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Facebook’s Antivirus Marketplace Offering Free Security Software from Microsoft, McAfee, Norton and Others

Facebook has launched a new Facbook Security page, under a new agreement with a number of anti-virus companies to offer free versions of their software along with some other security efforts.

The company’s offering under the agreement include: Microsoft Security Essentials, McAfee, Avast, TrendMicro, Sophos, and Symantec.

Facebook says

Symantec: Hardware Fragmentation Prevents Android Call-Recording Trojan

Yesterday only, we reported about a malware app Speech Recorder, that records phone call on Android devices, as discovered by the CA Security. That prompted, Symantec researcher Irfan Asrar to take a second look at the Android.Nickispy.

Asrar said that this app was available on multiple sites in China, …

Infographic: A Look at the Growing Threat of Malware Networks

Blue Coat Systems, the provider of web security and speed optimization solutions, released a mid-year web security report earlier this month, which, among other things, examined the current state of malware ecosystems, and detailed the growing size and reach of malware delivery networks.

The data in the report is derived from the Blue …

Microsoft’s Software Donation Program Expands Globally to Ten Softwares Including Windows 7, Office 2010

Microsoft’s software donation program, which has already provided more than $3.9 billion worth of software to nonprofits around the world since 1998, is being expanded to enable more nonprofit organizations to request software donations when they need them at any point in the year.

“Every day we see how technology is helping nonprofits …

An Insight into iOS and Android Mobile Device Security – Symantec’s WhitePaper

Symantec published a new white paper detailing strengths and weaknesses about the security of the two industry’s largest mobile operating systems: Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.

The whitepaper, outlines the best and worse practices both companies have taken while building and upgrading their mobile platforms.

Apple’s biggest strength lies in the …

Symantec Acquires eDiscovery Management Platform Clearwell Systems for $390 Million

Symantec has just announced that it is acquiring Clearwell Systems for $390 million, an enterprise-class eDiscovery management platform maker.

“Archiving and eDiscovery are two critical elements of information governance,” said Aaref Hilaly, president and chief executive officer, Clearwell Systems, in a press release. “By joining forces and combining the industry’s leading archiving solution …

100,000 Facebook Applications Accidentally Leaking Access to Third Parties, Warns Symantec

Facebook applications are Web applications that are integrated onto the Facebook platform. According to Facebook, 20 million Facebook applications are installed every day. “Some third parties, in particular advertisers, have accidentally had access to Facebook users’ accounts including profiles, photographs, chat, and also had the ability to post messages and mine personal information. Fortunately, these …

Norton 2012 Security Softwares ‘Norton AntiVirus 2012 & Norton Internet Security 2012’ Public Beta Released

Only a few months since Norton AntiVirus and Internet Security 2011 were released, Symantec has released the 2012 product range to public beta.

The core Norton Internet Security 2012 process required only a little under 14MB of RAM (Private Working Set) on a test PC. The suite get you …

Norton Cybercrime Index Launched. Provides Daily News Alerts on Top Threats & Scams

Norton today introduced the Norton Cybercrime Index, which tracks and warns computer users about daily cybercrime risks around the world, providing information that is timely and actionable. With recent threats like the Here You Have (H-Y-H) virus, which tried to shut down electronic communications worldwide, and the high-profile attacks by Zeus botnets, computer users need …

Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition FREE with Purchase of Windows 7 Professional from PC Mall

Microsoft announced that “Microsoft, Symantec and PC Mall, a major U.S. reseller of technology products, services and solutions to small businesses, extended free security software to those larger small businesses with up to 50 PCs and at least one server.”

From Nov’1st until Dec’31st you can get Symantec EndPoint Protection Small Business Edition …

Microsoft Cracks on La Familia Michoacana’s Counterfeit Software Ring

One morning in Mar ’09, a caravan of more than 300 heavily armed law enforcement agents set out on a raid a house in the town of Mexican state of Michoac

EchoSign Adds ‘Social Identities’ to Online Signature Technology

EchoSign online signature technology complies with all legal standards, accepts documents in a variety of formats and attaches a digital signature to secure electronic documents, creating electronic records of agreements, transactions, electronic commerce, is launching new functionality that allows users to use their web identities (Facebook, LinkedIn, Google) to e-sign contracts or other documents.

Symantec Norton 360 5.0 Beta Launched

Symantec opened the public beta of Norton 360 5.0, the latest version of the company’s end-to-end security suite. This beta builds upon the updated versions of Norton Internet Security and Norton Antivirus released in September, and improves the usability and performance in the backup and tune-up features exclusive to Norton 360, redesigns …

Spammers Using Soft Hyphen (SHY Character) As URL Obfuscation Technique

Spammers jumped on the little-used soft hyphen (SHY character) to fool URL filtering devices. According to researchers at Symantec, “Using the little-used and relatively unknown soft hyphen, spammers are pumping out malicious sites with domain names that bypass normal URL filtering methods.”

“The soft hyphen is a graphic character that’s imaged by a …

Symantec Solution for “Network Path Not Found” and “The Specified Network Name Is No Longer Available” Errors The Specified Network Name Is No Longer Available

Many folks have been encountering network connectivity issues and other errors when running older versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Antivirus. “If you’re running older versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 and Symantec Antivirus 10.2 you can get solution from Symantec. Symantec confirms that this’s a known issue and there’re updates to resolve the …