Items tagged with F-Secure

While many have dogmatically adhered to the idea that Macs are impervious to malware, some experts have been warning that it was only a matter of time before the Apple systems were hit with significant bugs. Findings like the one from Doctor Web late yesterday confirm that indeed, the malware threat looms large for Mac users. According to Doctor Web, a Russian antivirus vendor, 600,000 Macs were part of the BackDoor.Flashback.39 botnet. (Originally, the company reported the number at 550,000, but a Twitter post later upped it to over 600,000.) The Flashback Trojan isn’t especially new; variants... Read more...
F-Secure added 256 bit AES encryption for email to the newest version of its Messaging Security Gateway. The company boasts that the F-Secure Messaging Security Gateway is the "most effective anti-spam appliance on the market" and claims a detection accuracy of 99.8 percent. The new email encryption feature is designed to be easy to use and does not require a separate server. The F-Secure Messaging Security Gateway is available as a physical or virtual appliance. F-Secure Makes It Easy for Businesses to Encrypt Email, Roast Spam and Defeat Viruses F-Secure Messaging Security Gateway Now Offers... Read more...
Security firm F-Secure is warning that a malicious program spoofing Microsoft's free Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus program is being distributed via drive-by download as either hotfix.exe or mstsc.exe. "Not only does this fake took steal Microsoft's brand, it also features a bizarre matrix display of 32 antivirus products, offering to locate you a tool that would be capable of fixing your machine as 'Microsoft Security Essentials' can't clean the malware it found," F-Secure said. "In reality, this is all fake, and the tool has not found an infection in the fail it claims." Seen this screen... Read more...
In case you haven't noticed by now, it's April Fool's Day. Of course, it's hard not to notice with all of the outlandish news blurbs that litter the Web every April 1st, but if we had to pick one we wish was true, F-Secure's new browser protection module would at least be in the discussion.F-Secure Labs is launching a new feature in Browsing Protection today. Web security has become increasingly important over the last few years and we've already developed various protection mechanisms to keep our customers safe against exploits, phishing attacks, and drive-by-downloads. However, there's still... Read more...
It's been nearly two years since since Sony got into the rootkit business. Not intentionally, but the DRM installed by Sony BMG CDs when you tried to play them on your PC had rootkit qualities. Not only that, but in a real-life example of the vulnerability, hackers used it to hack World of Warcraft.Unfortunately, it seems Sony did not learn its lesson. According to F-Secure Corp., the fingerprint-reader software included with the Sony MicroVault USM-F line of flash drives installs a driver that hides in a hidden directory under "c:\windows". That directory, and the files within it, are... Read more...