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Lab Matters – Are we up to a brighter future?

Many security technologies rely on blacklisting malicious or suspicious files or applications in order to prevent users from running them. But that approach can have its limitations, and theidea of whitelisting applications and safe files has taken hold recently. In this video, Vladimir Zapolyansky talks about the benefits of application whitelisting, the way that the technology works and how it can help users protect their PCs more effectively. Read Full Article

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Lab Matters – The Evolution of Anti-Malware Protection

Kaspersky Lab chief technology officer Nikolay Grebennikov joins Ryan Naraine to discuss the evolution of anti-malware software. Grebennikov talks about the changing face of the malicious threat facing desktop users and the additional components added to Kaspersky’s anti-malware products to move beyond signature-based detection of threats. Read Full Article

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Lab Matters – DDoS Bot Landscape 2011

Arbor Networks reseracher Jose Nazario talks about new DDoS bot families, most previously unidentified. Nazario provides a tour of recently discovered DDoS bots from around the world showing the proliferation of attack models, adoption of .Net, and new modular functionalities. Read Full Article