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Hear4U | 21 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

“It can’t happen to me”

Hunters and gatherers. Most people think of cybercrime against business to be the work of hunters such as cybercriminals who target then infiltrate a company to steal from it. Reading the newspaper, it’s easy to convince yourself that these hunters are after big game and a small business does not have to worry about these targeted attacks. Maybe; however, we’ll talk more about that later. The majority of cybercriminals can best be described as gatherers. They throw wide nets and take advantage of whatever victims land in those nets. Small businesses really must watch out for the gatherers.

Because the barrier of entry is low, there are many gatherers. A gatherer doesn’t have to be a criminal genius. They don’t even need advanced computer skills. They really don’t need to know much at all—except where to buy a toolkit. Toolkits allow criminals with limited skills...

Nimesh Vakharia | 05 Feb 2010 | 0 comments

In Small Business environments the "IT administrator" often wears many hats from Desktop, Network, Security, Backup and the list goes on and on. In other cases the IT administrator is actually the operations or support manager or even better the CEO of the company. I think all companies should sincerely spend IT Admin Appreciation day July 30th this year ( appreciating the IT admins contribution to the business. 

 But I digress. So, recognizing how overburdened IT Administrators are, SEP SBE 12.0 was designed to reduce the day to day overhead of the administrator. Rather than logging into the management console to get security status information, the product is designed to contact the administrator and report on issues and problems periodically.

 So how does that work?

This is primarily done through...

Nimesh Vakharia | 18 Jan 2010 | 3 comments

New malware are a dime a dozen these days. With between 8,000 and 12,000 new unique detections every day, we are on a trajectory where the total number of malware pieces will eclipse the number of valid applications in use.

Malware tools like Mpack and Asprox make it easy for a malicious user to compromise systems. Mpack, for example, is a tool a script-kiddie can purchase to inject malicious code (like IFRAME attack) into a series of websites. Computers that access these web pages then become compromised and can be used as bots to attack other systems, send SPAM, or simply log end user key strokes and send that data to the attacker.

Here’s the kicker -- Mpack is available for $500-$1000, has a management console, a premium charge of $50-$100 for including new exploits in its monthly updates, and even offers technical support for this tool! This is truly an example of the underground economy at work. Perhaps they also have Sales, Marketing, and Product...