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Antivirus software could make your company more vulnerable

Cyberespionage groups could easily exploit vulnerabilities in antivirus programs to break into corporate networks, according to vulnerability researchers who have analyzed such products in recent years.

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Avast's 2016 security solutions pack in the free features

Avast launches Avast 2016 for PCs as well as Avast Mobile Security. Both include a ton of free features: Avast 2016 adds a free password manager ad an updated SafeZone browser.

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Saudi Arabia came close to buying Hacking Team

The Saudi Arabian government came close to buying control of Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team, notorious for selling its product to undemocratic regimes, according to hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks.

Malwarebytes offers amnesty to pirates amid licensing overhaul

To avoid leaving legitimate users behind, the anti-malware vendor hands out free licenses for faulty keys.

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Tencent, Qihoo antimalware firms are accused of cheating, stripped of rankings in antivirus tests

Several independent testing firms claim the accused companies submitted programs specially tuned to ace the benchmarks.

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D'oh! Panda Security mistakes itself for malware, quarantines crucial files

An anti-virus firm was left scrambling for a solution after it locks some users out of their own PCs.