Displaying items by tag: Antivirus

Anti-virus pioneer John McAfee has died in Spain in what is an apparent suicide following a court decision to extradite him back to the US, but conspiracies are swirling that McAfee was assassinated, brought on by McAfee's own warnings any suicide wouldn't be by his own hands. Whatever the truth, may McAfee rest in peace.

Published in IT People

Avast has identified a “new cryptocurrency-stealing malware” that steals cryptocurrency wallet addresses and “redirects the transactions by replacing the recipients’ crypto wallet addresses with its own.” According to Avast, the malware has stolen US$560, 000 from users since November 2018.

Published in Security

Despite 80% of organisations running up to an incredible 10 different protection and cybersecurity solutions simultaneously, more than 50% of them still report experiencing downtime from data loss last year, showing just how many in the security industry are behind in catching up to today’s cyber Cold War and constantly cyber attacked reality.

Published in Home Tech

I don’t think the ACCC has ever taken a technology company to court over “anti-virus” claims, but it has certainly taken activewear company Lorna Jane Pty Ltd for such an “alleged false or misleading claim”.

Published in Technology Regulation

Open-source file syncing and sharing software company Nextcloud has integrated anti-virus technology from Kaspersky to keep operating systems that are susceptible to infections safe.

Published in Cloud

From "Kaspersky Lab" to "Kaspersky", the company has been protecting its customers for more than two decades, and has transformed from anti-virus vendor to a global security leader where in today's world, the sky's no longer the limit.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:01

Cohesity DataPlatform gains processing capability

When you're dealing with massive amounts of data, it makes sense to process it where it is stored. A forthcoming update from Cohesity will make it possible to process secondary data in situ.

Security firm Kaspersky Lab has launched a new product called Kaspersky Security Cloud which operates as a service and is not attached to a device, but to an owner through an account on the My Kaspersky portal.

Published in Security

The Netherlands has joined the US in deciding to ban the use of anti-virus software from Kaspersky Lab in the country's public service.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 12 April 2018 12:18

Hackers boast of ease of bypassing security

Most professional hackers say they could bypass security systems, locate critical data, and exfiltrate that data within 15 hours, and they label defence measures such as firewalls and antivirus as trivially easy to bypass.

Published in Security
Saturday, 17 February 2018 20:41

Cylance's secret sauce proves the test of time

Endpoint security company Cylance says its unique artificial intelligence-based protection is the best tool to keep companies and individuals safe from new and emerging threats.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 13:11

Kaspersky says Harvey Norman ban its own business

Security vendor Kaspersky Lab has reacted to reports that Australian retailer Harvey Norman will no longer be selling its products by saying it respects the decision of any business to sell and market products as it sees fit.

Published in Security

Things are about to get worse for Kaspersky Lab in the US with the US Senate set to consider banning the use of its software in all federal agencies, using a provision in the National Defence Authorisation Act.

Published in Security

Watch out, AVG, Avast, Microsoft and anyone else with free AV, Kaspersky has launched Kaspersky Free Anti-Virus, but its paid suites still offer many features definitely worth paying for.

Published in Home Tech
Friday, 13 January 2017 10:49

ESET hits 100 consecutive VB100 home runs

ESET's NOD32 is the only anti-malware solution worldwide, that, since 1998, has never missed a single “in-the-wild” worm or virus in independent VB100 testing.

Published in Security
Thursday, 22 December 2016 13:03

Welcome to the silly season of security beat-ups

The silly season is the time when security companies figure they can get under the skin of normally sensible people, by spouting chicken little stuff and using gullible writers to spread their message that the sky is falling and it will all get worse in the year to come.

Published in Open Sauce
Monday, 15 August 2016 14:21

Palo Alto says ditch the antivirus approach

Traditional antivirus (AV) endpoint products give the enterprise a false sense of security; while they may satisfy regulatory and corporate governance requirements, they do not protect against today's advanced cyber-threats.

Published in Security

AV-Comparatives' latest testing of Mac security software gave all ten products a 100% score for malware protection.

Published in Security

A security researcher has released details of a remotely exploitable vulnerability which can cause a buffer overflow in the core Symantec Antivirus Engine used in most Symantec and Norton branded anti-virus products.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 18:56

Review - 360 Total Security

360 Total Security is an easy-to-use and highly popular multi-platform anti-virus and anti-malware tool with impressive features in a lightweight form.

Published in Software

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