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December 2011

12.28.2011 All Things Digital, Wall Street Journal blog | App-y New Year
"You might also want to check out an app that tempers your holiday wild side, such as the Webroot Sobriety Test app. Or an app that tests your cognitive abilities before you drunk-text, like the $.99 Textalyzer."

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12.09.2011 Denver Business Journal | Workers' personal devices can pose risk to company security
"'You may have five different forms of security for your desktop device, and if you're not securing that Android phone on your network, you're dead,' said Dick Williams, CEO of Webroot, a Broomfield-based security software and technology maker. Williams was among the conference speakers, who included U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman; and top officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Air Force Space Command and other agencies."

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12.05.2011 BBC News | Botnets: hi-tech crime in the UK
"'How do you make money from a botnet? Let us count the ways…if a kit is too technically challenging there are other ways to get hold of a botnet,' said Jacques Erasmus, a senior security researcher at Webroot. 'You pay and they basically infect people for you,' he said. Prices vary depending on which countries you want your victims to be based in. 'Thailand and India are cheap,' he said. "

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November 2011

11.28.2011 USA Today | Hackers prey on smartphone use at work during holidays
"Smartphone attacks are in their infancy compared to PC hacks. They mostly come in the form of malicious apps for games, music and ringtones that phone users get enticed to download, says Armando Orozco, mobile threats analyst at Webroot."

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11.23.2011 eWeek | Shoppers Need Watch for Scams While Using Mobile Devices on Black Friday
"A recent study from Webroot found that nearly half of the respondents planned to use a smartphone or tablet to purchase holiday gifts this year and that Android and iOS users prefer using a mobile app rather than the mobile Web browser when shopping online."

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11.17.2011 InformationWeek | 4 Security Issues SMBs Should Watch In 2012
"Webroot's CTO looks ahead and shares security predictions that will matter to small and midsize businesses."

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11.07.2011 ZDNet | BEWARE - Rogue Android apps flood into alternative markets
"Android users beware … the bad guys are now building convincing-looking Android markets pushing rogue Android apps and malware. According to security firm Webroot, a lot of effort has been put into these sites."

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October 2011

10.16.2011 The Guardian | A workplace of progress
'Ian Moyse, EMEA channel director at cloud organisation Webroot, says customers need to consider there is still an immaturity in the market when it comes to what the technology can achieve. "A lot of customers approach cloud with exactly the same questions as they would do for a product, and in doing so they miss out on a lot of the diligence."'

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10.04.2011 Cnet | New Webroot kicks off with micro-installer
"Scans are fast, the install was even faster, and there's quite a bit of solid value-added features in the premium versions."

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10.04.2011 PC Mag | Webroot® SecureAnywhere Complete
"Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete is the smallest and lightest security suite ever."

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10.04.2011 PC Mag | Webroot® SecureAnywhere AntiVirus
"The only perfect malware blocking score I've ever encountered in my years of testing."

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September

09.21.2011 Channel Insider | The Surprising Truth About Corporate Security Policies
"Cynics, put this research in your pipes and smoke it: according to a new study out from Webroot, three quarters of employees really do try their best to adhere to company IT security policies."

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09.21.2011 CRN | The Daily App: Webroot Mobile Security Basic for Android
"The CRN Test Center has, for years, liked and recommended Webroot security products that have focused on PCs.Now Webroot has launched its mobile product for Android devices, tablets and smart phones, so we wanted to give it a whirl. The app is a free download from the Android Market, and took just a minute or two to install."

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09.15.2011 Tom's Hardware | Webroot Discovers BIOS Rootkit
"According to Webroot, Mebromi targets Award BIOS and attaches itself to it so it can infect a client computer over and over again. The malware then infects the master boot record to be able to infect winlogon.exe or winnt.exe to be able to use Windows to download additional malware."

09.07.2011 The Huffington Post | It's Official: We're Addicted To Social Media
"In a new survey from Internet security provider Webroot, 54 percent of respondents confess they feel some level of "addiction" to their social network of choice. Nearly half (46 percent) admit they visit their favorite social network several times a day or 'constantly.'"

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August 2011

08.29.2011 PC Mag | Webroot Totally Revamps Product Line
"I must say, this extremely different approach has me really looking forward to getting my hands on the SecureAnywhere products for testing."

