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Symantec has been tracking and monitoring a recently discovered threat known as “Flamer”. Here's what you need to know:

 

Existing Symantec security customers with the  latest virus definitionsare alreadyprotected.
Flamer, also known as Flame or Skywiper, is a highly sophisticated andtargeted attack.
It's designed for “cyber espionage,” a general purpose spying tool whichcan steal all types of information from compromised machines.
The threat is primarily affecting organizations and some individuals in theMiddle East.
The risk of individual machines like yours being infected is very low.

 
Threats can occur at any moment, some more dangerous than others. If you want to learn more about Flamer, and how you can keep yourself safe, take a look at
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The flamer spreads through links via emails or on websites being browsed, checkpoint gateway anti-virus blade scans all the traffic on the gateway and would prevent right at the firewall. Checkpoint also has an endpoint security product that would prevent the spread of this worm through USB sticks and or file servers. Should an infected pc on the network try to utilize the C&C, the new checkpoint antibot blade would stop such activity at the gateway.

The Check Point Anti-Bot Software Blade detects bot-infected machines, prevents bot damages by blocking bot C&C communications, and is continually updated from ThreatCloud™, the first collaborative network to fight cybercrime.

A Bot is a malicious software that invades your computer. Bots allow criminals to remotely control your computer to execute illegal activities such as stealing data, spreading spam, distributing malware and participate in Denial of Service (DOS) attacks without your knowledge. Bots play a key role in targeted attacks also known as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

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