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Attackers Get Sneakier With Encrypted Malware

Malicious hackers in Brazil have for the first time created malware that uses encrypted blocks of code to sneak around antivirus programs.

For Android, Paid Mobile Security Is Better: Study

When it comes to keeping your Android devices free of malware, it's worth paying for mobile security apps, according to a study. That said, one free app stands out.

Mobile Threats Top Holiday Scam List

McAfee's annual 12 scams of Christmas list warns about malware targeting Android device and Apple computers.

2012 in Security: Rising Danger

From mobile malware to social networking attacks, threats to your security and privacy will only grow in the coming year.


Hackers, IT Pros Share Personal Information Online, Study Finds

A new study finds that people with technical backgrounds are very inclined to disclose sensitive information like addresses and passwords to strangers they meet online, even though they should know better.


Webroot SecureAnywhere Brings Cross-Platform Protection to the Cloud

Webroot is delivering protection for PCs, smartphones, and tablets with the new cloud-based SecureAnywhere products.

Microsoft Downs Domain that Bred Botnet that Targeted Macs

Mac users uncharacteristically faced Kelihos, a small but dangerous botnet.

Fake Antivirus 'Scareware' Scams Decline

Summer saw fewer numbers of rogue programs that masquerade as security tools and then infect your system, a security firm says.

Reader Feedback: Taskbar Tip, Gmail Management, Antivirus Help

Readers ask for help on managing Gmail messages and speeding up antivirus scans--plus offer a quick way to pin folders to the Windows taskbar.

Prevent Your Anti-Virus Software From Choking on Zip Files

Zip files can be huge, wreaking havoc with your virus scanner--and potentially your PC as well. Here are two ways to work around the problem.