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08.19.2011 Infosecurity | Social networking is an exploitable internet addiction says Webroot
"Research just released by Webroot claims to show that social networking is a form of internet addiction. And because of this, the IT security vendor says the addiction can be exploited by cybercriminals."

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08.17.2011 MSNBC | Mark Zuckerberg not your security daddy
"Is Mark Zuckerberg responsible for keeping our personal information safe on Facebook?" That's one of the questions Internet security firm Webroot posed to 4,000 users of social networks. The resounding answer: No.

08.10.2011 The Register | Rootkit gangs fight for control of infected PCs
"The original author of the TDL3 rootkit made two versions of TDL3. He kept the second version of the rootkit code for himself and sold the first version to the guys behind ZeroAccess," Jacques Erasmus of Webroot told El Reg.

08.03.2011 PC World | Experts disagree on Android call recording 'Trojan'
"Armando Orozco, Webroot threat research analyst, sits somewhere in between malware and legitimate app. He points out that the app uses tools available in Android--a Java class called MediaRecorder--and that it is far from the only app that does so."

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July 2011

07.27.2011 CRN | Webroot Broadens Reach With Tech Data Distribution Deal
"David Bennett, Webroot senior director of global sales, said that the deal was "fantastic news" for Webroot. 'This is an area where Webroot has not been in from a distribution perspective. It gives us significant scope and leverage and the ability to grow the Webroot brand,' he said. 'Really this gives us the ability to market, and position and train a greater number of resellers than we ever would have."

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07.17.2011 Fox News | Don't Want to "Drink and Post?" There's an App for That.
"The Social Media Sobriety Test is a FREE download that can help with the embarrassment of "drunk posting" by not allowing you to do it in the first place. It was designed by Webroot, an Internet security company that jumped out of the mold of standard online security and into the world of personal responsibility."

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07.02.2011 Tech News Daily | Youth More Likely to Have Security on Mobile Devices
"Millennials are more likely than older generations to protect their smartphones and tablets with security-related apps, according to data from Internet security firm Webroot."

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June 2011

06.28.2011 Yahoo! News | 5 Tech Mistakes Travelers Make on Vacation
"Internet security firm Webroot has identified the top five mistakes travelers make during the summer vacation and what you can do to prevent them."

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06.13.2011 Computerworld | Google pulls more malware from Android Market
"Andrew Brandt, lead threat research analyst at Webroot, has also dug into Plankton. "It has the ability to remotely access a command-and-control [C&C] server for instructions, and upload additional payloads," Brandt said in an interview Friday. "It uses a very stealthy method to push any malware it wants to phone."

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06.09.2011 MediaPost | Webroot Ads Use Humor In Online Security Effort
"It's time for the good people of Nigeria to reclaim their good name," Chris Benham, Webroot's chief marketing officer, tells Marketing Daily. "We're also saying it's very possible that there are attractive young women in your area looking for friends."

06.03.2011 Channel Pro | Channel firms need to wake up to cloud – whether they like it or not
"Ian Moyse, IT security expert and EMEA channel director at Webroot said: "At every level of the channel there is a vested interest in their legacy product-based business and they are worried about the cannibalisation of their existing revenue into a more effective, lower-cost model which is more erratically paid."

May 2011

05.19.2011 SC Magazine UK | Are you redoing, reinventing or revolving security?
"I spoke with Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO of Webroot at the Infosecurity Europe show in April about the upside down concept, asking initially if that was what it was. 'The theme is adopted from a visibility to create awareness on the challenges that the security industry is facing, words are being used but it is not clear what things do, he said."

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05.15.2011 eWEEK Europe UK | UK Bosses Ban Facebook Over Reputation Fears eWEEK Europe UK | UK Bosses Ban Facebook Over Reputation Fears
"The findings echo a survey carried out by Webroot last year which found that about half of UK and US small to medium-sized businesses banned their workers from accessing social networks at work."

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05.04.2011 Read Write Web | New Apps for Your iPhone and Android
"A new way to safe safe on Android, Webroot's premium app blocks and removes malicious apps, protects your contacts and passwords, blocks phishing attempts, locates missing devices, stops unwanted calls and text spam, runs scans, analyzes the permissions given to apps and more."

