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Microsoft's malware protection team has posted word that it has discovered a new version of the bootkit Ronvix that introduces a private TCP/IP stack made to download other malware.
Microsoft has announced that it has detected a new malicious browser extension that tries to hijack Facebook profiles through the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.
Microsoft has disputed the test results from the security firm AV-TEST, which claimed earlier this month that Bing generates five times as many malware-based links in its top results than Google.
Microsoft has released its latest Security Intelligence Report which states, among other things, that websites that deliver malware are now the biggest threat among enterprise Internet users.
Microsoft's malware protection team has found evidence of a new Trojan that can basically delete its own files so that it becomes much harder to detect, but Microsoft managed to find it anyway.
The security firm AV-Test says the results of a new study of search engines shows Microsoft's Bing generates five times as many malware-based links in its top results than Google.
A new piece of malware has been found which spreads through an innocent looking link on Skype. The malware is spreading at around 2,000 clicks per hour and uses the host computer to mine for Bitcoins.
A study commissioned by Microsoft has revealed that one third of all software is counterfeit, while the costs of dealing with counterfeit software and malware will reach $114 billion this year
Google is determined to help folks who've had their website hacked. To that end they've set up a basic help center that provides info and suggestions to help victims of hacking.
Microsoft is launching a new Cybercrime Center by merging its digital crimes and software piracy teams in an effort to better combat malware and hacking threats.
Trend Micro has released a report that states 69,000 out of 700,000 apps on the Google Play Store are in some way malicious, while an even larger total of the generally available apps are dodgy
A newly discovered malware attack has been identified, with the distribution system posing as an email that claims it comes from Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit.
A new study commissioned by Microsoft claims that the majority of employees who use a PC at work admit to installing personal software on those PCs and that most encounter issues with that software.
Microsoft's Security Response Center is reporting that they have succumbed to a recent cybersecurity attack, similar to those experienced by Facebook and Apple, and it's affected a small number of PCs
Unit 61938, a group of Chinese governmental hackers responsible for more than 100 documented attacks since 2006, might have been nailed on the outskirts of the world's biggest city - Shanghai.
BlackBerry has teamed up with Trend Micro to rid the BlackBerry World of any malware, with the company using its special cloud-based technology to scan all BB10 apps for malicious code
Trend Micro is predicting that Android malware will reach all new heights in 2013, including 1 million individual malicious apps that will mostly focus on abusing premium services, as well as adware
Microsoft has issued a statement after its Microsoft Security Essentials program failed again to receive certification from AV-Test, disputing how the firm came up with its results.
In its annual predictions of new PC and malware threats, McAfee says that it sees a "rapid development" of attacks centered on Windows 8 in 2013, along with other threats.
The director of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing division has given his predictions on the kinds of software threats that might pop up in 2013, including using apps and movies more to deliver malware
The FBI has confirmed the arrest of 10 people over the Butterfly Botnet; a botnet that, peaking at more than 11 million machines infected, harvesting details on bank accounts and passwords.
Microsoft is using its official Windows Phone Twitter account to slam Google's Android OS for its repeated malware app issues with a "DroidRage" hashtag that could net some people a "get-well present"
Two of Microsoft's divisions have been teaming up to go after groups that use online click fraud schemes generated by malware, and have already found three such software families.
Malware known to pre-date Windows 8 has seemingly been updated to identify Microsoft's newest operating systems. It is currently spreading through Google Docs, with an apparent focus on Brazil.
Microsoft has a tough time keeping its software product secure. For the most part their Windows Phone range has stayed off the radar, but a teenage hacking prodigy in India is looking to change that.
Despite BitDefender trying to put a bad spin on the improvements to Windows 8 security, it was found that out-of-the-box, Windows 8 blocked 85% of the top 100 malware families used this year
Kaspersky Labs has taken the wraps off one of their 'secret projects,' a super-secure operating system designed to shrug off any attack. The only catch? It's for critical infrastructure only.
Mountain View is supposedly working on a client-based antivirus solution for the Android marketplace. “Suspicious”, unmistakable strings have been found within the new version of Play app.
A new Sophos study claims that Microsoft's Bing search engine has twice as many 'poison links' as Google, with image searches in particular being plagued by Blackhole exploits and malware.
We recently had the chance to chat with Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski about the company's early days, the evolution of malware, his views on the industry, and more.
Skype IMs are currently being used by an unknown group to spread a version of malware to PCs. Skype says it is investigating the issue and recommends updating the Skype client to its latest version.
A cryptographic key used to validate Adobe applications has been compromised, and was used to sign at least two malicious utilities. Adobe will recall the affected certificate and publish an update.
A new study from NSS Labs claims that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 blocks 95 percent of malicious activity, well ahead of the second place browser, Chrome, which blocks just 33 percent of malware.
Italian researchers have developed a new bootkit capable of infecting the UEFI platform and hijacking the Windows 8 kernel. It's now easier to create such nasty things, the researchers say.
Emma Watson is best known for her role in the "Harry Potter" series of films; but now McAfee has found that she's (unwillingly) much more likely to lure unwitting interwebs surfers to download malware
Mountain View secured the company managing the well-known on-line scanning service: we will improve faster, VirusTotal says, while still being autonomous.
A dangerous new trojan, discovered by the same people who brought the infamous Flashback malware to light, is out to steal passwords from Mac and Linux users by keylogging and exploiting their browser
One month after the takedown of one of the largest botnets, levels of spam messages have returned back to “normal”. The spam industry is adapting to new ways of doing business, experts warn.
The security company stated that focusing computer security on the so called “cyber-weapons” is a waste of energy. You can't define a cyber-weapon, F-Secure said.
Google has changed the developer policies for their Play Store to aid buyers and users. They have made it harder to push fake apps, and finally killed the frustrating AirPush advertisement platform.
The Grum botnet, which may have been responsible for generating as much as 35 percent of spammed emails worldwide, was taken down earlier this week after being in operation for four years.
An Android-based malware program was discovered on Google Play. The Android.Dropdialer app was first posted on June 24 and generated between 50,000 to 100,000 downloads before it was removed.
A new malware for Android devices has been found lurking in the wild. The new malware follows no current trends, being capable of downloading paid apps without user permissions.
Google is disputing a recent claim from a Microsoft engineer that there is a botnet based on using malware-infected Android devices, with Google claiming that malware on PCs are to blame.
Some US ISPs have pledged to help those customers who still have the DNSChanger malware infection continue to get access to the Internet after today's deadline.
A Russian-based malware app, Find and Call, was available to download from the iOS App Store for a few weeks. After being alerted by a security firm, Apple has now removed the app from the store.
The number of malicious samples discovered on Android devices is literally exploding, Trend Micro warns. And malicious apps are being regularly downloaded from Google Play.
A Microsoft engineer named Terry Zink has discovered evidence of a botnet using malware infected Android devices to send out spammed emails to others via Yahoo Mail.