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When I say 'virus,' you know exactly what I mean

Discussions of malware have their own equivalent to Godwin's Law: As the conversation grows longer, the probability that someone will derail the discussion by arguing over the meaning of 'virus' approaches near-certainty.

May 10, 2012

Microsoft patches 'Sons of Duqu' flaws

Microsoft has patched a number of software flaws that could have led to information-stealing attacks by Duqu malware, according to security company Qualys.One of the critical 'Patch Tuesday' bulletins, MS12-034, addressed multiple Microsoft products that were vulnerable to the Duqu data-stealing malware, Qualys chief technology officer Wolfgang Kandek said in a statement on Tuesday.

May 9, 2012 by

Kaspersky finds bot that resides in memory

Security company Kaspersky has found a rare kind of malware in the wild that resides in a computer's RAM rather than on the hard drive.The 'fileless' bot is more difficult for antivirus software to detect, and resides in memory until the machine is rebooted, Kaspersky said in a blog post on Friday.

March 20, 2012 by

Twitter acquires ad security company Dasient

Social networking firm Twitter has acquired Dasient, a web and ad-scanning security company.California-based Dasient, which provides website and advertising anti-malware scanning technology through its Malware Analysis Platform, announced the acquisition in a blog post on Monday.

January 24, 2012 by

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