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

Flame and Stuxnet creators collaborated: Kaspersky Labs

Security researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Labs have found evidence that the development teams behind the Flame and Stuxnet cyberespionage threats collaborated with each other.The Kasperskyresearchers determined that Flame, which is believed to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Microsoft issues update to protect businesses from Flame malware

Businesses should install a Microsoft security update to avoid being duped by exploited certificates that were used as part of the Flame malware attack against targeted Iranian computer networks.The update fixes a vulnerability

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2012 Tim Greene

Obama ordered Stuxnet attacks on Iran?

U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the Stuxnet cyberattacks on Iran in an effort to slow the country's development of a nuclear program, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 1st, 2012 Grant Gross

Heat intensifies in Flame malware probe

With Iran's computer-emergency response centre now decrying Windows-based cyber-espionage software known as Flame (or alternately Flamer or Skywiper) it says it discovered infecting its oil-ministry computers, the uproar is reaching into the United

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 30th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

All you need to now about the Flame malware

What exactly is Flame? What does it do?Flame is an attack toolkit, which is a lot more complex than Duqu. It is a backdoor, a Trojan, and it has worm-like features, allowing it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 30th, 2012 Debarati Roy

Flamer malware hitting Iran may be government cyber warfare: report

The new Flamer malware targeting computer networks in Iran may be part of a government backed cyber warfare campaign, a new report suggests.The malware has shown up on PCsrunning Windows XP, Windows 7

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Android malware increases 1200% in first quarter: McAfee

Levels of computer malware continue to soar sky high with more than 8 million samples detected in the first quarter of 2012, according to a McAfee Inc. report.Significant jumps at the beginning of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson