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Kaspersky Labs: New Generation of Ultimate PC Protection; for Home


Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions today announced a new version of its flagship product for at-home PC protection — Kaspersky PURE 2.0 Total Security. Using Kaspersky Lab’s award-winning anti-malware protection and an array of additional security tools, Kaspersky PURE 2.0 Total Security is the easiest way to keep multiple PCs secure, irreplaceable digital assets protected, and children safe and responsible online.

Central Home PC Management

Ideal for households with multiple computers, including families with children, Kaspersky PURE uses Home Network Management to easily protect, manage and monitor every PC in the household from a single machine.

From one PC, you can:

— Run all scans, updates, and backup tasks on every PC in the house automatically or on-demand

— Fix security issues without getting up from your desk

— Manage parental controls from anywhere in the house, so your kids are protected even when they’re out of view

— Conveniently update the Kaspersky PURE licenses throughout your home

Total Package of Security Tools

Kaspersky PURE also includes everything you need to secure your online identity and protect your irreplaceable digital property. When you install Kaspersky PURE, our extra layers of security mean you can say good-bye to overpriced and inefficient niche products.

This is great work. I am demoing the product now and will post my review shortly. Very excited about how this will shape the home and small business central management landscape. Will vendors pile on?

 

More on this breaking news can be found here: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/kaspersky-lab-announces-new-generation-of-ultimate-pc-protection-for-your-home-2012-03-26

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SonicWall: Expansion of Security Services; Kaspersky Anti-Virus


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Intelligent network security and data protection solutions provider, SonicWall, has expanded its suite of firewall security services with the addition of Kaspersky Anti-Virus to its Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware solution.

SonicWall Firewalls are designed to ensure easy  deployment, provisioning and enforcement of the client on endpoint devices  through a unique policy-driven engine.

SonicWall Next-Generation and Unified Threat Management  firewalls already provide gateway anti-virus through SonicWall’s proprietary  reassembly-free deep packet inspection anti-malware solution, protecting the  perimeter, wireless and VPNs. But, according to SonicWall, viruses can still enter the  network through laptops, thumb drives or other unprotected systems. Protection  at multiple layers is the best defence against sophisticated modern threats,  however, maintaining, enforcing and deploying the right security software on  endpoint devices can put a strain on IT resources and budgets. SonicWall firewalls are designed to provide an innovative  multi-layered anti-malware strategy consisting of its anti-malware solution at  the gateway and enforced anti-virus solution at the endpoints.

When a non-compliant end-point within the network tries  to connect to the internet, the firewall will redirect the user to a web page to  install the latest SonicWall Enforced Client Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware  software. The firewall is also designed to ensure that all the  end-point clients are automatically updated with the latest anti-virus and  anti-spyware signatures without end-user intervention. The updated clients can  remediate infections by cleansing the endpoint systems and thus preventing  further propagation of the threat throughout the network. SonicWall has integrated Kaspersky technology into its  enforced client solution. The software resides on endpoint computers and  delivers critical protection against viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, rootkits  and more. “Deploying, maintaining and enforcing the right security  software on endpoint devices within a network can be difficult,” said Swarup  Selvaraman, product line manager at SonicWall. “Our innovative SonicWall  solution simplifies this process and gives IT managers’ easy-to-deploy  anti-virus and anti-spyware protection across any number of devices using  policy-based management and reporting. Kaspersky support bolsters our existing  offering and gives customers more opportunities to choose the anti-virus  solution that best meets their needs.” The solution is designed to support Microsoft Windows PCs  and laptops and is ideal for deployments scaling from a few to thousands of  end-points.


Botnet: Cutwail Returns; Overall Spam Increasing


According to M86 Security, the infamous Cutwail botnet (aka PandexMutant and Pushdo) appears to have been reactivated. The security specialists say that in the past few weeks they have registered several waves of HTML emails that were infected with malicious JavaScript and probably originated from Cutwail-infected PCs.

Cutwail had its heyday about five years ago, when it led the botnet activity list with 1.6 million infected computers. However, it lost its top position in the market after hackers intruded into the system and disclosed the names of customers and affiliates.

How a botnet works: 1. A botnet operator sends...

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According to M86 Security, the volume of infected emails was 50 times higher between 23 and 25 January, and three further waves from 6 February were found to be as much as 200 times higher.

Infected emails had subject lines such as “FDIC Suspended Bank Account”, “End of August Statement” and “Scan from Xerox WorkCentre”.

Read More Here: Cutwail botnet back in action


Yahoo! Messenger v11.5 – Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


Yahoo! Messenger v11.5 – Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

Severity: High         Risk: High

Area of Impact: Drag & Drop – Message Box

Details of the Vulnerability:

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A Buffer Overflow vulnerability has been detected on Yahoo Instant Messenger v11.5 client software.
The bug is located on the drag & drop message box function of the software when processing special crafted file transfers.
The vulnerability allows an local attacker to crash the software & all bound yahoo components.

Thus creating the buffer overflow

Proof of Concept: Testing purposes only!!

This vulnerability can be exploited by security enthusiasts. More details can be found here:

http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=432  
****The information provided in this advisory is provided as it is without any warranty.

Hack in Progress: Watch the vulnerability in action

No report from Yahoo as of yet. We will keep you posted on all the details.