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A spreading exploit uses the Windows AutoRun feature, but security experts say it may be spreading through simple file-sharing since the newest versions of Windows 7 will not launch autorun.inf files.
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.
Web users and people shopping online during the upcoming holiday season should watch out for a new crop of scams, some of them targeting users of mobile devices, cybersecurity vendor McAfee warned.
Nearly one in four PC users run out-of-date or obsolete versions of the most popular browsers for a month or longer with Mozilla Firefox users the slowest to update their software, Kaspersky Lab has found.
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.
Mozilla introduced a pre-loaded list of domains for Firefox that only can be connected to securely in order to help protect the privacy and security of users.
Splashdata, a security software developer, released its annual list of the most common passwords on the Internet. Once again, “password,” “123456.” and “12345678” are the three most popular, in that order.
The bad guys are taking advantage of weak security, faster processors, and blazing broadband connections to wreak havoc on mobile devices.
Hackers associated with the Anonymous hacktivist collective published the source code files for Symantec's Norton Utilities 2006 product on The Pirate Bay BitTorrent website on Monday, but according to the security vendor the same files had been released in January.
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.
Security firm Sophos has been had to issue an embarrassing apology after the companyâs antivirus program suddenly started classifying every and any software update â including the companyâs own â as âShh/Updater-Bâ malware.
Facebook's store of data about its users holds some surprises, and not just in the sheer quantity of data it is sitting on. Among the surprises it held for me...