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December 2010

12.27.2010 PC World | Top Security Trends of 2010: A Look Back
"Andrew Brandt, lead threat research analyst at Webroot, states, "It was a big year for customizable, highly configurable, and very slick-looking exploit kits. Exploit kits are sold to malware distributors, and can instantly turn a Web server into a drive-by download site."

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12.13.2010 CBR Online | Security firms warn of 2011 mobile threats
"Trend Micro and Webroot both believe the proliferation of mobile usage in the enterprise will mean attacks targeted at these devices and their operating systems will increase."

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12.03.2010 Network Computing | Web Security Services Put to the Test
"Webroot impressed us with its ability to execute proactive vulnerability scans against any system protected by its cloud. The vulnerability assessment results were linked to explanations of each vulnerability, along with remediation instructions."

November 2010

11.26.2010 Silicon Republic | Webroot strikes deal with The Email Laundry
"The Email Laundry and OEM Webroot will enter into a partnership that will see Email Laundry's install base offered to Webroot's web security service as part of an expanded range of services their resellers can offer to customers."

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11.24.2010 CBS News | Come Cyber Monday, Beware the Malware
"Employees should practice safe browsing. CNET contributor Lance Whitney wrote about some general tips for Web surfers from Webroot, including typing URLs in directly instead of following links and keeping a close eye on PayPal and other payment accounts."

11.24.2010 IT Business Edge | Half of SMBs Block Access to Facebook, Social Network Sites
"A recent survey commissioned by security firm Webroot yielded some interesting findings on the stance of small- and mid-sized businesses towards social networking sites. The survey was conducted on more than 1,000 SMBs from both the United States and United Kingdom, and determined that a significant number of companies either block or forbid access to social networking sites."

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11.07.2010 Mashable | Don't Drink and Facebook: New Plugin Mitigates the Fallout
"This week, web security company Webroot released a new Firefox plugin called "The Social Media Sobriety Test" with the tagline, "Nothing good happens online after 1 a.m." The deal is simple, download the plugin and customize the settings for a variety of social media sites — from Facebook to MySpace to Tumblr (for the bloggers among us) to e-mail accounts like Gmail or Hotmail."

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11.02.2010 Dark Reading | Cloud Fusion: Webroot Buys Prevx
"Security-as-a-service provider Webroot has purchased Prevx, a purely cloud-based antivirus provider in the U.K., with plans to extend the cloud security for clients to mobile devices as well."

October 2010

10.22.2010 New York Times | A Campaign About Computer Security, Couched in Plain English
"Chris Benham, chief marketing officer at Webroot, founded 13 years ago and also based in Boulder, recently commissioned an online poll that asked more than 2,400 security software users in the United States and Britain to rate how strongly they agreed or disagreed with 18 statements about antiviral software."

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10.18.2010 Information Week | Webroot Update Tracks Employee Usage Violators, Bandwidth Trends
"The latest version of Webroot's Security Service adds bandwidth trend tracking, both overall and for employees attempting to violate company usage and security policies."

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10.12.2010 MSNBC | Young people dumber about online passwords
"In fact, 54 percent of this demographic has shared passwords with at least one person in the past year, according to research about Web users in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, conducted by Internet security service company Webroot."

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10.07.2010 The Tech Herald | Trojan modifies core Firefox file to capture information
"Research from Webroot has discovered a Trojan that overwrites one of the core files used by the Firefox web browser in order to capture authentication information. The overwritten file controls Firefox's behavior when it comes to the storage of log-in details."

September 2010

09.29.2010 PC Magazine | The Best Security Suites for 2011
"Webroot did the best overall job blocking malware, followed by PC Tools and Norton; PC Tools outscored every other contender in rootkit blocking."

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09.22.2010 USA Today | Free anti-virus protection spurs more robust options
"As cyberattacks continue to spread, they see more computer users recognizing the need to protect their PCs. While many will gravitate to free protection, some will eventually convert to a paid subscription for a cutting-edge AV suite. "Think of it as an insurance policy for your digital life," says Webroot's Benham. "As you put more personal information on your computer, you'll want more protection."

