Microsoft's Windows Hello biometric security is now built into laptops, tablets and smartphones. But how does it work, and how secure is it?
A malicious porn-video app shows that non-jailbroken iPhones can be just as vulnerable as Android devices.
A recent evaluation of Linux security software suggests that about half of the most well-known brands won't mount much of a defense at all.
The online-funding network's database includes account information and private message histories, but passwords were heavily encrypted.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus has a decent stack of extra features, but is difficult to use and doesn't stop enough malware.
With the Mac version of its free Anti-Malwarebytes software, Malwarebytes comes to rescue Apple users plagued by browser-hijacking adware.
AVG Ultimate is a bargain for those with many devices to protect, but its malware protection isn't as good as it could be.
Trend Micro Premium Security is a great deal for premium antivirus software -- if you can get it at the sale price.
Bitdefender Total Security offers excellent malware protection and a very useful quick scan, but it doesn't have every feature we want.
Three antivirus-product testing labs say Chinese firm Qihoo 360 tweaked its free security software so it would get better results.
AV-TEST, which evaluates how well different brands of antivirus software perform, put Microsoft at the bottom of the barrel once again.
AVG AntiVirus Pro has excellent Android anti-theft and privacy tools, but be ready to download a few more apps to unlock its full potential.
A new malvertising campaign has hit porn site xHamster, exploiting an Adobe zero-day to infect the site's visitors with a nasty downloader.
Avira Free Antivirus is a solid piece of software, but Bitdefender offers better performance, protection, features and a cleaner interface.
Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus will protect your PC with minimal impact, but there are better options.
AVG AntiVirus 2015 can encrypt your data and doesn't bog down your PC, but it doesn't offer the best malware protection.
Trend Micro is a solid antivirus program, but its limited extra features keep it from being our top pick for PC antivirus.
ClamXav may be a well-known name in Mac security software, but it just can't compete with other free options.
Intego Mac Internet Security X8 is a lightweight paid program with excellent extra features, but it lacks a Web-link scanner.
Here are 12 common mistakes that result in malware infections, computer viruses or getting your computer outright hacked.
Symantec is marketing to IT pros with its proclamation that antivirus is dead. But don't be fooled: Consumers still need antivirus software.
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.
We hear a lot about viruses and Trojans, but not much about worms. What exactly is a computer worm, what does it do and how can you protect yourself from one?
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 are among the most prevalent forms of malware, yet there's often little explanation of how they differ from computer viruses and worms.
We often hear about 'botnets' formed by countless 'zombie' computers herded together by http://admin.bestofmedia.com/contentmgr3/cybercriminals. But what exactly is a botnet, and what danger does it pose to the average computer user?
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?
Cryptolocker, which holds hard drives hostage, is now a worm – it can spread among computers without relying on humans.
The well-regarded anti-virus software maker Malwarebytes introduced its first mobile security app. Here's how to use it.