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Virus Shield was a top selling app in the Google Play Store, promising to improve the “speed of your phone” and “protect you and your personal information from harmful viruses, malware, and spyware.” The only problem was the app was a total fraud.

How did a scam app become so popular?

Listen to episode 137 of our Security Slice podcast and hear Tim Erlin, Craig Young and Tyler Reguly discuss why Virus Shield is both a success and failure for Google, why the developer technically didn’t break any laws, and simple ways Google can reduce app developer fraud.

Click Here to Listen to the Podcast

And be sure to join us for the webcast Heartbleed Outpatient Care: Steps for Secure Recovery on Thursday, April 17, 2014 1:00 PM EDT/10:00 AM PDT where we will be discussing the need for a robust security strategy for rapid reaction to vulnerabilities and threats.

In this webcast we will examine:

  • The  Heartbleed vulnerability in detail, how it occurred with examples of how it can be used against your organization
  • How you can identify your business exposure and what systems are vulnerable
  • How Tripwire’s solutions work together to help you close the detection, remediation and prevention gaps around Heartbleed

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Resources:

picCheck out Tripwire SecureScan™, a free, cloud-based vulnerability management service  for up to 100 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on internal networks. This new tool makes vulnerability management easily accessible to small and medium-sized businesses that may not have the resources for enterprise-grade security technology.

 

picThe Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Tripwire has compiled an e-book, titled The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities, which is available for download [registration form required].

 

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