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09.16.2010 Business Computing World UK | Workplace Social Networking: More Like Antisocial Not-Working
"With Facebook adding over 400,000 users a day and LinkedIn 400,000 a week, social networks can no longer be ignored by employers, as employee misuse of social networks accelerate."

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09.01.2010 PC Mag | The Best Antivirus Software for 2011 (So Far)
"Webroot offered the best protection overall, especially against rootkits and scareware. Ad-Aware also scored very well in my tests, but Webroot edged it out to become our Editors' Choice for standalone antivirus."

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August 2010

08.19.2010 CRN Australia | Webroot looks to double partner base
"Security vendor Webroot has launched a channel recruitment drive with the intention of doubling its reseller base.Webroot, which entered the Australian market in 2008, grew its revenue by 134 percent in the last 12 months. With 30 resellers, the company expects to grow that number to 60 partners in the next 12 months."

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08.13.2010 ChannelWeb UK | Finding a way through cloud
"As trusted advisers, VARs should be able to guide their customers as to where cloud fits as an option, and which solutions can be best deployed via cloud. Resellers should embrace the platform, while ensuring they understand the implications of cloud for customers and themselves."

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08.05.2010 InfoSecurity | Google image search being infected by hackers
"According to Webroot security researcher Andrew Brandt, he and a few colleagues discovered a number of rogue images of a US map that, when clicked upon, redirected web surfers to pages that "deliver an installer of a rogue antivirus in the security tool family of fine, fraudulent products."

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July 2010

07.26.2010 CNET | Webroot adds functions to security software (podcast)
"A new version of Webroot Complete Internet Security does more than just protect your PC from viruses, spyware, rootkits, keyloggers, and other potential threats. It also lets you backup files and synchronize them to other PCs and manages your passwords so you don't have to remember them yourself."

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07.16.2010 Social Tech | Interview with Quinn Curtis, BrightCloud
"Last week, San Diego-based provider of web content classification and security services developer BrightCloud was acquired by Webroot, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to talk to founder Quinn Curtis about how the acquisition of his firm came about. Quinn is now VP of Hosted Security Services at Webroot (www.webroot.com)."

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07.14.2010 New York Times | Survey: Over Half of Location-Based Services Users Fear Loss of Privacy
"The survey, commissioned by security company Webroot, asked online participants in the U.S. and U.K. to share their thoughts via an online survey in June of this year. Out of the 1,645 respondents, 55% said they feared loss of privacy and 45% feared letting burglars know when they were away from home."

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07.13.2010 Network World | Bizarre phone ransom Trojan found by researchers
"According to Webroot, the Krotten ransom Trojan is one of the oddest pieces of malware of the year. Taking the path of least resistance, it eschews the complex encryption outlook taken by a range of ransomware programs in the past and simply sets out to interfere with the host PC in as many ways as possible."

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June 2010

06.21.2010 Computer Active UK | Webroot internet security gets complete
"Webroot will soon launch a new version of its Internet Security suite that includes online storage, synchronisation between multiple computers and a browser toolbar that marks dangerous websites in search engine lists."

06.18.2010 ZD Net | Malware is a cloud-scale problem
"My quest at the time led to an interview during London's InfoSec show with Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO of anti-malware vendor Webroot, and previously one of the founding members of Qualys."

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06.09.2010 The Boulder Daily Camera | Webroot looks to move from Boulder to Broomfield
"Webroot is the beneficiary of a deal approved Tuesday by the Broomfield City Council that will cut the company's tax bill over the next 10 years by $95,000 if it employs at least 220 people in Broomfield by the end of the year."

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06.07.2010 USA Today |'Scareware' ads proliferate across Internet
"The high trust and rapid repartee common to social networks help scammers trick users into launching scareware, says Andrew Brandt, researcher at anti-virus firm Webroot."

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06.04.2010 Computer World UK | Trojan targets HSBC browser plugin
"In a discovery reported made by fellow security vendor Webroot Software, a Trojan the company names 'Phisher-Rancor' runs a batch file that tries to close down the Rapport app, while a second variant targets a separate binary, config.js."

