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Polish-Based AVLab Awards SecureAPlus Highest Anti-Ransomware Rating

SecureAPlus November 23, 2016 application whitelisting, ransomware, application control

SecureAPlus recently received the highest possible rating in a security test conducted by AVLab, an independent antivirus tester based in Poland. 

The original report along with a look at the malware threat landscape of 2016, specifically on ransomware, can be found at the following page (in Polish):

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What You Need to Know About Ransomware – The Biggest Threat of 2016

Cabrina Yeo July 26, 2016 enterprise, endpoint security, ransomware, malware

It’s a typical day and you’ve just checked your email. You see one from a familiar source with a zipped attachment and you promptly download it. You unzipped the file and nothing happens so you move on to the next email and continue on with your mundane routine of opening emails while wondering what exactly happened.

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The Most Common Types of Malware

John Paul Tunay July 12, 2016 virus, trojan, adware, rootkit, worm, ransomware, spyware, malware

Malicious software or malware are generally defined as any software designed to gain access to or damage a computer. This usually happens without the knowledge of the computer user. Unless you are a security expert that’s trying to analyze them, the presence of malware on your computer system is most likely bad news.

Malware comes in numerous types and depending on whom you ask, can be classified into different ways. The most common is categorizing them according to their method of attacking your computer system, which is how we will be approaching it.

Do note that some malware …

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Stopping the Infection & Spread of Ransomware with SecureAPlus

Ransomware has been making the latest security headlines over the past few months of 2016 and with good reason. There have been multiple high profile victims of ransomware in recent memory ranging from a hospital that got locked out of crucial patient data that ended up giving in to the ransomware authors demands to a water utility in Michigan getting downed for a week.

Such damaging and costly incidents have put questions into the minds of many business owners and IT security professionals:

Are they doing enough to protect their systems against malware?

Can their employees fully …

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