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December 18, 2012

ESET Uncovers Apache Malware Targeting Russian and European Banks

ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, unveils its latest research on the malicious Apache module detected by ESET as Linux/Chapro.A. The primary purpose of Linux/Chapro.A is to inject malicious content into web pages that are served by an infected web server. Although the module can serve practically any type of content, in this specific case it installs a variant of Win32/Zbot that is designed to steal banking information from infected systems. This particular version of Win32/Zbot targets European and Russian banking institutions. Apache web server is the world’s most popular HTTP server software and serves more than half of all active websites globally.

December 11, 2012

ESET Threat Trends for 2013: Growth of Mobile Malware; Botnets; Cloud and Leaks

At the end of each year, ESET with its global security research resources, reviews the year and compiles threat trends for the upcoming season. So how will the 2013 threatscape look according to the IT security company ESET? It will definetely see major growth of mobile malware and its variants, increased malware propagation via websites, continuing rise of botnets and attacks on the cloud resulting in information leaks.

December 11, 2012

ESET Teams Up with Memory Manufacturer Kingston Digital

ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, proudly announces the partnership with world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products Kingston Digital. ClevX DriveSecurity™ powered by ESET, a high secure USB flash drive protected by award winning ESET NOD32 Antivirus Engine, is now availible as an option on any unmanaged edition of Kingston’s DataTraveler® 4000 (DT4000) or DataTraveler Vault − Privacy (DTVP) secure USB Flash drives.

December 5, 2012

ESET Endpoint Security Named 2012 Editors’ Best Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine

ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, today announced that ESET Endpoint Security was named a silver medal winner of the “2012 Editors’ Best Awards” in the Best Antivirus and Anti-malware product category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro.

December 4, 2012

ESET Releases ESET Endpoint Security for Android-based Smartphones and Tablets with Remote Management for the Business Environment

ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, has today released its mobile security product ESET Endpoint Security for Android specifically designed for the contemporary business environment. The solution features all the benefits made popular by the previous version of ESET Mobile Security Business Edition, enriched by the ESET Remote Administrator support and ESET USSD Control tools. Among other features, ESET Endpoint Security for Android includes the Anti-Theft, therefore having the capability to localize the phone in case it goes missing, locking it remotely to prevent unauthorized access to company data and servers, and comes with an option to remotely delete all contacts, messages and data.

December 3, 2012

ESET Offers Seven Golden Rules for Safe Holiday Shopping

The 2012 holiday shopping season is here and digital devices are sure to play a major role in the holiday shopping process. That is why ESET research with its global resources has put together seven tips on how to stay safe while shopping online. “Digital shopping is everywhere - on the home desktop or office computer, to in-store price checking on the smartphone. And of course, online holiday shopping is available 24/7, all the way to end-of-year clearances and New Year Sales,” says ESET Security Evangelist Stephen Cobb. Don’t let unwanted “surprises in”, instead have a safe and protected Christmas with these tips:

November 29, 2012

ESET Wins PCMag Consumer Recommended Award for Security Suites and Stand Alone Antivirus Software

25 Million PCMag Readers Trust ESET as Leading Antivirus Technology

ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, has won the PCMag Consumer Recommended award in its inaugural year for its Security Suites and Stand Alone Antivirus products, showing once again its ability to beat out the competition in customer preference.

November 28, 2012

ESET Expands its Server Product Portfolio: Releases ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint Server BETA

ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, announces the release of ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint Server BETA, another addition to its current server product portfolio. ESET BETA Program is a final phase in the release process when products are available for testing to the general public. ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint Server BETA is available for free download at ESET.com.

November 21, 2012

ESET Shines at AVAR Conference: CRO Juraj Malcho Selected as WildList Reporter of the Year; Researchers Eugene Rodionov and Alex Matrosov Top Speakers

ESET, the leader in proactive protection celebrating 25 years of its technology this year, has just wrapped up another successful presence at the AVAR conference - one of the most renowned IT security gatherings internationally and the main Anti-malware conference in the Asia/Pacific region. ESET, as a traditional participant and long-time AVAR member, contributed with three presentations, one of which has been selected as the best paper of the conference by the conference delegates. Furthermore, as part of the conference, Chief Research Officer at ESET has been chosen by WildList International as their Reporter of the Year.

November 16, 2012

October Malware: INF/Autorun Tops Stats Globally, HTML/Iframe.B Goes No. 1 in Europe

In October, INF/Autorun was the top-most occurring malware worldwide - for the sixth month in a row. With a 5.30% infection rate globally it also placing second on the malware stats in Europe with a 3.66% infection rate. ESET malware statistics based on ESET LiveGrid® - a cloud-based malware collection system utilizing data from users of ESET solutions - has put HTML/Iframe.B in second spot worldwide with 4.41%, while the European infection rate put it in the top spot with 3.75%. HTML/ScrInject.B was third in Europe with 3.65%., placing fourth wordlwide with a 3.09% infection rate.

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