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Bad Kaspersky antivirus update keeps users from accessing websites

Many Kaspersky customers were unable to access any websites on their computers Monday, due to a faulty antivirus update.

2012's worst security exploits, fails and blunders

Stolen social security numbers. Erased online identities. Pilfered payment information, and even hacked hotel locks. Yep, 2012 was a banner year for the bad guys.

Report declares antivirus software a waste of money for businesses

Antivirus software is now so ineffective at detecting new malware threats most enterprises are probably wasting their money buying it, an analysis by security firm Imperva has concluded.

Antivirus startup linked to infamous Chinese hacker

Anvisoft, a Chinese antivirus startup, has been linked to an infamous hacker suspected of developing sophisticated malware used to siphon sensitive information from Defense Department contractors in 2006.

Researcher finds critical vulnerabilities in Sophos antivirus product

Security researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered critical vulnerabilities in the antivirus product developed by U.K.-based security firm Sophos and advised organizations to avoid using the product on critical systems unless the vendor improves its product development, quality assurance and security response practices.

Webroot SecureAnywhere 2013

Webroot SecureAnywhere 2013 adds protection for Mac OS X

Webroot SecureAnywhere 2013 takes the small, fast, effective protection of its predecessor, and brings it to the Mac OS X platform as well.

Sophos antivirus snafu lingers on

The chaos caused to Sophos customers by a bad antivirus software update just keeps reverberating into its second week, with Sophos today providing more information on fixing the problem for both enterprise users and those with stand-alone computers.

Over half of Android devices have unpatched vulnerabilities, report says

Over half of Android devices are vulnerable to known security flaws that can be exploited by malicious applications to gain complete access to the operating...

Microsoft finds new PCs in China preinstalled with malware

The company said the malware was embedded inside counterfeit versions of its Windows OS and infects millions of computers around the world.

Botnet masters hide command-and-control server inside the Tor network

Security researchers from German antivirus vendor G Data Software have identified a botnet that is controlled by attackers from an Internet Relay Chat (IRC)...

FTC returns $2.3 million from online work-at-home scheme

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has begun mailing 93,086 refund checks totalling nearly US$2.3 million to consumers who were allegedly charged hidden fees by a...

GoDaddy goes down, Anonymous takes credit

Popular domain name registrar and Web and email hosting provider GoDaddy is experiencing a severe outage--both for those who use its services and those who registered their domain names with GoDaddy.

Mobile malware shifts to SMS fraud

The new name in fraud has become the top threat globally in the first quarter of this year, accounting for 62% of all application-based threats.