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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.
Microsoft said this week it has named two defendants in its efforts to shut down the Zeus botnet and that it will be sending its evidence over to the FBI for review.
A recent PC malware infection has created an interesting side effect; printers infected with the program are creating "garbled printouts" at random until the printer runs out of paper.
Amid suspicions that the US government itself could be behind the Flame virus that's sweeping across the Middle East, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about the virus in the US
A newly discovered malware, called Flame, has been in operation since 2010 and has apparently targets data centers in Middle Eastern countries. The malware could be state-sponsored.
Mountain View plans to warn users visiting its services and web sites if their PC is infected. Soon the temporary servers will go down, and so the Internet connection will too.
A new report on malware threats by security software company McAfee claims that the level of PC malware for the first quarter of 2012 is the highest in the last four years.
After accusing Apple of being '10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security,' Kaspersky has announced that they're now working independently with Apple to improve OS X's security
According to Symantec's annual Internet Security Threat Report, religious websites on average have a much higher risk of containing malware than other websites, including porn websites.
Cybersecurity guru Eugene Kaspersky has some harsh words for Apple, accusing Cupertino of being "10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security," and he says that it'll only get worse.
Iranian oil infrastructures were hit by a cyber-attack during the last weekend. No permanent damages were done to the affected systems, the authorities say.
Data from 100,000 Mac computers revealed that 20% of Macs carry some form of malware, with a catch: That figure is for malware that is designed for Windows computers, and harmless to Macs.
Despite reports earlier in the week that Mac infections from the Flashback malware had been cut down, Dr. Web claims that Flashback has still infected 566,000 Mac PCs.
The number of Mac computers infected with the Flashback malware has fallen from more than 600,000 at its peak to around 140,000, though this drop falls short of Symantec's predictions.
Just a week after the highly publicized Flashback malware was seemingly quashed, Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new Mac Trojan called SabPub. Instructions for removal contained within.
Apple has posted word on its support pages that it is working on a way to remove the Flashback malware that was found on a botnet with Macintosh computers last week.
A discovery made by Doctor Web has suggested that over half a million Macintosh machines could be caught in a botnet.
New malware has been discovered for Android phones, which is able to spread via the Facebook app and incur charges from premium rate phone lines.