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Hack In The Box 2012 Malaysia: Like No Other

Hack In The Box 2012 Malaysia: Like No Other

Controversial Global hacking conference Hack In The Box just celebrated its ten-year mark in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event attracted hackers from all over the world and company participants that included Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, Amazon, sponsor 'friends' such as Megaupload, and many more.

published October 16, 2012 by

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Ten years of Windows malware and Microsoft's security response

Ten years of Windows malware and Microsoft's security response

They don't make malware like they used to. Literally.Back in 2002, Microsoft and its customers were forced to deal with an unprecedented outbreak of attacks on Windows that threatened the company's survival. In this gallery, I show how malware authors and Microsoft's security response have evolved over the past decade.

published May 13, 2012 by

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10 viruses that changed the world

10 viruses that changed the world

It's been almost 25 years since the first PC computer virus left users looking at corrupted floppies, lost work and perplexing messages. In that time, the art of automated malfeasance has progressed to the point that it's part of the armoury of international geopolitics.

published August 11, 2011 by

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How ads on legitimate web sites can lead to malware and unwanted software

How ads on legitimate web sites can lead to malware and unwanted software

One of the great myths of security is that if your PC is infected with malware it’s your own fault. You shouldn’t have been searching for porn, downloading pirated software, or snagging bootleg DVDs from BitTorrent.But that's no longer true. These days, even ads on a legitimate web page can lead to unwanted, potentially malicious software. Here's an example.

published July 6, 2011 by

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How Apple has responded to Mac malware

How Apple has responded to Mac malware

In May 2011, Apple issued its first-ever security update designed to remove malware on Macs. Has Apple's response to Mac Defender been good enough for its customers? And is Apple prepared for the next attack? This gallery shows what Apple has done with Security Update 2011-003.

published June 19, 2011 by

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Mac malware in the wild

Mac malware in the wild

Want proof that the bad guys are starting to target Mac users? Take a look at this series of screens, which show an attempt to convince a user to install a fake antivirus program that has a nasty payload

published May 6, 2011 by

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How to spot a phishing scam: slideshow

How to spot a phishing scam: slideshow

The fallout from the data breach of US marketing firm Epsilon was massive. Some of the world's largest companies were forced to apologise, as customer details stored within Epsilon were stolen by hackers.

published April 11, 2011 by

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Symantec CEO: The future of security

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, Symantec CEO Enrique Salem reveals what he thinks the security of the future will look like. Among the things he says we need to do? Make security risk-based, info-centric, automated, and work-flow driven to keep up with security threats.

published April 21, 2009 by

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Sophos founder claims Mac viruses are spreading

The co-founder of antivirus firm Sophos said that the Apple Mac is not a virus-free platform; he also believes that Windows can be as secure as Linux -- if it is configured correctly.In a video interview with ZDNet Australia on Thursday, Dr Jan Hruska, who co-founded Sophos and was one of the first ever PC antivirus experts, said that viruses on the Mac are here and now.

published June 8, 2007 by

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Spyware Doctor 3.2

Spyware Doctor 3.2

With its quick scanning and multiple tools for stopping malware before it infects your computer, Spyware Doctor is a solid spyware remover.

published August 15, 2005 by

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Webroot Spysweeper

Webroot Spysweeper

If you're unsure about the applications installed on your PC -- or know for a fact you've got a few bits of shady software hanging around -- then Spysweeper is a good buy, once you get past the speed issues.

published February 22, 2005 by

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ZoneAlarm with Antivirus

ZoneAlarm with Antivirus

Bargain hunters, ZoneAlarm with Antivirus is the security deal for you.Zone Labs' popular ZoneAlarm firewall, available in both free and fee versions, has always been a lone wolf in the realm of PC security.

published May 26, 2004 by

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McAfee AntiSpyware

McAfee AntiSpyware

McAfee AntiSpyware's automated spyware scanning makes this a sensible addition to any PC's security measures.McAfee AntiSpyware is a solid entry in the spyware-removal category.

published May 18, 2004 by

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