ParetoLogic's Malware Blacklist Reaches Milestone in Online Security

Malware Blacklist, ParetoLogic's database of malicious URLs, continues to grow in size and influence in the web security world. The free security service recently reached over 50,000 analyzed URLs.

Victoria, B.C., August 23, 2011 – In the world of online security, knowledge is power. To help security researchers better understand their enemy, ParetoLogic created the Malware Blacklist, an ever-growing database of scanned URLs that have been known to harbor malicious software or other problems. With every new URL scanned, the service becomes more and more valuable, and at 50,000 URLs, Malware Blacklist is valuable indeed.

"I'm very excited to see the Malware Blacklist continue to expand, with new users every day," said Jerome Segura, Senior Security Analyst at ParetoLogic. "The online security world is a close community, and I'm glad to be able to share this resource with others in my field."

The Malware Blacklist was first conceived in early 2010 to complement ParetoLogic's existing security software and other services. Since then, the database has amassed a list of over 50,000 URLs, including exploits, Trojans, worms, and other varieties of malware. These typically employ a "drive-by-download" attack, which forces a download onto the user's system automatically.

URLs are submitted for analysis by home users, security researchers, and ParetoLogic's honey pot technology, an automated system which trawls the web looking for malware. Along with the URLs themselves, details about the attack are also archived so they may be researched long after the original infection is removed.

"Malware doesn't stop. Hackers will always find new targets, and new weaknesses to exploit," said Segura. "But we don't stop either. Every day our knowledge of malware and exploits gets larger and we are better able to protect our users."

The Malware Blacklist is found at: malwareblacklist.com. The Malware Blacklist database is currently incorporated in the Virus Total and URL Void online scans, and is a vital resource for security companies, professionals, and students across the web security world.

About ParetoLogic Inc.

Built on the idea that computer safety and speed should not be the exclusive domain of the tech-savvy, ParetoLogic creates a wide-range of easy-to-use security and utility programs for the home PC user. By combining sophisticated technology with a user-friendly interface, ParetoLogic empowers all people, regardless of age, ability, or computing experience, to secure and optimize their own computers.

Downloaded in over 196 countries, installed on millions of PCs, and solving countless computer problems, ParetoLogic is committed to providing truly world-class software. By engaging with users and guaranteeing exceptional service, ParetoLogic continues to exceed expectations.

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