anti-malware - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • VMware strives to expand security partner ecosystem

    VMware yesterday said it has added more security vendor partners to its vShield product-development program in which security firms work with the company to develop data protection specifically designed for VMware's flagship <a href="">virtualization</a> platform, which today is vSphere 5.0.

  • Report: Spam is at a two-year high

    Spam - particularly the kind with malicious attachments - is exploding, reaching a two-year high overall, which includes the spike last fall just before the SpamIt operation folded its doors, a security firm says.

  • Brace for email-attachment malware spree

    A sizeable spike in <a href="">malicious email attachments</a> is just subsiding, but if history is any indicator, several smaller spikes are about to follow that use even more deceptive means than their predecessors.

  • US and UK zombies demand top dollar

    Denizens of the malware underworld who sell access to <a href="">compromised computers</a> do so at varying rates depending on where the machines are located, researchers told the Usenix <a href="">Security</a> Symposium this week.

  • Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security

    While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, <a href="">researchers at Black Hat</a>  say.While not recommended for corporate use unless it’s in islands within larger networks, the OSX operating system has made strides, says Alex Stamos, who lead a team of researchers from iSec Partners that researched the OSX and Windows 7 operating systems.

  • Black Hat: Researcher picks apart Sophos antivirus package

    LAS VEGAS -- A researcher presenting at <a href="">Black Hat</a> picked apart Sophos Antivirus software and found it lacking in several areas that leave it vulnerable to attack or circumvention - something he says might apply to other antivirus vendors' products as well, but he just hasn't looked.

  • Malwarebytes preps enterprise edition of PC-cleaning software

    Malwarebytes this fall expects to release an enterprise-grade anti-malware platform that it says doesn't compete directly with traditional antivirus software because it relies more on observing how the malware acts and less on seeking code signatures.

  • Brain implant for always-on Internet goes awry in new Web series

    Twenty years into the future, after a third of the world's population decides to have a computer system called H+ implanted in their brains in order to have an always-on Internet, things go terribly wrong. A malicious virus strikes this network and billions die, leaving the computer geek who invented H+ devastated as he and other survivors attempt to overcome this botched merging of man and machine.

  • Banking Trojan hits Android phones

    A banking Trojan that has plagued Symbian, BlackBerry and <a href="">Windows</a> Phone users has now made its way to <a href="">Android</a> devices.

  • 7 free Windows tune-up tools and tips

    You don't need to spend money to keep a <a href="">Windows</a> computer running in top form. Here's how to fix, clean and maintain Windows using programs you can download now for free.

  • Cybercrime fight hurt by apathy, law enforcement hurdles

    General public apathy and collaboration with the <a href="">law enforcement community</a> assure that <a href="">cybercrimes</a> of all sorts will <a href="">continue to rise</a>.