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April 2011

04.21.2011 Fox News | Twitter Spam Breach: Tips for Users to Keep in Mind when Navigating the World of Social Media

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04.11.2011 Infosecurity | Rogue Facebook application infects 5 million users in two days
"Webroot issued a warning late last week about a rouge Facebook application that infected nearly 5 million users in just 48 hours. This comes on the heels of a report from fellow security vendor GFI Software that it saw an increase in such applications targeting the social network in March."

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04.06.2011 Cloud Pro | Concerted drive on security will benefit cloud says Webroot
"There needs to be a concerted effort to tackle the problem of security within cloud provider, says Gerhard Eschelbeck, the CTO of Webroot. The lack of any generally-accepted certification for these companies means that users are left unaware of how secure a cloud provider could be – an issue that could delay the take-up of cloud services."

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04.05.2011 All Things Digital – Wall Street Journal Blog | Webroot Is Latest to Join Mobile Security Fray, Launching Android Product
"With Android security threats in the headlines, the need for software to protect against mobile malware has clearly moved from theoretical to tangible. The result is a push from both start-ups and traditional security firms, with Webroot becoming the latest software maker to offer a mobile-specific product"

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March 2011

03.29.2011 CRN | The Top 20 Cloud Security Vendors Of 2011
"Webroot pulls out all the stops when it comes to cloud security, wheeling and dealing with a Web Security Service, E-mail Security Service and E-mail Archiving Service, all in the cloud and all with no software or hardware required for protection."

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03.28.2011 Network World | Anti-Virus Software Driving You Mad? 5 Fight-Back Tips
"My one-time colleague Andrew Brandt, a former tech journalist now working for Webroot, a security vendor, warns that the practice of stealth bundling is becoming all too common. A number of companies make a living by striking deals with vendors and tricking user into downloading all sorts of junk."

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03.22.2011 Entrepreneur Magazine | Feet on the Ground, Head in the Cloud
"For the smallest entrepreneurial businesses, the biggest thing they can do is install anti-virus and malware software on all their computers and servers," says Jeff Horne, director of threat research at Broomfield, Colo.-based Internet security software company Webroot. "You would be amazed how many businesspeople put the anti-virus software on their workstations but not on their servers, where file-sharing viruses still have an impact."

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03.11.2011 The Wall Street Journal | Cybercrooks Digging for Tax Data
"Jeff Horne, director of threat research for anti-virus vendor Webroot, says an email account he set up to attract and study these types of email has received over one million phony tax-related messages since November."

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February 2011

02.23.2011 Information Age | Security Award Winner: Webroot
"Security Award Winner: Webroot. [Customer] Reliance says that it chose Webroot for its breadth of functionality, including its ability to address Reliance's mobile security concerns."

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02.18.2011 PC World | Your Smartphone: The Next Big Security Headache
"In fact, Patrick Kennedy, the Senior Director of Product Marketing with Webroot, sees this as the bigger threat toward smartphones right now. And not surprisingly, many of the smartphone security apps we've seen so far put a big emphasis on securing your personal data if your smartphone gets lost or stolen."

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02.11.2011 IT Business Edge | Webroot: SMBs Spend 16 Days Per Month Managing Security
"According to a new survey by Webroot, SMBs spend roughly 16 eight-hour workdays each month managing their on-premise security infrastructure."

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January 2011

01.28.2011 eWeek Europe | Tax Filing Deadline Fuels Phishing Fears
"The HMRC deadline is a golden opportunity for scammers, however, and taxpayers are being hit with sophisticated email scams claiming to come from HM Revenue & Customs, says Jeff Horne, director of threat research at Webroot."

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01.24.2011 Network World | Products of the Week
"The enhanced Webroot Email Security Service simplifies the management of securing individual users for channel partners, as well as for in-house IT administrators."

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01.23.2011 eChannelLine | Webroot targets channel with new email security management release
"Webroot has announced the new release of Webroot Email Security Service, with the core enhancements responding to channel partner requirements and requests for improved management capabilities and ease of use."

01.10.2011 SC Magazine UK | Webroot email SaaS technology approved by Becta
"Webroot's email security service has been approved by the British Educational Communications Technology Agency (Becta) for use throughout schools and universities."

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01.03.2011 Michigan Tech News | The Big Picture In Security Trends For 2011
"Gerhard Eschelbeck, the chief technology officer at Webroot, pulled out his crystal ball to predict where the security industry seems to be heading in the coming year, and where we anticipate threats and targets."

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