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In the last couple of months, we wrote about the discoveries we found in Dridex, the long-lived banking Trojan that is still quite active in-the-wild. In the blog post, TL;DR, we mentioned the Trojan has equipped with new module that could be used to evade one of the anti-virus products, however, the affected vendor has now released a fix, so we decided to share the details. In this post, we will briefly discuss some of the novel techniques used by the Trojan to evade detection by anti-virus. The Evolution of Anti-Virus Detection Evasions I’m... [Read More]
by RSS Wayne Chin Yick Low  |  Aug 04, 2016  |  Filed in: Security Research
Traditional client AV has been plagued with problems relating to performance, updates, and effectiveness. A new generation of endpoint protection is changing the game. Antivirus software has not exactly been a favorite of either users or administrators for some time. Consumer PCs usually come with at least a trial of antivirus software but BYOD and a growing number of mobile endpoints has left IT in a pinch: How do you ensure that every employee’s phone, laptop, tablet, and/or desktop is adequately protected, especially when they aren’t... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Apr 29, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Organizations often allow the use of social media on their networks, but RSAC is buzzing about the risks. Does your organization allow employees to access social media at the office? Many do, whether for strictly personal use, communication, collaboration, or marketing. There is a fair body of both anecdotal and research-based evidence that suggests opening up social channels at work keeps employees happier and more productive. Frankly, with the ubiquity of smartphones, employees are using social networks whether your policies prevent it or not. Employer... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Apr 27, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
As increasing numbers of employees work from home, organizations often overlook the security needs of remote workers. Telework predates the BYOD phenomenon by decades. Despite Yahoo!’s move to the contrary, many organizations are shrinking their office spaces and expanding their employees’ ability to work from home. Employees value the flexibility and the lack of a commute, while employers value lower operating costs and workers who happily blur the line between home and professional life, working extended hours long after they might have left... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Nov 05, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
FortiOS 5.2 is now available! Below is a collection of videos to introduce you to the updates and features of 5.2. What's New in FortiOS 5.2? This video is an overview of the new features and updates available in FortiOS 5.2, including FortiView Dashboards, ATP/NGFW Enhancements, IPsec and SSL VPN updates, unified Policy management, and more. Basic Firewall in 5.2 Creating and ordering firewall policies is fundamental to any kind of network configuration. This video provides an overview of using policy best practices when creating multiple... [Read More]
by RSS Jonah Davidson  |  Jul 07, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
As a security professional for the past decade, I've seen quite a few evolutions in the threat landscape over the years- as I imagine have most of you. Does the following sound familiar and recent to you? First came enterprise-class anti-virus (AV) tools, then desktop firewalls and anti-spyware protection. With each technical advance, however, would-be attackers changed their tactics -- or morphed the latest virus or Trojan just enough for it to sail past the defenses. It's reached the point where AV and spyware just don't seem able to cope... [Read More]
by RSS David Finger  |  May 21, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News