News, blogs and discussion on protecting company systems from computer viruses.
Thu, October 31, 2013 - Microsoft representatives said Wednesday that the company will not turn on Windows Defender for unprotected PCs, contrary to what executives said earlier in the week.
Mon, October 28, 2013 - At least two security software suites are struggling with Windows 8.1, leaving users potentially unprotected as they upgrade to the new version of Microsoft's operating system.
Mon, October 14, 2013 - Managed security service providers get paid by enterprise customers to stop malware or other kinds of cyberattacks, but if they fail, they face what’s often a multi-million-dollar liability.
Wed, October 02, 2013 - Antivirus pioneer and onetime fugitive from the Belize police John McAfee has floated plans to beat NSA surveillance by launching a new type of private peer-to-peer networking device called D-Central.
Wed, September 25, 2013 - Experts disagree over whether or not there are any immediate threats to mobile devices that can be addressed with anti-virus software. Should you invest in AV for your smartphone or tablet?
Thu, September 19, 2013 - Shortly after it was discovered by security researchers, a rogue network linking Apple computers through a Mac Trojan had its nerve center shut down.
Tue, September 17, 2013 - A working group for Internet regulators is under severe criticism for a proposal that would put an end to the openness of the current WHOIS system for domain name registration records.
Wed, August 28, 2013 - More 'shocking' is that 10% of organizations polled did not know if they'd been targeted or not.
Tue, August 20, 2013 - Appointing McAfee's Phyllis Schneck welcomed given new tension between government, private sector following NSA revelations.
Wed, August 14, 2013 - Attackers launch malware that automatically alters itself to avoid detection, and they constantly create new domains where their command-and-control servers can hide, but researchers have come up with security software that detects the presence of attack code even if it has morphed and tracks down domains that infected client machines report to.
Tue, August 13, 2013 - On Tuesday, Kaspersky Lab launched its 2014 versions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus ($59.95) and Kaspersky Internet Security ($79.95). Pricing varies upon the length of protection and how many PCs you want to protect; those listed here include one year for up to three PCs. If you're a current customer you may upgrade from the 2013 products free of charge.
Wed, July 31, 2013 - Hacktivist group Izz ad-Dim al-Qassam Cyber Fighters's strategy said to be driving up raw number of attacks and depressing their duration.
Tue, July 30, 2013 - Survey finds half of institutions allow naked transmission of the personal and financial data of students and parents.
Wed, July 24, 2013 - A recent study that greatly reduces an often-cited estimate on the economic impact of cybercrime and cyberespionage should not give companies a reason to spend less on security, experts say.