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Do You Really Need to Pay for Antivirus Software?
Apr 10, 2014 - in News
Paid antivirus products, with their more elaborate system behavior monitors, are more likely to pick up on new threats. That's the difference.
What Is a Banking Trojan?
Mar 12, 2014 - in News
You may not have heard of them, but banking Trojans are the biggest online threat to American small businesses and homeowners. Here's an explanation of what they are and what to do.
Drive-By Downloads: How They Attack and How to Defend Yourself
Mar 6, 2014 - in News
Drive-by downloads are one of the most effective and sneaky ways of spreading malware, yet few people know they even exist. Here's an explanation of what they are, and how you can protect yourself against them.
Trojan Horses: What They Are and How to Avoid Them
Feb 20, 2014 - in News
Trojan horses are among the most prevalent forms of malware, yet there's often little explanation of how they differ from computer viruses and worms.
Linksys Routers Targeted by Mysterious New Worm
Feb 14, 2014 - in News
That's no moon — it's TheMoon, a newly discovered, and easily preventable, worm that infects Linksys routers.
How to Not Get Hacked at the Sochi Olympics — or Anywhere Else
Feb 7, 2014 - in News
Despite a recent NBC News report, you're no more likely to be hacked in Russia than anywhere else. Here's how to make sure it doesn't happen.
Botnets: What They Are, and How They Threaten Your Computer
Jan 4, 2014 - in News
We often hear about 'botnets' formed by countless 'zombie' computers herded together by cybercriminals. But what exactly is a botnet, and what danger does it pose to the average computer user?
What Is a Computer Virus?
Jan 4, 2014 - in News
Security experts constantly tell computer users to protect themselves against viruses. But what exactly is a computer virus, and is it the same thing as a computer worm or Trojan horse?
Facebook Sued for Trillions for Scanning Web Links
Jan 3, 2014 - in News
Facebook hit with multitrillion-dollar lawsuit for checking Web links in private messages – but it may be doing so to block malware.
Cryptolocker Ransomware Evolves to Spread on Its Own
Jan 3, 2014 - in News
Cryptolocker, which holds hard drives hostage, is now a worm – it can spread among computers without relying on humans.
Android Security-Flaw Trifecta Threatens Smartphones, Tablets
Dec 13, 2013 - in News
Three unrelated flaws in Android could turn devices into spying devices, allow unfettered installation of malware.
Free AVG AntiVirus Comes to Apple Macs
Dec 12, 2013 - in News
The free anti-virus software, long popular on PCs, now has a version for Apple's computers.
What is a Zero-Day Exploit?
Nov 22, 2013 - in News
A zero-day exploit is an attack on a software flaw that occurs before the software's developers have had time to develop a patch for the flaw.
No, Stuxnet Did Not Infect the International Space Station
Nov 12, 2013 - in News
Have you heard that an American cyberweapon infected the International Space Station? It's not true, and here's why.
Blackhole Exploit Kit: Popular Malware Among Cybercriminals
Oct 28, 2013 - in News
The Blackhole Exploit Kit is a malicious code that can be illegally injected on legitimate but hacked websites.
Apple OS X Mavericks May Have Serious Security Flaw
Oct 24, 2013 - in News
Malicious applications could bypass Apple's Gatekeeper software by transferring 'whitelist' credentials from one Mac to another.
How Online Role-Playing Games Infect Your Computer
Aug 16, 2013 - in Reviews
Here's how to avoid being defeated by gaming malware that comes in the form of modifications and cheats.
BadNews: Lookout Discovers New Malware Family
Apr 20, 2013 - in News
Instead of uploading malware posing as legit apps, Lookout has discovered apps playing host to a new malware-related ad network pushing fake updates.
Sony: Stay Away From PS4 Beta Websites
Mar 27, 2013 - in News
Sony has noticed a new crowd of PlayStation 4 beta websites that are out to steal your credentials.
Even Microsoft Was Hit By Malware Attack
Feb 25, 2013 - in News
And Eastern European group is to blame, not China.
U.S. Striking Back Against Chinese Cyberattacks
Feb 20, 2013 - in News
The Obama administration plans to fight back with fines and other non-cyber means.
10 Free Online Diagnostic Tools
Feb 18, 2013 - in Picture Story
Online diagnostic tools allow you to diagnose and troubleshoot your machine. Keep an eye on your system and keep malware out with these free online tools!
Android Increasingly a Growing Target for Mobile Malware
Feb 14, 2013 - in News
58 percent of Android malware are root exploits and rogue software.
Android Botnet Claims 1 Million Victims in China
Jan 19, 2013 - in News
Trojan-based attack hidden in over 7,000 apps, including popular games such as Temple Run.
How To: Spybot 2 Free Step-by-Step Guide
Jan 7, 2013 - in Picture Story
Spybot Search & Destroy is an old hand on the anti-malware game. Take a tour through the new Spybot 2 release inside!
Scareware Author Slammed With 4-Year Prison Sentence
Dec 18, 2012 - in News
A Swedish man was sentenced to 4 years in prison for establishing the payment processing for scareware.
Android 4.2 Malware Scanner Has 15% Detection Rate
Dec 11, 2012 - in News
Third-party security apps shouldn't be deleted just yet.
Amount of Android Malware Surges in Q3 2012
Nov 12, 2012 - in News
China and Russia targeted due to its "less secure" third party app markets.
How To: Removing Malware with Kaspersky Rescue Disk
Sep 5, 2012 - in Picture Story
Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 is a free live disk utility for removing malware from badly infected systems. Here's how to remove malware using the disk.