JULY 26, 2013
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In This Issue

Security Spotlight
Old Malware, New Tricks: File Infector Steals FTP Credentials

Security for Home Users
Summer of Scams: Blockbusters Get Used as Bait

Security for Business
Proactive Security Awareness Programs: Turning Weakness into Strength

Security Spotlight

Old Malware, New Tricks: File Infector Steals FTP Credentials

Just like their biological counterparts, viruses or malware often reappear with new characteristics that cause different symptoms and complications. We recently spotted a sudden surge of infections involving a malware family previously discovered in 2010, PE_EXPIRO. The latest strain exhibits a unique behavior and has an unusual way of spreading.


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Security for Home Users

Summer of Scams: Blockbusters Get Used as Bait

Time and again, we reported about socially engineered scams that use hot topics to lure victims. This summer, cybercriminals are using popular movies like Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, and Fast and Furious 6 as bait.


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Security for Business

Proactive Security Awareness Programs: Turning Weakness into Strength

Most advanced persistent threat (APT) defense strategies solely focus on data protection, threat intelligence, and comprehensive network monitoring. They often leave employees out of the solution. Since human weakness is still the greatest vulnerability of any given organization, businesses should enforce rigorous security awareness programs.

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