Fake antivirus programs taking PCs hostage

Fake antivirus programs appear to be adopting some of the money-raising tactics of more threatening ransom malware, security company Fortinet’s latest threat report has found.The most prevalent malware variant during August was TotalSecurity

Published on: September 3rd, 2010 John E. Dunn

How to fight the malware pandemic

If malware were biological, the world would be in the grip of the worst pandemic in history. In 2009, more than 25 million different unique malware programs were identified, more than all the

Published on: August 10th, 2010 Roger A. Grimes

Microsoft to use legal strategy to bust botnets

Microsoft has several other botnets in its crosshairs, and believes it can use the same legal tactic against them that it deployed last week to strike at the Waledac botnet's command-and-control centers.But the

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Gregg Keizer