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May 2010

05.24.2010 Independent.ie | Online firm creates 50 jobs in Dublin
"US company Webroot is recruiting sales, marketing, engineering, inventory and customer support workers as it prepares to open its international headquarters in Ballsbridge, south Dublin."

05.17.2010 Home Business Network UK | Tips for Home-workers for Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites
"Jeff Horne of Webroot, offers advice to home-based business owners on reducing the risk of identity theft and malware contamination when using social networking sites."

05.04.2010 Future Tense | Malware disguised as anti-virus software
"We spoke to Andrew Brandt of the internet security company Webroot about how the ongoing battle between computer users and malware producers is evolving."

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April 2010

04.30.2010 ITPro | Q&A with Gerhard Eschelbeck
"We spoke to the chief technology officer of one of InfoSecurity 2010's main sponsors to find out more about the rise of malware in 2010."

04.13.2010 Fox 31 |Social network users taking major security risks
"According to Internet security company, Webroot, more than 81% of users don't place any restrictions on their profile. Updating your status is an open invitation to hackers."

04.09.2010 v3.co.uk | Security experts warn of crippling malware threat
"Security firm Webroot has warned of a "sinister" new threat that apparently uses malware to render a PC unbootable. The firm said in a blog post that it had seen a number of new twists on existing malware that take a 'scorched earth' approach to infected computers."

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March 2010

03.30.2010 Channel Insider | Security: Shining a Spotlight on Social Media Risk
"New reports from Palo Alto Networks and Webroot indicate that security consciousness is growing among social networkers but so are the risks, especially in highly regulated industries. Channel Insider takes a closer look at what this means for the channel."

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03.26.2010 San Jose Business Journal | Webroot moving from Mountain View to San Mateo
"Webroot Software Inc. will move the development arm of its security business from Mountain View to The Crossroads office complex in San Mateo."

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03.04.2010 SC Magazine UK | New Webroot CEO sets out his stall at RSA and promises change and refocused business
"The new CEO of Webroot, Dick Williams, has been speaking to SC at RSA Conference about his ambitions for the Boulder-based web and email filter business."

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03.01.2010 Infosecurity UK | Twitter phish floods network with short URLs
"According to IT security vendor Webroot, other domains that are hosted on the servers' IP address have been implicated in spam campaigns promoting cheap pharmaceuticals."

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February 2010

02.22.2010 eWeek | Web 2.0 a Top Security Threat in 2010, Survey Finds
"Internet security provider Webroot reports IT managers in small to midsize businesses believe malware spread through social networks, Web 2.0 applications and other Web-based vectors will pose the most serious risk to information security in 2010."

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02.18.2010 Channel Insider | Security: Top Threats of 2010: Social Networking, Web 2.0
"A study released this week showing survey results among more than 800 IT professionals from small to medium businesses (SMBs) with between 100 to 5,000 employees showed that while SMBs are well aware of the security threats they face, they're still tackling problems ineffectively."

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January 2010

01.26.2010 Channel Web | 20 Coolest Cloud Security Vendors
"Webroot has recently plunged into the SaaS arena with the release of its on-demand Web, e-mail and archiving products hosted in the cloud. The company unleashed dozens of enhancements to its business Web security service, while unveiling new security services to help businesses with e-discovery and compliance initiatives."

01.22.2010 SC Magazine | New version of Zeus targeting AIM users
"A new iteration of Zeus, a notorious password-stealing trojan, is victimizing users of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), according to researchers at anti-virus vendor Webroot."

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01.13.2010 Channel Insider | Webroot Bolsters Marketing and Support Leadership
"The company has appointed Chris Benham as chief marketing officer and Kenton Sieckman as vice president of worldwide service and support to kick off its efforts in 2010 to solidify its position in the security market."

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01.01.2010 SC Magazine | Size doesn't matter: SMBs are now a major target of cyberattacks
"Gerhard Eschelbeck, CTO of Webroot Software, provider of web and email security for TTCU, says that between September and October, the amount of emails containing a malicious attachment doubled for its customers."

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