You're having a coffee and surfing when an apologetic stranger asks if she can charge her Android phone on your USB port. But she's installing malware on your PC. Here's how to stop it.
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Windows 8, like Vista before it, is on its way to the trash heap of PC history unless Microsoft makes some big changes as soon as possible.
One security firm warns that Android malware could rocket this year and hit the 1 million milestone, as malware writers and hackers continue to target post-PC platforms.
Malwarebytes has established its reputation as a supplier of free anti-malware software to more than 150 million home PC users. Now it has announced its first Enterprise Edition.
The company finds cybercriminals had infiltrated unsecure supply chains to hijack brand new computers, prompting an operation to disrupt the emerging Nitol botnet, and over 500 other strains of malware.
Microsoft, as it did with Vista, is giving Linux another chance to make the gains in the PC market with Windows 8, but can Linux take advantage of this opportunity?
New version of Windows, new logo; it's pretty routine. Except for Windows 7 which pretty much reinstated the Windows XP logo; if you see significance in everything you might feel that was an attempt to avoid the unfortunate associations with Vista (a version of Windows that had plenty of excellent improvements and advances, as long as you put it on a new PC with 4GB of RAM).
Microsoft is observing a 59% decline of AutoRun malware infections on XP, followed by 74% on Vista.
Getting malware onto smartphones has until now involved a PC somewhere along the way, but that's about to change. Next-generation mobile malware is only months away, which will attack the device directly, leading to developments such as mobile botnets, according to Amil Klein, chief technology officer at Trusteer.
If you're a Windows user that's holding onto your Vista or XP installation, then this recent security report from Microsoft might make you think about switching to Windows 7.
Android smartphones and Facebook are attracting more attention from malware writers, according to the AVG Community Powered Threat Report Q1 2011, which is a sort of "online neighborhood watch". In the PC market, there has been "an explosion in Blackhole Exploit Kits", which are mainly used to attack sercurity flaws in Oracle's Java and Adobe Reader.
Microsoft Windows 7 is the fastest-selling PC operating system of all time, which it should be because the market is bigger now than when Vista and XP were launched. There's still some uncertainty about when -- not if -- it will be bigger than XP, but on StatCounter's numbers, Windows 7 has already overtaken XP in the UK.
Microsoft has decided to disable the AutoRun feature on Windows XP. The "non-security update" doesn't affect shiny media" such as CDs or DVDs that contain Autorun files.
So says McAfee - but mobile malware still minuscule issue compared with PC threats...
Honeyd gives small companies the chance to get the same level of security big companies do by maintaining an old PC on their network to attract and capture malware for further study.
I've lost count of the number of times I've come across an 'expert' telling some poor soul who's had their PC trashed by malware that it was all their fault and that the problem could have been easily prevented by installing an antivirus package, and keeping that package up-to-date.If only life were that simple ...
With Windows 7 making buzz round the corner the security and protection have been started to get consolidated for pc running windows 7 operating systems. After all this time it seems that Microsoft has finally come out with their own malware and virus protection software.
Security Essential 2010 is a rogue anti-spyware program from the family of Internet Security 2010. This malware is installed in PC by Trojans which pretend to be Flash update claiming to be an essential software to view video online.
Vista Antivirus Pro 2010 is the renamed version of XP antivirus Pro 2010 which is specially designed to attack on computers with Windows Vista platform. When this malware attacks on PC, we start seeing various pop-ups and alerts showing a message ‘your PC is infected and hackers try to attack the PC’.
Antivirus 7 is a dangerous anti-spyware program which belongs to the family of Antivir rogue malwares. In a way, this antivirus is a complementary malware for Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 7, alike its past versions Pro XP Antivirus and Pro Vista Antivirus.
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