cloud-based services


With the migration of most services to the cloud, some enterprising Android malware developers have decided to profit from this. Google provides a service known as Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) that allows developers to send messages from Google's servers to their applications on Android devices. Android/FakeInst.C!tr, a malware variant we came across recently, employs exactly this service to carry out its malicious activities. The variant is similar to other samples of the Android/FakeInst family that we have encountered. These samples pose... [Read More]
by RSS Ruchna Nigam  |  Jun 13, 2012  |  Filed in: Security Research
At Fortinet, we have created an innovative approach to web filtering that combines the advantages of cloud-based services with a layered response caching option - our FortiGuard web filtering services. FortiGuard data centers around the world contain a massive URL categorization database. These data centers receive rating requests from FortiGate units, typically, through browser-based URL requests. In combination with local profile configurations, the appropriate action - allow, deny, and monitoring - the FortiGate unit determines how... [Read More]
by RSS Michael Xie  |  Feb 16, 2010  |  Filed in: Security Research