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Two new variants of malware targeting government and business targets have been unearthed.
As Linux malware matures, Google's malware checker will give samples the same treatment as those uploaded for Windows.
Researcher finds malicious Tor exit node which envelops Windows EXEs inside another Windows EXE which drops malware.
Windows 10 will build in standards-based two-factor authentication to every device, effectively neutering most phishing attacks and password database breaches. The company also announced new features aimed at securing corporate machines from malware attacks and data leaks.
Malicious ads are making their way to high traffic properties and using unique malware in a hunt for fresh victims.
New Zealand's largest telco has clarified the incident that took down its network over the weekend, saying it was a result of insecure modems, not malware as first thought.
The XSLCmd backdoor, popular in targeted Windows attacks, has been around for weeks at a minimum and still no anti-malware products detect it.
Correction. The Mac malware situation is a much lower-pressure one than that on Windows, so many products perform very well. But it's still worth comparing them, so AV-TEST.org tests 18 products, both free and paid.
Here are six top-quality scanners that will help you clean up systems and keep them safe in the future. There are tools here for systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
New strains of the malevolent Zeus malware have been discovered using the Windows 'PIF' file extension to steal information from compromised computer systems.
Trend Micro finds malware using Windows Software Restriction Policies to block security software from running.
The Chinese state media attack on US software and hardware continues, with China’s CCTV state network broadcasting a critical report suggesting that Windows 8 is being used to harvest data about the country’s citizens for use by the US government.
Google has moved to block local Chrome extensions in a bid to protect Windows users against silent malware extension installations.
Most of the 24 updates are for Windows 8 and other recent versions. We can confirm that the new version of the Malicious Software Removal Tool works with Windows XP.
Thunderbolt Networking allows two computers to connect to each other directly without having to first create a network. It's available now in Thunderbolt 2 Macs running Mavericks and a Windows driver is due by the end of June.
Independent test lab AV-Test Institute compared 34 anti-malware/Internet security products for home and business users on Windows 7 64-bit. Trend Micro came out on top for business; Bitdefender, Kaspersky and Qihoo for consumer.
The scarcity of Linux desktops might keep it safe from malware, but web servers, dominated by the OS, are a different matter.
Security firms FireEye and Secunia say Windows continues to be the most-targeted OS and businesses can expect to be attacked by malware once every 1.5 seconds.
The major development in malware in 2013 was the rise of ransomware, mostly on Windows desktops but also on Android devices.