North Korean anti-virus uses old Trend Micro components

Researchers at Checkpoint have published a report showing that North Korea’s SiliVaccine, the country’s anti-virus product, uses functional elements taken from a ten-year-old copy of Trend Micro’s anti-virus. While North Korea is a known threat actor, the nation itself has said such claims are little more than enemy propaganda. SciliVaccine has been hailed by the […]

Best antivirus for Mac: Protect yourself from malicious software

Macs may be a far less tempting target for malware and viruses, but they’re not immune from attack. Even if you don’t care about adware or being used as a means to infect users on other platforms, it’s still possible to fall victim to ransomware, password theft, or stolen iPhone backups. Accordingly, good antivirus software […]

Top 10 Anti-Virus Apps for your iPhone and iPads

Apple’s iPhones and iPads can’t be affected by malware in the same way as Windows, but your devices will still be vulnerable to a host of other threats. Whether it’s malicious websites, annoying ads, web trackers or just someone grabbing your device when you’re not looking, there’s plenty to be concerned about. Fortunately, there are […]

5 best antivirus Android apps and anti-malware Android apps

The Android operating system has become the top threat vector for cybercriminals, scammers fraudsters. With over 2 billion users, Android smartphones and tablets offer a big playing field to the hackers. The threats can range from exploiting bugs and flaws in the operating system to installing malware on the users Android smartphone without their knowledge. In […]

Sedating the Watchdog: Abusing Security Products to Bypass Mitigations

Back in March we disclosed a flaw in AVG which makes exploit-mitigation bypass significantly easier. Bypassing mitigations was possible due to allocation of memory with RWX permissions in a predictable address. After we discovered this flaw to AVG we decided to check if other anti-virus products are vulnerable to similar issues. Indeed, we found similar design […]

Conventional AV Systems Can Actually Harm You

Read why Steve Gerrard says that companies should not trust traditional anti-virus systems to protect their IT Systems on Palo Alto Networks Blog : There’s barely a day goes by when I’m not reading another batch of stories about how unsuitable conventional endpoint AV security is for dealing with modern malware, APTs, zero-day threats and […]

Is paying for antivirus a waste of money?

Read Larry Seltzer take a look at the usefulness of antivirus in tackling cyber attacks on ZDNet : I always run an anti-malware security suite on my PC. Over the years I’ve made a point of running a variety of products. At least for many years, perhaps more than ten, they’ve found no malware on my […]

Hacking attacks hand cyber security firms the limelight

In the world of investment, one person’s problem is another’s opportunity. So it is with the hacking scandal that has hit the reputation and the share price of the internet service provider TalkTalk. That is not to diminish the magnitude of the cyber-attack, or the threat it posed to hundreds of thousands of customers whose account […]

Office Security Must-Haves to Keep Your Company Safe

The workplace can be a dangerous place. Employees and managers alike must feel safe at work or the company won’t create a culture of lasting and loyal workers. Employers can increase security in a multitude of ways for the safety of those who work for them. But what steps should a company take to ensure […]

Users who dont updated their Anti Virus may as well uninstall it – Microsoft

Users who don’t update their anti-virus may as well uninstall it according to infection rate statistics published by Microsoft. Redmond said in the seventeenth installment of its Security Intelligence Report that machines with outdated, deactivated or expired anti-virus platforms were just as prone to infection as those without the security measure. Those with anti-malware activated […]