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Antivirus headaches that compromise browser security

Why web browsers leave security engineers constantly playing defense.

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McAfee is once again an independent company

Famed antivirus vendor McAfee is an independent company again as the sale of the majority of the firm to private equity firm TPG became final this morning. All current McAfee personnel, including research analysts, sales teams and...

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Double Agent attack can turn antivirus into malware

An attack discovered by Cybellum called Double Agent can take over antivirus software on Windows machines and turn it into malware that encrypts files for ransom, exfiltrates data or formats the hard drives.

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That online job candidate may be carrying a virus

LinkedIn and other social networks are becoming targets for threat actors since they know it's a great way to bypass company's defenses, according to cybersecurity firm Cylance. LinkedIn is typically a site that is not blocked by...

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Is antivirus getting worse?

Anti-virus software is getting worse at detecting both known and new threats, says a new report. Average detection rates for known malware went down a couple of percentage points slightly from 2015 to 2016, while detection rates for...

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New CIO paradigms for cybersecurity and prevention

Cybersecurity experts are quietly changing their approach to security. What you know and value about security prevention is eroding. The federal government's HR department learned the hard way. You don’t have to.

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Kaspersky Labs says Microsoft is anticompetitive towards third-party antivirus

Eugene Kaspersky says Microsoft's favoritism towards Windows Defender is unfair.

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