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  • Trusted insider a security threat, warns Brandis

    Security planners are racing to close gaps across networks and ICT infrastructure. But they have overlooked a Trojan horse already inside the gate, Attorney-General, George Brandis has warned.

    Written by Shahida Sweeney03 Sept. 14 10:47
  • In Pictures: 20 notorious worms, viruses and botnets

    The earliest worms and viruses were created for geeky fun and did little harm - oh, how times have changed. Here are 20 worms, viruses and botnets that show the evolution of malware, from Creeper to Flame.

    Written by Joan Goodchild05 Nov. 12 08:57
  • For Android, paid mobile security is better: Study

    As with your computer, the best defense against malware is a good offense in the form of security software. Paid mobile security apps are much better at detecting malware in Android devices than free antivirus applications, according to a study by AV Test today. If your business relies at all on smartphones, make sure that you and your employees are protected with the right mobile security package.

    Written by Angela West11 Nov. 11 10:00
  • Microsoft leaves Duqu worm exploit unpatched

    Today is Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for the month of November--the eleventh Patch Tuesday of 2011. It is a light month from Microsoft, with only four security bulletins. The big news, though, is that a zero day flaw being exploited by the Duqu worm is not among the vulnerabilities fixed by Microsoft today.

    Written by Tony Bradley09 Nov. 11 08:48
  • Microsoft, Adobe unleash flood of security updates

    Today is Patch Tuesday again. The ninth of the year already. Microsoft has released five new security bulletins, and Adobe has joined the party with some security patching of its own today. With all of the vulnerabilities and updates, though, you need to take a step back to prioritize and figure out which patches are most urgent.

    Written by Tony Bradley14 Sept. 11 05:45
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  • How did my protected PC get infected?

    SUPERAntiSpyware found three Trojans on a reader's PC. He asked the <a href="http://forums.pcworld.com/index.php?/forum/2000-windows/">Windows</a> forum how this could happen when his PC is protected.

    Written by Lincoln Spector17 Aug. 10 02:37
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  • PDF files most trusted...and most targeted

    PDF files are one of the most common, and most trusted document formats out there. However, that trust, combined with the cross-platform use of PDFs makes the Adobe file format one of the most targeted and exploited by malicious attacks as well.

    Written by Tony Bradley09 March 11 06:06
  • ClamAV promises free antivirus app for businesses

    Most of us don't like paying for antivirus (AV) software, but at least home users can rely on one of the free options, such as Microsoft Security Essentials, avast!, or AVG Free.

    Written by Keir Thomas19 Jan. 11 05:34
  • Top 10 tech scares of the decade

    The dawn of the new millennium prompted fears about the future, but so far reality has not quite matched the predictions of catastrophe. The first ten years passed uneventfully--well, aside from Y2K and a bunch of intelligent computer viruses. Here's a look back at the past decade, and ten of the most terrifying tech scares.

    Written by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal11 Jan. 11 13:12
  • Text message of 'death' threatens smartphone security

    Security researchers have shown that carefully crafted text messages sent to cell phones via short message service (SMS) can cause them to shutdown without the knowledge of the owner.

    Written by Keir Thomas08 Jan. 11 05:49

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