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One-click test finds Gameover Zeus infections on PCs

Researchers from F-Secure created a Web page to test if computers are infected with the Gameover Zeus Trojan program.

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U.S. charges nine with distributing Zeus malware

Two defendants face arraignment in federal court Friday, charged with distributing the malware that helped siphon millions of dollars from U.S. accounts.

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Mobile devices become launchpads for DDoS attacks

An increasing number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are coming from mobile devices, according to Prolexic Technologies.

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Security researcher says new malware can affect your BIOS; communicate over the air

If it exists, badBIOS infects your machine's BIOS -- the small bit of firmware that prepares your machine before booting the operating system.

Understanding tech language: The difference between malware and a virus

While cleaning up an infected PC, Flingwing asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum to explain the difference between malware and viruses

When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC

Snuffing out viruses and malware is serious business. Here's how to diagnose, treat, and protect an ailing PC.

Signature-Based Endpoint Security on Its Way Out

Signature-based blacklisting security technologies are losing the battle against malware, says McAfee, which has streamlined its endpoint security offerings to two suites that it says provide next-generation security for all endpoints, whether PCs, tablets or ATMs.

In a vast sea of malware, viruses make a small comeback

The computer virus seems to be making a subtle comeback.

Accused SpyEye creator extradited to the United States

An Algerian man accused of helping to develop and distribute the SpyEye computer virus has been extradited from Thailand to the U.S. to face criminal charges, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.