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How to confirm your systems aren’t suffering a major Heartbleed

on April 15, 2014

The Internet was rocked last week when a two-year-old bug in OpenSSL was revealed. Heartbleed, as the vulnerability is known, can result in massive information disclosure through simple requests that require no privileges, and leave no logs. Anything from command …


Don’t be fooled by Labor Day phishing scams

on September 3, 2010

If you see an increase in phishing attacks it’s to be expected due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday. GFI Labs, our dedicated malware research center, warns that consumers are traditionally at high risk for targeted phishing attacks due to …


GFI Software Announces Top 10 Malware Threats for August

on September 3, 2010

GFI Software Announces Top 10 Malware Threats for August The top 10 most prevalent malware threats for the month of August are: 1. Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT 25.11% 2. Trojan-Spy.Win32.Zbot.gen 4.23% 3. Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra 3.61% 4. INF.Autorun (v) 3.27% 5. Trojan.Win32.Generic!SB.0 2.01% 6. BehavesLike.Win32.Malware …


Common reasons why content updates fail in GFI MailEssentials (Part 2 of 3)

on September 2, 2010

In my last post I performed some pre-checks to identify the reason for the update failure. I found out that the update fails permanently, the license key is however valid and the licensed users have not been exceeded. In the …


Pangea Supercontinent finish the Mongol Rally – Did you guess?

on August 31, 2010

August 25: We crossed the finish line last night at 7pm.  We are pretty excited to finally be here. The team have reached their destination and made it to Mongolia in one piece on August 25, 2010 at 19:00 (local …


GFI Software Wins Six Best Channel Product Awards

on August 30, 2010

GFI Software Wins Six Best Channel Product Awards We’ve been awarded six Best Channel Product awards from Business Solutions Magazine in the August issue of the publication. GFI received recognition for the strength of its channel products in the DLP …


Common Reasons why Content Updates Fail in GFI MailEssentials (Part 1 of 3)

on August 30, 2010

Common reasons why content updates fail in GFI MailEssentials (Part 1 of 3)There can be various reasons why one or more GFI MailEssentials Anti-Spam modules may fail to download the latest updates files or to update the local engines of …


Have Email Archiving needs changed?

on August 26, 2010

Email Archiving has been around for quite a while now and according to a 2009 study (The Radicati Group “E-Mail Archiving Market, 2009-2013“) the market is predicted to grow from $2.1 billion back in 2009 to over $5.1 billion by …


Is web security becoming more important than web filtering?

on August 25, 2010

Recently I was reading a very interesting article in a newspaper about the importance of web security in online banking. The editor reported about an incident that affected approximately 3000 personal bank accounts which caused damages of around £675,000 in …


How to stop archiving useless spam (Part 5)

on August 23, 2010

In the previous post emails have been copied from one to another database. The active spam retention policy ensures that emails which have been marked as spam will not be stored permanently in the new GFI MailArchiver Archive Store. The …


How to Control Cyber Slacking

on August 20, 2010

Cyber slacking is a term used when employees use their work internet connection for personal reasons for excessive amounts of time. Cyber slacking can cause a number of problems, from the obvious loss of productivity to legal liability as well …