• 6 ways to protect yourself against Android malware

    Posted February 21, 2014 - 2:53 pm

    A disturbing report from RiskIQ says that malicious Android apps in Google Play have leaped nearly 400% since 2011, with Google removing fewer and fewer of them. But you don't need to be at the mercy of the bad guys. Here are six ways to protect yourself against Android malware.
  • Blue Coat acquires anti-malware firm Norman Shark

    Posted December 18, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    Blue Coat Systems today announced it has acquired anti-malware firm Norman Shark for an undisclosed price, in order to integrate its technologies, such as sandboxing, into other security products available through Blue Coat.
  • Kaspersky, six others top malware removal tests

    Posted December 4, 2013 - 11:31 am

    A-V Comparative finds that seven antimalware packages are the best at removing -- not finding -- existing malware on your PC.
  • Symantec releases first anti-malware software to work with VMware vShield security system

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    Symantec today announced availability of its first anti-malware software protection that supports VMware's security architecture known as vShield, becoming the latest anti-malware vendor to do so following similar moves by Trend Micro, Kaspersky Lab and McAfee, among others.
  • Sophos rolls out mobile apps for anti-malware and encryption

    Posted September 27, 2012 - 6:28 am

    Sophos today announced a free anti-virus defense app for Google Android devices which works via the Sophos cloud-based service. Separately Sophos also made available Android and Apple iOS apps for securing files held in the cloud file-storage service Dropbox.
  • Malwarebytes offers enterprise anti-malware detection, prevention

    Posted September 17, 2012 - 6:35 am

    In the past, Malwarebytes started out focused on consumer-based malware, but now the San Jose, Calif.-based company says it's offering an enterprise product for desktop-based anti-malware detection and eradication protection.
  • Malwarebytes preps enterprise edition of PC-cleaning software

    Posted July 29, 2011 - 10:46 am

    Malwarebytes this fall expects to release an enterprise-grade anti-malware platform that it says doesn't compete directly with traditional antivirus software because it relies more on observing how the malware acts and less on seeking code signatures.
  • Stuxnet could have caused "new Chernobyl," Russian ambassador says

    Posted January 27, 2011 - 6:57 pm

    The Stuxnet worm attack known to have struck computers at the Russian-built Iranian Bushehr nuclear plant in Iran has serious implications and could have caused "another Chernobyl," a Russian ambassador is said to have advised NATO yesterday, according to a Reuters report.
  • Warning: Fake LinkedIn spam can steal your bank passwords

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 5:26 pm

    I feel like a complete idiot. I just got taken by a LinkedIn spam that may have just stolen my banking password. This is not the first time I've been an idiot or clicked on something I shouldn't. But this one could be really bad for me.
  • Anti-virus/anti-malware cheat sheet

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 3:06 pm

    Keeping up with the latest in anti-virus and anti-malware news can be a challenge for even the most diligent IT professional. This Network World “Anti-virus/anti-malware cheat sheet” is designed to give you a leg up on the latest news, trends, analysis and opinion in this most critical of IT subject areas.
  • Sophos adds DLP to desktop anti-malware

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 9:19 pm

    Sophos added data-loss prevention capabilities to its desktop anti-malware software and is promising gateway-based DLP in the future.
  • Microsoft falls further behind on security, identity integration

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 8:51 pm

    Microsoft is delaying the release of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 until the second half of 2010. The anti-malware software had been expected to ship in the first half of the year.
  • Ten quick fixes for the worst security nightmares

    Posted August 11, 2008 - 1:51 pm

    Hackers, spammers, and phishers may be evil, but aren't necessarily geniuses. They can make a healthy living just by exploiting known security holes that many users haven't bothered to patch. Or by relying on the propensity of millions of people to do things they've been told over and over not to do. The good news is that you don't have to be a genius to avoid these common attacks either. Implement a few simple fixes, and you'll avoid most of the bad stuff out there.
  • Watch out for Antivirus 2008/2009!

    Posted August 1, 2008 - 4:53 pm

    Have you recently received a pop-up message saying that your computer is infected with a virus and asks you to download a program (called Antivirus XP 2008 or 2009) in order to scan for and remove these viruses? If so, DO NOT click "Ok"! Whatever you do, DO NOT install this program on your computer. Read this article by Enigma Software Group to find out more about it.

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