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  • Yahoo Messenger bug allows status message hijacking


    Yahoo Messenger users are in danger of getting their status messages changed without their consent and finding themselves inadvertently peddling malware.

  • Secure corporate email archiving solution


    According to The Radicati Group, the average corporate employee will send and receive about 112 email messages per day in 2011 and this volume will continue to grow.

  • Android app for confidential messaging


    VaporStream announced its Android application, available for free to users in the Android Market.

  • Unified security engine combines 3 Internet security technologies


    Commtouch announced its new unified Internet security solution, which brings together messaging security, Web security and antivirus into a single engine. The unified engine can be integrated into the products of security and networking vendors and into service providers’ infrastructure. The three security technologies cross-enhance each other by sharing intelligence about Internet threats, providing better protection overall. There are several instances in which this information exchange would take place. For example, if a phishing web site threat is detected, the malicious URL is shared with Commtouch Anti-Spam so that emails containing the phishing link can be blocked. This data-sharing is enabled by Commtouch’s cloud-based GlobalView Network, which collects and analyzes billions of Internet transactions in real-time. An integrated detection engine reduces integration time of all three services since there is a unified interface, since there is only one vendor to manage, one invoice to process, one address for support ,and one company to interface with for training, roadmap discussions, or any type of technical or operational updates The three solutions within the unified engine - GlobalView Web Security, Anti-Spam, Command Antivirus, and Zero-Hour Virus Outbreak Protection - are available individually as well.

  • New e-mail security service from Barracuda


    Barracuda Networks launched their new Email Security Service, a cloud-based e-mail filtering service which offers: Dual protection points – Onsite and cloud-based threat protection. E-mail burst handling – E-mail surge suppression during peak traffic and spam spikes, which offloads a significant volume of spam email to be filtered via the cloud. Immediate response – Automatic updates in real-time to continuously stay ahead of quickly morphing threats. E-mail continuity – E-mail spooling provides queuing for up to four days and backup MX for email rerouting to a separate destination ensure seamless disaster recovery capabilities in the event of network downtime or system outage. E-mail encryption – E-mail encryption in the cloud with centralized key management. “As email threats become more dangerous, customers are demanding more robust capabilities and greater flexibility in deployment options,” said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks.


Unnoticed for years, malware turned Linux and BSD servers into spamming machines

For years, servers around the world running Linux and BSD operating systems have been targeted by an individual or group that compromised them via a backdoor Trojan, then made them send out spam.

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