‘Malnets’ blamed for two thirds of all cyberattacks this year

‘Malnets' are surpassing botnets as the latest innovation in cyber infections, according to research from security vendor Blue Coat. Malware delivery networks use compromised servers to spread malware toPCs when users click on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Latest Sophos security releases target Android malware, Dropbox files

Sophos has released a new free anti-virus app for Android devices. As explained in our source story from Network World, theapp scans formalicious apps and malware on Android devices. In November it will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Mobile malware soars more than 2,000 per cent in just one year

The number of unique malware variants targeting mobile devices skyrocketed by 2,180 per cent in just one year, a new study has found. The increase was recorded by ABI Research between the first

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Don’t fall for this old scam

By Paul Wood Fake antivirus has been around for a while and it’s a booming business/cybercrime enterprise that probably isn’t going anywhere soon. It is also one of the most popular types of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2012 Paul Wood

Old Adobe Flash installs on Android could be security risk

Just as Google’s Android platform has officially dropped support for Adobe Flash, more security issues have emerged for the software that’s still widely used on the Web.As reported in PCWorld, Adobe’s quarterly update

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

McAfee’s Android app updated after more than 1 million downloads

Computer viruses and malware have become such an expected part of the Internet experience that it has become the habit of every Windows PC user to install some sort of security software product.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Experts warn of new Dirt Jumper botnet that crippled Krebs site

The baddies behind the Dirt Jumper malware have unleashed a new threat called Pandora and even cybersecurity experts like Brian Krebs aren't immune to variations of the nasty botnet, a U.S. security firm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BitDefender, Avast come out on top in antivirus protection tests

BitDefender came out on top as the most effective antivirus product at blocking computer viruses and malware and Avast performed the best of free antivirus software in a set on independently conducted tests released this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to protecting against online attacks

Lately it seems rare to read a technology section and not see a story about a targeted online security attack. With Stuxnet, Duqu and now Flamer making big headlines, targeted attacks have become

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2012 Paul Wood

Malware threatens to disrupt Internet for thousands worldwide

If it is July 9 and you don't know where your Internet went, you might want to get in touch with the DNSChanger Working Group (DCWG) . Monday is the "drop dead" date

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 5th, 2012 Tim Greene

Wyndham case highlights security risks of hotel Internet use

A little over a month after the FBI warned travelers of an uptick in data being stolen via hotel Internet connections, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 27th, 2012 Michael Cooney

Verelo monitors your Web site for any problems [video]

Verelo reminds us that nobody loves you when you're down. When your Web site is down, that is.Any business that relies on a Web site to deliver their service or as a point

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

A third of all malware undetected by virtualized security networks

Roughly a third of malware sent to a virtualized environment for analysis is able to elude detection, a security expert says.Security vendors sell virtualized appliances to run and analyze thebehavior of suspicious applications

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 20th, 2012 Antone Gonsalves

Flame malware can weaponize USB drives

While USB drives have long been a security threat, the Flame spying malware brought the use of portable storage devices to a new level of weaponry.Flame, discovered last month in Iran's oil-ministry computers,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 13th, 2012 Antone Gonsalves