Keep up with the latest news and threats from the anti-virus community.

Jan
17
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- Researchers created a mathematical model to help hackers time attacks - It focuses on 'zero-day' vulnerabilities that have not yet been exploited - These vulnerabilities are security flaws that developers aren’t yet aware of - Hackers store these flaws to strike when the most damage will be caused - Model assesses the type of flaw and the risks to choose when to strike
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Jan
03
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User wonder whether their snaps are safe - potentially exposing personal conversations and causing major embarrassment.
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Jan
03
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Dec
29
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With mobile firmly entrenched in both the personal and work arena, cyber-criminals are stepping up attacks against smartphones and tablets.
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Dec
29
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Dec
29
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Dec
12
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Fat fingers dump network dumps in 20,000 emails
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Dec
10
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Modified malware grabs credit card details at point of sale...
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Dec
10
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Taken from theguardian.com A panel of data and information security experts share what they think will be the big talking points in 2014
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Dec
10
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The risk of infections on Smartphones is growing as OS standardization makes it easier for hackers to write malicious software that can spread an infection easily - yet most smartphones remain unprotected...
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Dec
10
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Are businesses, both large and small, guilty of supporting cyber crime by not taking adequate steps to protect themselves and their clients?
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Dec
10
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Researchers create proof-of-concept software to show how standalone computers can communicate via built-in speakers and microphones.
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Mar
27
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A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web, experts said Wednesday. Spamhaus, a site responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of the world's inboxes, said it had been buffeted by the monster denial-of-service attack since mid-March, apparently from groups angry at being blacklisted by the Swiss-British group. "It is a small miracle that we're still online," Spamhaus researcher Vincent Hanna said.
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Feb
19
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BOCA Raton, FL (August 1, 2012) - iS3, a South Florida-based security solution provider offering virus protection for PC's, Android Smartphones and Tablets, Data Recovery and Backup and Virtual Tech Support has announced today that their new STOPzilla AVM received a perfect score of 100 percent on its recent certification testing, on Windows XP, conducted by West Coast Labs, part of the Haymarket Media Group, and one of the world's leading independent test facilities for information security products and services.
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Jan
08
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Over the course of a year, Austrian testing lab AV-Comparatives puts antivirus and security suiteproducts through a wide-ranging regimen of tests. The product that scores best overall in the year's tests earns the title "Product of the Year." Bitdefender took that honor this year, but the competition was tight. Tests and Scoring Nine significant tests from 2012 fed into the results for this year end summary. Two File Detection tests, roughly six months apart, measured a product's ability to detect current malware. A Proactive detection test evaluated zero-day malware blocking by forcing each product to use outdated malware definitions. Detecting active malware isn't sufficient; security products should also clean up the infestation. AV-Comparatives ran a Malware Removal test that specifically used samples detected by all tested products, checking how thoroughly each cleaned up malware traces.
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Oct
24
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There is a 'new' fraud trend occurring in Canada that I would like to notify local business owners about. We have already had one business affected by it and anticipate more. Here is a summary of this complex fraud:
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Oct
03
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A leading international expert on computer hacking says cyber-attacks are increasingly targeting the heart of Canada’s infrastructure, including oil pipelines and major public utilities. CBC News has confirmed a recent cyber-attack successfully breached a Calgary-based supplier of control systems for electrical power grids, municipal water systems, public transit operations, and most of Canada’s major oil and gas pipelines.
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Sep
26
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Business group downplays fears of Chinese security threats Canadian business leaders have heard all the warnings about China: fears that Chinese hackers and cyber-spies may be trying to breach the computer networks of Canadian companies and government departments, and concerns about huge state-owned companies taking over vital Canadian resources.
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Sep
15
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I feel like a complete idiot. I just got taken by a LinkedIn spam that may have just stolen my banking password.

This is not the first time I've been an idiot or clicked on something I shouldn't. But this one could be really bad for me.

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Sep
12
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Web sites serviced by DNS and hosting provider Go Daddy were down for most of today, but were back up later this afternoon. A hacker using the "Anonymous Own3r" Twitter account claimed credit for the outage.
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Sep
04
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The FBI is currently denying that a hacker group, AntiSec, released a file on the internet on Monday that contains over one million UDID Apple codes. Every Apple iPod, iPad and laptop has one of these unique 40-character strings.
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