The recent product launches put the Chinese search giant in direct competition with Qihoo 360, which currently dominates the free computer maintenance and antivirus software market in China.
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Police suspect the scams are being carried out via a new method--PC viruses, where only users with infected computers get fake pages displayed.
Security watchers say that while malware such as Rakshasa are stealthier and can stay well hidden embedded in hardware chips, it is often difficult to implement and will eventually be detected.
Apple releases patch Thursday to curb Flashback malware, but one analyst says platform likely to come under "deep scrutiny" by cybercriminals and this could lead to more attacks in future.
Westpac has dumped PC Tools as the antivirus product to protect its customers, picking up one of BitDefender's products instead.
Online con artists are targeting PC users worldwide in a brazen scam. It starts with a phone call from a "tech support specialist" who warns that your computer is infected with a virus. To fix things, all you have to do is give the caller remote access to your PC. Here's what happens next.
Launched in partnership with U.K. Citizens Advice Bureau, search giant backs new campaign which aims to educate users by simplifying online risks and security issues.
Want to avoid being attacked by viruses and other malware? Two recent studies reveal the secret: regular patching. A fully patched system with a firewall enabled offers almost complete protection against drive-by attacks and outside intruders.
Disallowing admin rights of employees' endpoint devices not realistic solution to preventing malware threats in today's self-service IT business climate, observers say.
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Anti-virus software is increasingly irrelevant in the post-PC era. But the need for management and security rises, especially for businesses.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it is ramping up its fight against telemarketers who try to convince customers that their computers are infected by viruses and then charge a fee for removal.
Crooks already using cloud services as platform for illegal activities, warn security players, who say service providers have role to play in preventing their services from being abused.
Security experts call the concept "interesting", but too many uncertainties make the idea of quarantining a PC almost impossible to implement, with legal and user issues difficult to iron out.
While a lower market share has kept Apple users safe from attacks, security firms warn that with increasing Mac malware codes, a major incident is "waiting to happen".
Microsoft reports an unprecedented wave of attackes to exploit vulnerabilities in Oracle's Jave software in the last nine months.
Experts warn that global security landscape is seeing a spike in "high quality" malware and stress that education is vital to preventing attacks on financial institutions and other critical infrastructures.
news analysis Despite longtime diagnoses that antivirus software is doomed, security will become a service for mobile devices, experts predict.
Cybercrime is a silent epidemic, says Symantec in a new survey where trust networks are being targeted the most for theft of confidential information.
Despite investor unhappiness over lack of synergy between both companies, the alliance will lead way for security to be integrated into connected devices including mobiles and machine-to-machine systems, says industry analyst.
British researcher, who demonstrated that virus on implanted chip could infect external systems, says effort throws security spotlight on implanted medical devices.
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