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Microsoft plans to divorce viruses for free!

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Ever heard of "Morro"? Neither had I until today. It appears the boys and girls at Microsoft have been planning a nice surprise for consumers. Focused on "core anti-malware protection", Morro is a streamlined solution...

Computer viruses as they look in 3D

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Ever wondered what computer viruses might look like? Probably not, but that hasn't stopped conceptual artist Alex Dragulescu creating a set of 3D images. He was given the programming code for the most common...

Online Videos May Be Conduits for Viruses

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Online videos aren't just for bloopers and rants - some might also be conduits for malicious code that can infect your computer. As anti-spam technology improves, hackers are finding new vehicles to deliver their malicious...

Chip Can Stop PC Viruses, But Cost is a Hurdle

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Researchers in Japan have developed a microchip that blocks computer viruses before they enter PCs, an advance that could change how security software is used. Chips in routers can stop viruses without slowing down programmes...

Intel: Viruses to be a thing of the Past

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Intel believes that malacious codes, viruses and other security threats may become a worry of the past. Inte's R&D team is currently working on Trusted Execution Technlogy, previously known as LaGrande. Trusted Execution Technology or...

Double the Number of Wild Viruses in Two Years

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Although widespread virus outbreaks may be a thing of the past, the total amount of malicious software being written is on the rise, according to McAfee. On Tuesday, McAfee vendor added the 200,000th definition to...

Viruses catch up to the Mac

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Benjamin Daines was browsing the Web when he clicked on a series of links that promised pictures of an unreleased update to his computer's operating system. Instead, a window opened on the screen and strange...

100,000+ Viruses in 2004

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The BBC is reporting that there has been a 50% increase in the number of viruses released in 2004; as many as 100,000 viruses were seen 'in the wild', many of them doing serious damage...

PDA Viruses Could Get Nasty

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Viruses that target handhelds can be even more dangerous than their cousins that attack PCs, spawning self-replicating programs that hide easily, a security researcher told an audience of security professionals at the Black Hat Briefings...

Fear of viruses and poor protection grows

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Three-quarters of European businesses surveyed said they believe viruses will become more dangerous, while two-thirds believe the frequency of attacks will increase, according to e-mail security firm MessageLabs. Natasha Staley, information security analyst at MessageLabs,...

New Zone Alarm to warn of viruses

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Security software maker Zone Labs updated its desktop firewall on Monday, adding new features that aim to put the kibosh on viruses, the company said. The antivirus features will be offered in...

Macs and viruses -- are we as safe as we think?

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Windows users live under a constant threat of attacks from writers of viruses or worms that exploit security flaws in their system. Outside of the annoyance of receiving infected e-mails, however, Mac users are immune...

PC viruses spawn $55 billion loss in 2003

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Trend Micro, the world's third-largest antivirus software maker, said Friday that computer virus attacks cost global businesses an estimated $55 billion in damages in 2003, a sum that is expected to increase this year. ...

Linux vs. Windows Viruses

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Thanks MxxCon. The single biggest security issue facing Linux users at the moment is the misconception perpetuated by highly vocal advocates that Linux is somehow impenetrable to security-based attacks, and in particular, viruses and other...

Windows gets tough on spam, viruses

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Microsoft on Monday will detail a future version of Windows that will make it easier to detect and isolate viruses. Additionally, the Redmond, Wash.-based developer will show off new features in Microsoft Word...

Email viruses soar by 80 per cent

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The proportion of email messages infected with a computer virus increased by over 80 per cent in 2002. Experts blame the surge on a new trend involving email address forgery, which is designed to frustrate...

E-mail viruses double in 2002

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E-mail viruses are now twice as prevalent as they were in 2001, with one e-mail in every 200 containing a virus. Virus-scanning company MessageLabs said it stopped 9.3 million viruses in 2 billion e-mails this...

Beware of Vicious Valentine Viruses

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Virus-writers love to target the holidays, so here's what to watch for in electronic greetings. Last Valentine's Day some people received an unwanted gift in their e-mail in-box: The VBS.Valentine.A worm. And...

KaZaA, poor at filtering for viruses

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KaZaA, the media desktop, has been one of the most successful replacements for file sharing, allowing its users a way of sharing music, video, documents, images, and software. But six per...

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