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There's no doubt that 2012 has been another milestone for us at Lavasoft. We've launched version 10 earlier this year and followed by various rapid updates for our users. We want to share what some of the thoughts our faithful users have been saying about Ad-Aware.
Father’s Day this year will be celebrated on June 17th. This is definitely the day to express feelings towards our dads for all of their love and support, frequently supplemented by the giving those exclusive gifts.
Sadly, spammers are taking part in this occasion too, in a very bad way.
Some of our dads aren’t the most computer savvy individuals. Sure they know how to use a PC, surf the internet, check their emails but can they differentiate a spam with a genuine email? Probably not…
According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Annual Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, online fraud cost consumers more than $1.5 billion in 2011, with identity fraud and identity theft garnering 70 percent of total complaints. With fraud complaints more than doubling over the past five years, protecting private information is more critical than ever for those who rely on the internet for communicating personal and financial data. If identity theft hasn't concerned you in the past, it's time to reconsider.
Lavasoft has just received a VB100 award from Virus Bulletin ranked among the top applications in the detection chart: http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/latest_comparative/index. We’re pretty happy!
In a comparative test published in Virus Bulletin’s latest issue, Ad-Aware achieved one of the top results for malware detection. Virus Bulletin independently tests anti-virus products and those products which pass the tests are awarded the VB100. The test review covers a range of criteria, including detection rates, design and usability, and performance.
Windows is an attractive platform for the malware writers, in part, because of the sheer number of users. As Microsoft creep towards making their offerings more secure, applications are increasingly becoming the focus for vulnerability exploitation.
Like Windows, Adobe products are a default software choice for most users. The bad guys know this and realise that its profitable to scrutinise their applications for exploitable vulnerabilities and create malware to take advantage of the fact.
On December 16th the UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Copenhagen.
Since 2007, Earth Hour has gained worldwide support for positive action against global warming. It all began with 2.2 million people in one city using their light switches to have their say. By March 2009, hundreds of millions of people in over 4,000 cities on 88 countries officially switched off to vote for Earth.
We recently came across an article that featured an interesting quote from one of our competitors, so I thought I would share it:
You would be hard-pressed not to notice all of the references in the news these days to the growing use of social networking sites. At the same time, thanks to the ever-changing tactics of opportunistic cyber criminals, we’re equally bombarded with news of all the real and potential threats abounding on these sites.
As a consumer, it’s truly becoming more and more difficult to navigate the Web safely, networking sites included.