A new variant of a Trojan program called Reveton that prevents victims from using their computers and displays rogue messages from law enforcement agencies is using localized voice messages to trick victims into paying made-up fines, according to researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro.
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.
The new name in fraud has become the top threat globally in the first quarter of this year, accounting for 62% of all application-based threats.
Digital bad guys often promise lascivious photos or scandalous news to lure users to malicious sites loaded with spyware, adware, viruses, or phishing attempts.
Antivirus firm AVG has launched its 2013 suite of security products that feature a number of useful tweaks and a redesigned interface.
The database of infected sites and other pests will likely bolster Google's existing security services.
Joyce V's computer is having trouble with security programs--a strong indication that her computer may be infected with malware
Android apps can too easily invade smartphone users' privacy and expose personal data, McAfee says.
Many antivirus suites still can't completely protect against malware attacks against two recent and serious Microsoft vulnerabilities, researchers find.
Detection tools released this week for the latest descendant of the Stuxnet malware will not be effective for long.