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New Package Received from NANO Security

NANO Security has submitted their antivirus product for testing and certification.

50 Million Viruses Logged by AV-Test

Last week AV-Test entered the 50 millionth piece of malware into its malware database. The newest threat is a PDF file that exploits a vulnerability in Adobe Reader in order to infect Windows systems, furthering a trend of attackers exploiting third party applications instead of operating systems or browsers.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for SSL VPN

Gartner released the new Magic Quadrants for SSL VPNs in December, ranking vendors based on their performance in 2009 and 2010. Gartner focuses on influential and highly visible remote access vendors, and identifies strengths and cautions for each vendor in the full report.

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Scareware Strikes through Twitter

A Twitter worm is in wide circulation this morning, leading users to the "Security Shield" rogue antivirus. The worm uses Google's goo.gl redirection service to get users to the scareware site and trick them into downloading a fake antivirus program.

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AppRemover Released

The newest version of AppRemover is now available. In this release, automatic support was added for the following products:

  • CA Anti-Virus Plus 3.x
  • Quick Heal Total Security 12.x
  • Vexira AntiVirus 6.x

Stuxnet is Back in the News

The New York Times reported that the Stuxnet worm may be a joint project between the U.S. and Israel with the goal of undermining Iran’s uranium enrichment program.

Nuclear equipment identical to Iran’s facility at Natanz is said to have been built in Israel to test the effectiveness of the Stuxnet worm. Though it is still unclear who exactly created the worm, Stuxnet is credited with putting a huge setback in Iran’s ability to create their own nuclear bomb.

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Watch Out for Scareware

Scareware, an FBI term for fake antivirus alert pop-ups, has been around for a while, but convincing graphics continue to trick people into giving out credit card information and installing fake antivirus software. Scareware is often embedded into popular sites or on banner ads, and creates a pop-up warning that your system has become infected.

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FireDocs 1.13 Released

FireDocs Version 1.13 has been released and includes added support for the following products:

  • Comodo Firewall 5.x
  • eConceal Firewall 3.x

Improvements have also been made to the support for Ad-Aware Total Security 3.x.


OPSWAT Launches Free Citrix Endpoint Analysis Portal

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 6, 2011 – OPSWAT announced today the official release of the Citrix Endpoint Analysis Portal at citrix.opswat.com, which provides Citrix Access GatewayTM customers free tools to generate custom compliance policies for endpoints and to scan user devices for malware.

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