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Trojan Cons Victims with Fake Trial

BitDefender warns of a new ransom-style Trojan that scrambles its victims' data before offering them a trial version of a fix.

FTC Compensates 320,000 Victims of Fake Antivirus Scams

Fooled by scareware? A legal settlement includes payouts of about $20 to all who fell for a multinational malware swindle scheme.

Do Smaller Businesses Think They're Immune to Security Threats?

A survey by Symantec shows that small to midsized (SMB) managers think they are not targets for attack.

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.