Security Market Segment LS
Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:13

Kaspersky catches the phishes

By

The new version of Kaspersky Internet Security has received the highest Advanced+ award in the anti-phishing technology test conducted by AV-Comparatives, without a single false positive and successfully blocking 98% of phishing URLs.

The AV-Comparatives test assessed the anti-phishing protection offered by 10 security products from different vendors in a simulation that replicated typical web browsing conditions. During the test, all products used default settings.

AV-Comparatives experts selected 245 URLs from a collection of addresses of phishing sites. Those URLs met the following criteria:

  • they were active at the time of testing
  • they were unique
  • they were designed to steal confidential information, such as:
  1. Credit card numbers
  2. Financial and bank service accounts
  3. Passwords

All products were tested simultaneously (because the longer a phishing URL is active, the more likely it is to be listed in the database of malicious sites). Kaspersky Internet Security blocked 98% of dangerous links, beating the nearest competitor by 6%.

Head of Content Filtering Research at Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Smirnov said "New phishing web pages are created by cybercriminals daily, and social networking sites, instant messengers and mass mailings immediately distribute these links to millions of users. Unfortunately, fake homepages are in most cases exact replicas of the originals and it is not easy for a user to recognize a forgery. In such circumstances, the security of personal and banking data of Internet users depends directly on the level of the anti-phishing technologies used. The first place, achieved in this this test demonstrates that the Kaspersky Lab technology is highly effective at protecting its users".

Anti-phishing technology is integrated in the majority of Kaspersky Lab solutions designed both for home and for corporate use.

Comment

Spear phishing et al has become the new attack vector. In essence the hacker knows just enough about you to send a phishing email from Australia Post, your bank, the Tax office and more. In reality, a high portion of emails are designed to get you to visit a site and be infected by drive by infections or download malware – particularly ransom ware.

Congrats to Kaspersky for cutting phishing down – never liked worms and hooks anyway.

Read 2732 times

Please join our community here and become a VIP.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here
JOIN our iTWireTV our YouTube Community here
BACK TO LATEST NEWS here

SONICWALL 2022 CYBER THREAT REPORT

The past year has seen a meteoric rise in ransomware incidents worldwide.

Over the past 12 months, SonicWall Capture Labs threat researchers have diligently tracked the meteoric rise in cyberattacks, as well as trends and activity across all threat vectors, including:

Ransomware
Cryptojacking
Encrypted threats
IoT malware
Zero-day attacks and more

These exclusive findings are now available via the 2022 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which ensures SMBs, government agencies, enterprises and other organizations have the actionable threat intelligence needed to combat the rising tide of cybercrime.

Click the button below to get the report.

GET REPORT!

PROMOTE YOUR WEBINAR ON ITWIRE

It's all about Webinars.

Marketing budgets are now focused on Webinars combined with Lead Generation.

If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 3 to 4 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site itwire.com and prominent Newsletter promotion https://itwire.com/itwire-update.html and Promotional News & Editorial. Plus a video interview of the key speaker on iTWire TV https://www.youtube.com/c/iTWireTV/videos which will be used in Promotional Posts on the iTWire Home Page.

Now we are coming out of Lockdown iTWire will be focussed to assisting with your webinars and campaigns and assistance via part payments and extended terms, a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs. We can also create your adverts and written content plus coordinate your video interview.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you. Please click the button below.

MORE INFO HERE!

BACK TO HOME PAGE
Ray Shaw

joomla stats

Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments