Anti-virus - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/2097 en A thin lifeline for XP users: New Malwarebytes suite will support the OS http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/thin-lifeline-xp-users-new-malwarebytes-suite-will-support-the-os-238949?source=rss_anti-virus <p>As Malwarebytes announces its new Anti-Malware Premium suite Monday morning, it comes with a nice present for Windows XP users: lifetime support. &nbsp;Perhaps it isn't entirely surprising given that, according to the company, 20 percent of its user base remains on Windows XP. Microsoft is actually <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/2088300/windows-xp-still-on-the-way-out-but-anti-malware-support-for-its-users-to-continue.html" target="_blank">extending malware support</a> well beyond the XPocalypse date of April 8, but knowing other companies have your back is a rare bright spot.</p> Microsoft Windows Security Windows XP Microsoft Windows Anti-virus Malware Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:30:31 +0000 admin 238949 at http://www.infoworld.com Don't blame Android for being like a PC http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/dont-blame-android-being-pc-238437?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/android_security.jpg" alt="Don't blame Android for being like a PC" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p> Mobile Technology Security Android Anti-spyware Anti-virus Data Security Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 238437 at http://www.infoworld.com A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/clear-eyed-guide-mac-os-xs-actual-security-risks-237060?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Apple_Security_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple's Mac computers and its OS X operating system have enjoyed a reputation of being relatively secure over the years. But in fact, experts say, the Apple OS has had security issues that might have been downplayed only because the vulnerabilities were not exploited.</p> Applications Security Apple Mac OS X Anti-virus Desktop Macs MacBooks Encryption Endpoint Protection Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237060 at http://www.infoworld.com Operation clean sweep: How to disinfect a compromised network http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/operation-clean-sweep-how-disinfect-compromised-network-236398?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/virus_code_hp.jpg" alt="Operation clean sweep: How to disinfect a compromised network" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>You either know your network is compromised or you're unaware your network is compromised. As far as I can determine, that's only a slight exaggeration.</p> Security Anti-virus Malware Security Management Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Roger A. Grimes 236398 at http://www.infoworld.com Sorry about that virus -- I didn't want to bother you http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/sorry-about-virus-i-didnt-want-bother-you-236155?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/virus_alert_button_hp.jpg" alt="Sorry about that virus -- I didn't want to bother you" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Communication is, indeed, a two-way street. We in IT will try to be clear and explain things users need to know.</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Anti-virus Intrusion Detection Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 236155 at http://www.infoworld.com Attackers use NTP reflection in huge DDoS attack http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/attackers-use-ntp-reflection-in-huge-ddos-attack-236143?source=rss_anti-virus <p>Attackers abused insecure Network Time Protocol servers to launch what appears to be one of the largest DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks ever, this time against the infrastructure of CloudFlare, a company that operates a global content delivery network.</p> <p>The attack <a href="https://twitter.com/eastdakota/statuses/433002992694874112" target="_blank">was revealed Monday on Twitter</a> by Matthew Prince, CloudFlare's CEO, who said that it's "the start of ugly things to come" because "someone's got a big, new cannon."</p> Security The Industry Standard Anti-virus Cyber Crime Network Tools Intrusion Detection Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:46:46 +0000 admin 236143 at http://www.infoworld.com Should you worry about memory-only malware? http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/should-you-worry-about-memory-only-malware-235569?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/security_bug_hp.jpg" alt="Should you worry about memory-only malware?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>The recent <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/target-says-40-million-cards-likely-skimmed-in-security-breach-232946">Target data heist</a> of more than 40 million credit card records has many worrying about the impact of memory-only malwa Security Anti-virus Malware Security Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Roger A. Grimes 235569 at http://www.infoworld.com 13 tough questions about computer security http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/13-tough-questions-about-computer-security-235123?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/digital_lock.jpg" alt="13 tough questions about computer security" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Security IT Jobs Anti-virus Cyber Crime Data Security Hacking Malware Windows Security Security Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Roger A. Grimes 235123 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft extends XP anti-malware support until July 2015 http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-extends-xp-anti-malware-support-until-july-2015-234374?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows8_grid_sunlight.jpg" alt="Microsoft extends XP anti-malware support until July 2015" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>No matter how many times Microsoft tries to put down the XP zombie, it always seems to lurch back to life again.