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Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2007/05/29 - Unbeknownst to the vast majority of end-users, keyloggers have taken the top spot on the podium of most dangerous malware. Gone are the days when hackers created fancy viruses to impress their peers.
Informatica Research, a division of Toronto-based Informatica Security has conducted a series of tests on the newest software designed to combat the threat of information theft literally from under the users’ fingertips. The results have been published in this month’s white paper: “Denied Surveillance”.
Every month, hundreds of new types of information-stealing trojans make their way onto the Internet. There are so many, that the traditional anti-malware, signature-based techniques have a very hard time detecting them. Informatica’s president, Claudiu Popa said “we were very impressed with the effectiveness of these tools and believe they should be intalled on every PC as a supplementary protection measure against Trojans and Keyloggers”.
Security industry experts agree that the evolution of malicious software, or malware is so rapid that it is unrealistic to believe that traditional signature-based tools can keep up. “We see new and effective infections every week, on systems that should already have been protected” said Popa. “It’s not a failure of the signature-based companies like McAfee and Symantec, it’s really the model they use that’s showing it’s age”.
“Denied Surveillance” is designed to be an informative read for any computer user, regardless of technical background. Claudiu Popa is a security expert and recommends common sense, rather than ultra-complex security solutions to security problems. He added “the software’s premise is that your computer may already be infected, but until your trusted signature-based software has a chance to update itself, your anti-keyloggers will work to render such installed malware ineffective. These are very elegant, workable and easy-to-implement solutions that should be adopted by individuals and companies alike.”
“Denied Surveillance: An Independent Analysis of Non-Signature-Based Windows Anti-Keylogging Software” is available from the Informatica Security Website. “Don’t let the title fool you, this is not only a must-read, but it’s also an easy one. We welcome your feedback” added Popa.
About Informatica Security Corporation
Informatica Security (informaticasecurity.com) is Canada’s leading innovator in corporate regulatory compliance and security awareness training. Founded in 1989 the Toronto-based information risk consulting firm works with clients to identify and address threats to information assets, business continuity and compliance. Informatica delivers a large selection of corporate security courses and seminars, and offers confidential management consulting.
Informatica specializes in delivering complex security concepts in simple, effective terms, allowing organizations to rely on every employee as a critical component of the overall security strategy. Informatica’s renowned FlexSecure Verify audits and assessment framework is the most comprehensive standards-based approach in the industry, allowing organizations of all sizes to gauge their exposure to threats and rapidly address prioritized risks. For more information about application security audits and privacy impact assessments visit our website.
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