News, blogs and discussion on protecting company systems from computer viruses.
Tue, April 15, 2014 - XPocalypse? What XPocalypse? A big chunk of antimalware software vendor Avast's users are sticking with XP despite the many risks.
Mon, April 07, 2014 - Virus Shield, by developer Deviant Solutions, was a handsome, apparently easy-to-use security app for Android devices. For $4, the app promised hassle-free, ad-free security for Android users, without impacting battery life or performance. And, mostly, Virus Shield delivered - no ads, no fuss.
Wed, March 12, 2014 - Antivirus software is still often considered a "checkbox" item for enterprise deployments, especially on Microsoft Windows, but over the decades, anti-virus software changed to do far more than just signature-based virus blocking. Today, the question is whether the type of anti-malware product that evolved from virus checking can transform again to be a part of a "breach detection system," or BDS.
Tue, February 25, 2014 - Uhuru Mobile is a new ROM derived from Cyanogen that aims to make Android phones more secure
Thu, January 30, 2014 - The year's barely started, and we've already had enough data breaches at major retailers to make a barter economy seem like a good idea. Unfortunately there are yet more security threats to look forward to in 2014. Here are the biggest ones we anticipate.
Wed, January 15, 2014 - Windows XP owners can expect most antivirus vendors to continue providing them with up-to-date signatures long after Microsoft pulls its patch plug in April, but that won't keep their machines safe, an expert said today.
Wed, December 04, 2013 - A-V Comparative finds that seven antimalware packages are the best at removing -- not finding -- existing malware on your PC.
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.