11:05 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 625 Words

... than two months after publicly announcing that he was pulling out of the RSA Security Conference, which took place last week in San Francisco, because RSA had accepted a US$10 million contract from the United States National Security Agency, F-Secure Chief Researcher...

Elizabeth Millard
Hunting Down Virus Writers with F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen
04/08/04 3:44 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1025 Words

... part 1 of this interview, F-Secure director of antivirus research Mikko Hypponen spoke about getting his start in computer security 13 years ago and the changes he has seen over the years. In this continuation of his chat with the E-Commerce Times,...

Theodore F. di Stefano
A Private Room in the Cloud
02/16/12 7:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 953 Words

The word "terminal," before the computer revolution, had several meanings, one of which described it as either end of a carrier...

Theodore F. di Stefano
How Long Will the USPS Be Around?
10/06/11 8:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1035 Words

In October of 2010, I wrote an article for the E-Commerce Times entitled "Can the USPS Be Saved?" The point of...

Andrew K. Burger
10 Security Software Stars
08/17/06 4:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 995 Words

Founded in 1988, F-Secure protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats over the Internet and across mobile networks. The company offers antivirus, firewall , anti-spam and anti-spyware solutions for workstations, gateways, servers and mobile phones, as...

Walaika Haskins
Researchers Root Out New Sony Rootkit
08/28/07 1:39 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 830 Words

... appears that Sony could have another rootkit scandal on its hands if a recent report from Finnish security firm F-Secure proves true. The problem concerns a hidden directory contained in software for Sony's MicroVault USM-F thumb drive. The files, according to F-Secure,...

Jay Lyman
Mobile Phone Virus Augurs Growing Threat
12/29/04 10:49 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 573 Words

Finnish antivirus firm F-Secure announced it had discovered the two variants, Cabir.H and Cabir.I. Although there were no reports of the software spreading on cell phones , the firm said, the finding points to the growing threat of viruses and worms on...

Mary Hillebrand
Mobile Phones Swamped by E-Mail Virus
06/07/00 12:00 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 464 Words

Timofonica spams phones connected to Spain's Movistar mobile phone service, according to Kaspersky Lab, an antivirus company in Moscow, and F-Secure Corp., a similar operation based in Espoo, Finland. The worm spreads via e-mail to other computers while at the same time...

Elizabeth Millard
In the Trenches with Antivirus Guru Mikko Hypponen
04/07/04 3:44 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 1089 Words

One of the field's most avid and skilled researchers is Mikko Hypponen, director of antivirus research at F-Secure in Helsinki, Finland. For the past 13 years, Hypponen has been working in the computer security field, and his weblog on F-Secure's site is required...

Jay Lyman
CommWarrior Strikes at Mobile Phones
03/08/05 11:51 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 559 Words

Security firm F-Secure said CommWarrior was foreshadowed last January when attackers discussed a Symbian Series 60 mobile phone virus that could spread by sending MMS messages -- images, audio or video clips -- to addresses on contact lists on infected phones.


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

The worm searches for vulnerable iPhones by scanning a handful of IP ranges, most of which are in Australia, Mikko Hypponen, a researcher at security software vendor F-Secure , said on the company's Web site . It attacks jailbroken iPhones whose users...

Erika Morphy
Security Experts at Home: No Downtime
07/22/09 4:00 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 1453 Words

Crosley, director of market development at Proofpoint , uses F-Secure Internet Security 2009 on all of his machines -- currently a desktop, laptop and a netbook.

"My experience has been that F-Secure has the absolute fastest response times to new threats, and...

Richard Adhikari
Microsoft Patch Blocks Sandworm Tunnels
10/17/14 11:05 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 623 Words

However, "all the victims have something in common," Timo Hirvonen, senior researcher at F-Secure , told TechNewsWorld. "They are all apparently not friends with Russia."

Further, the group "was very targeted and sophisticated in its methods," and that's "typical of a...

Jennifer LeClaire
Worms Wreaking Havoc on Windows Users
08/17/05 9:39 AM PT | TechNewsWorld | 500 Words

Meanwhile, Finland-based F-Secure said big organizations that are getting hit have most likely introduced the infection to the internal network via infected laptops.

Computers running Windows 2000 with port 445/TCP open that did not have last week's patches installed, or that have...

Keith Regan
New Trojan Attacking Mobile Phones
01/07/05 10:35 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 596 Words

Security firm F-Secure said the variant, which it has dubbed Skulls.D, targets smart phones using the Symbian operating system and disguises itself as a freeware application, this time as an updated version of the Macromedia Flash player.

Like earlier versions, it relies...

Elizabeth Millard
Cabir: World's First Wireless Worm
06/16/04 1:13 PM PT | TechNewsWorld | 767 Words

... first virus designed to infect mobile phones was detected Tuesday, as reported by security firm F-Secure in Helsinki, Finland. Nicknamed Cabir, the worm uses Bluetooth technology running in Symbian mobile phones that support Nokia's Series 60 smartphone platform . Several mobile phone...

Elizabeth Millard
Korgo Worms onto the Net
06/04/04 10:40 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 617 Words

Although the virus is not yet widespread, security companies like Symantec and F-Secure have issued warnings because of Korgo's effectiveness at obtaining personal financial information.

On Friday, Symantec upgraded the threat level due to an increase in submissions.

How the...

Elizabeth Millard
Doomjuice.B Variant Builds on MyDoom Mayhem
02/12/04 7:36 AM PT | E-Commerce Times | 584 Words

... new variant of the Doomjuice worm has been reported by antivirus research firm F-Secure. The worm, dubbed Doomjuice.B, attacks Microsoft's Web site , much like its predecessor, Doomjuice.A. Although it has similar characteristics to the previous worm, Doomjuice.B is smaller and...

Erika Morphy
Hackers Escalate Reign of Malware Terror on Android
03/08/13 2:42 PM PT | LinuxInsider | 568 Words

Android has become a mobile malware magnet, according to F-Secure . A whopping 79 percent of all mobile malware targeted the Google OS in 2012, based on a new report from the firm. That was up from 66.7 percent in 2011 and just...

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