The problem of ransom malware has reached epidemic proportions and could be extracting fraudulent payments from as many as 3 percent of victims, a Symantec report has calculated.
Many users are waiting a month or more to apply important security updates that can protect them from exploits and malware.
Ransomware activity is increasing in Europe, the U.S., and Canada, and security vendor Symantec expects new forms of malware to take a monetary focus.
The only effective defense is to 'build security in' from the ground up, critics say in response to DoD, DHS comments
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Some 13 percent of home networks in North America are infected with malware, half of them with "serious" threats, according to a report released Wednesday by cyber-security company Kindsight Security Labs.
Security experts say Windows 8 is the most secure Microsoft operating system to date, but that doesn't mean malware won't evolve to exploit it.
Webroot SecureAnywhere 2013 takes the small, fast, effective protection of its predecessor, and brings it to the Mac OS X platform as well.
Anti-malware protection and other security features are getting a lot of attention for the new OS.