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Watchguard - From malware and ransomware to mobile threats
In a rapidly changing threat landscape, heuristics aren't enough. Rob Collins, WatchGuard Technologies senior systems engineer, APAC, explains why behavioural analysis is the next frontier.
Mako: Keeping POS safe... Backoff!
A difficult to detect malware is targeting POS systems, warns Ken Caballero, Mako channel account manager. He offers some tips on how you can keep your customers safe.
ESET: When one OS ‘closes’, a Window opens...
Microsoft’s end of support for Windows XP provides an opportunity for the New Zealand channel, says Sieng Chye, ESET security researcher.
Trend Micro: Navigating the security minefield...
One size doesn’t fit all in security, says Robin Marjason, Trend Micro Australia and New Zealand channel and distribution director.
Cisco NZ: Malware by any other name...
John-Paul Sikking, Cisco NZ security specialist, takes a look at the attack continuum.
Dell Software's position on mitigating mobile threats
Resellers can help customers mitigate mobile security threats and increase company productivity, says Ian Hodge, Dell Software ANZ managing director
ESET offers tips to phish out fakes on back of YouTube scam
Security company ESET is warning internet users to be even more vigilant for phishing scams, which it says are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to distinguish from genuine emails.
Trend Micro: Mobile threat no passing fad
"Users, business owners, professionals, need to protect themselves from becoming a victim – and all it takes are some best practices and a security solution."
Security the biggest loser during the World Cup...
"[Users] must protect themselves so that at the end of the event, they're left with fond memories and souvenirs - not malware infections that will result in depleted bank accounts and compromised devices."
Business vs. Malware - How to fight back...
Every new malware scare has some IT pros running to the hills and two nasty pieces of malware have reared their ugly heads again - Cryptolocker and Gameover Zeus.
Are Aussie businesses "critically exposed" to data breaches?
The exponential growth in mobile e-commerce will leave businesses critically exposed to the soaring risk of data breaches unless they dramatically ramp up their focus on IT security.
Network security: Only as strong as the weakest link
It only takes a single weak link in your security to bring your system to a halt, making defence in depth a necessity.
Slingshot urges Kiwis to update security software as virus sweeps globe
"GameOver Zeus is a large, sophisticated and potentially very damaging virus."
Questions remain as Apple’s ANZ users come under attack
"It's not exactly clear what has happened here or why the only people affected so far are Australians and New Zealanders."
Android users held to ransom for 'viewing illegal porn'
We've had cryptolocker and other ransomware on desktops, now it's Android devices being held to ransom.
Moving on from Heartbleed – What’s next for Open Source?
The frenzy around Heartbleed has distracted the technology industry from some important, material facts about Open Source software...
Microsoft rushes to fix major Internet Explorer security flaw
"Microsoft is aware of limited, targeted attacks that attempt to exploit a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11."
Windows XP users exposed as Internet Explorer comes under attack
"Symantec Security Response encourages users to temporarily switch to a different Web browser until a patch is made available by the vendor."
Modern threats - What you need to know
Looking back over the past few years, we can see an undeniable and unsettling trend...
Symantec: Phishers pump out Heartbleed attacks
"Spammers and phishers are known to use trending news and popular topics to disguise their payloads."
Trend Micro: Don’t have heartburn over the Heartbleed vulnerability
The important thing is to not panic, follow the steps that we’ve outlined, let the people who can fix this do so, and follow any additional instructions they give...
Heartbleed Bug: What have we learned so far...?
It has been now five days since details emerged regarding the "Heartbleed" vulnerability in OpenSSL...
Heartbleed bug: Businesses must act now...
To avoid severe impacts on enterprise servers, businesses must take action against the ‘Heartbleed’ bug, which is likely to be the single greatest vulnerability in history...
Heartbleed Bug - What you need to know…
A serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library, if you haven’t heard of the Heartbleed Bug by now - welcome back to planet earth.