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Anti-virus Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:09:12 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 234374 at http://www.infoworld.com Malware IQ test: Round 3 http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/malware-iq-test-round-3-234220?source=rss_anti-virus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-quiz-overview"> <div class="field-label">Overview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>2014 has kicked off with a cyber security bang thanks to the Target hack, which exposed the financial information of more 100 million customers. 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Find out if you can separate the fiction from the facts and the fantasy malware from emerging new threats. 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But how can that be true? Security Anti-virus Malware Security Management Security Tue, 31 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Roger A. Grimes 232929 at http://www.infoworld.com Fake antivirus software using stolen certificates, typosquatting http://www.infoworld.com/t/anti-virus/fake-antivirus-software-using-stolen-certificates-typosquatting-232714?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Security_web_1_hp.jpg" alt="Fake antivirus software using stolen certificates, typosquatting" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Malware posing as antivirus solutions rely on a whole bag of tricks to spread unchecked -- and many of those tricks are still in wide circulation and with no end in sight.</p> Security Anti-virus Cyber Crime Malware Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:33:05 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 232714 at http://www.infoworld.com 11 sure signs you've been hacked http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/11-sure-signs-youve-been-hacked-229782?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/broken_chain.jpg" alt="11 sure signs you've been hacked" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Stockbyte</p></em></div> Security Anti-virus Hacking Malware Security Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:23:29 +0000 Jason Snyder 229782 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft admits Security Essentials offers bare-bones protection by design http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-admits-security-essentials-offers-barebones-protection-design-227797?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_security_hp.jpg" alt="Microsoft admits Security Essentials offers barebones protection by design" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>A Microsoft official has gone on record stating that the company's free Security Essentials software, by design, offers mere "baseline" protection for Windows PCs and users should turn to third-party offerings for Microsoft Windows Security Microsoft Microsoft Windows Anti-virus Endpoint Protection Malware Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:53:10 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 227797 at http://www.infoworld.com First fake AV app targeting Android users spotted in the wild http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/first-fake-av-app-targeting-android-users-spotted-in-the-wild-221264?source=rss_anti-virus <p>The first fake antivirus app intended to victimize Android users has been spotted by Symantec, which says this fake A/V app can also act like ransomware to hold the victim's Android device hostage.</p> Mobile Technology Security Android Anti-virus Cyber Crime Mobile Apps Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:11:14 +0000 admin 221264 at http://www.infoworld.com Ransomware on Android: It was only a matter of time http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-security/ransomware-android-it-was-only-matter-of-time-221285?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/virus_code_hp.jpg" alt="Ransomware on Android: It was only a matter of time" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Cybercriminals have unleashed a nefarious new attacks on Android users, according to Symantec. Mobile Technology Security Symantec Android Anti-virus Mobile Security Fri, 21 Jun 2013 22:20:07 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 221285 at http://www.infoworld.com Android antivirus products a big flop, researchers say http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/android-antivirus-products-big-flop-researchers-say-220278?source=rss_anti-virus <p>Android smartphones and tablets are under attack, but the most popular tools developed to protect them are easily circumvented, according to new research from Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina.</p> Security Anti-virus Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 admin 220278 at http://www.infoworld.com Internet Explorer 10 beats Chrome and Firefox at blocking malware downloads http://www.infoworld.com/t/web-security/internet-explorer-10-beats-chrome-and-firefox-blocking-malware-downloads-218560?source=rss_anti-virus <p>Internet Explorer 10 users are far less likely to suffer malware infections while Web browsing compared to users of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Opera, according <a href="https://www.nsslabs.com/system/files/public-report/files/2013-04%20CAR%20Browser%20Socially%20Engineered%20Malware%20130513c.pdf">to a recent independent study by NSS Labs</a>.</p> Security Anti-virus Applications Vulnerability Assessment Web Security Tue, 14 May 2013 19:43:44 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 218560 at http://www.infoworld.com Windows XP at risk as antivirus vendors jump ship http://www.infoworld.com/t/anti-virus/windows-xp-risk-antivirus-vendors-jump-ship-217806?source=rss_anti-virus <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="https://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_security_hp.jpg" alt="Antivirus vendors abandoning Windows XP" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>If you owned an antivirus company with tight deadlines and limited resources, would you (a) put more effort into a wildly successful old operating system that really needs help, or (b) shift resources to work on an unpopular new operating system th</p> Microsoft Windows Security Windows XP Microsoft Windows Anti-virus Thu, 02 May 2013 15:17:13 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 217806 at http://www.infoworld.com