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  • Antivirus software driving you mad? 5 fight-back tips

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 11:56 am

    Last week some Windows users struggled through unexpected PC slowdowns due to a security program bundled in with a Java update. Security programs still hog PC resources and pose annoyances -- but here's expert advice on how you can regain control.
  • Free antivirus software: The best and the rest

    Posted March 2, 2011 - 2:13 pm

    It used to be that only Windows users had to worry with antivirus software, but now Macs and smartphones are finally getting attacked as well. What's a user to do?
  • Security software: Testing in the real wild world

    Posted January 3, 2011 - 10:11 pm

    The malware threat landscape is ever-evolving, with thousands upon thousands of new pieces of malware each year, and with cybercriminals developing new attack methods. As such, security products--and our security testing methods--must evolve too.
  • Antivirus software didn't help utility with malware attack

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 9:44 pm

    When the zero-day attack known as the "Here You Have" virus hit about 500 PCs at the Salt River Project, a large public power utility and water supplier for Arizona, it turned out that the antivirus software in use provided no defense.
  • What Are the Most Overrated Security Technologies?

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Which security technologies are IT shops putting too much faith in? Some readers weigh in.
  • 15 Free Security and Backup Utilities

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Use SuperAntiSpyware, AVG Anti-Virus, Backupify, or more of these free downloads and services to secure your PC and your data.
  • Experts Only: Time to Ditch the Antivirus?

    Posted June 26, 2009 - 12:32 pm

    For some who moved beyond IT Security 101 eons ago, antivirus is more than simply obsolete. It's an obstacle to a more perfect defense. And so they've chosen to disable it.
  • What can you afford NOT to do on IT security?

    Posted December 22, 2008 - 3:43 pm

    The ever-expanding list of external and internal threats make it hard to devote less money to security efforts. But there are areas in which IT and security managers may be able ease up on spending.
  • Macs and malware: The straight dope

    Posted December 5, 2008 - 10:46 am

    Is Mac OS X the impenetrable fortress that Apple makes it out to be, or is it really a lurking malware death trap? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.
  • How the feds are locking down their networks

    Posted August 12, 2008 - 12:41 pm

    The federal government is locking down its networks through an ambitious and fast-paced effort to eliminate connections to the Internet that are vulnerable to attack.
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