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Ransomware Prevents Windows From Starting by Replacing the Master Boot Record

A new ransomware variant prevents infected computers from loading Windows by replacing their master boot record (MBR) and displays a message asking users for...

Mac Security Software Sales Jump After Flashback Infections Make News

Some antivirus vendors acknowledge they've seen a spike in sales or in downloads of free programs for the Mac App Store.

Apple Developing Flashback Malware Removal Tool

Apple is taking steps to combat the malware currently infecting almost 600,000 Macs.

Patch MS12-027 Now--Zero Day Flaw Being Actively Exploited

Microsoft released six security bulletins for April's Patch Tuesday, including MS12-027--a Critical fix for a zero day flaw attackers are already exploiting.

How to Tell If an Email Is a Phishing Scam

Email phishing scams have grown more sophisticated since they first began popping up in corporate inboxes in the 1990s.

Kaspersky Launches Free Flashback Removal Tool and Website to Check for Infections

Antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has launched a free removal tool for the Flashback Mac OS X malware and a website where users can check whether their computers...

Cybercriminals Use Zeus Malware to Target Cloud Payroll Services

Cybercriminals are using the Zeus online banking malware to target companies that use cloud-based payroll services, researchers from security firm Trusteer said...

Free Tool Detects Flashback Mac Malware

A Mac developer has posted a tool that detects a Flashback malware infection on Apple's computers.

Web Attacks Use Smart Redirection to Evade URL Security Scanners

The new drive-by download attacks don't require user interaction to infect computers with malware.

Do-Not-Track Tools: Hands-On Showdown

Regulators are urging Internet companies to alert consumers about their data-gathering activities--but if you want to seize control now, some browser add-ons can help.

'Ransomware' Tracked to Russian Gang

Trojan-style malware impersonates cops on an infected system and assesses a "fine" for accessing Internet porn or violent material.

Mac Malware Outbreak Is Bigger than 'Conficker'

The Flashback Trojan has compromised an estimated 600,000 plus Macs, making it comparable to the massive Conficker worm botnet that affected Windows PCs.

Working at Starbucks? Lock Down Your Data with HotSpot Shield

This free VPN tool helps keep you safe on public Wi-Fi hotspots -- and lets you access U.S.-only content when traveling abroad.