All posts tagged "Security Suites"

  • Apple Developing Software to Combat ‘Flashback’ Malware

        Apple is developing software to remove the malware ‘Flashback’ from Macintosh computers. No ETA was given. The arrival of this software will be a relief to the users who are already infected – hundreds of thousands, according to antivirus company Dr. Web.

  • 550,000 Apple Macs infected by botnet trojan

    Over half a million Apple Mac computers have been infected with a computer trojan that connects them to an extensive botnet largely based in North America.

  • Thousands download Anonymous hackers virus-riddled OS

    Hacktivist group Anonymous claims that an operating system erroneously linked to its members has infected thousands of computers with malware.

  • Russian Password Crackers Switch to OpenCL, Add Support for Radeon HD 7000 GPUs

    If you need to crack somebody’s password, there’s no better piece of hardware than a graphics cards. ElcomSoft is a well known security firm with government and private clients… and have just announced the switch to OpenCL.

  • The Pirate Bay Unveils Portable Site, USB Key that Multiplies TBP by Factor of N

    One of most popular file sharing sites online, the controversial The Pirate Bay, is making steps to stay alive in a way that would require the governments to "break the fabric of the internet" i.e. the DNS.

  • Hackers wanted $50,000 for Symantec security software blueprints

    Hackers who stole blueprints for Symantec's security and anti-malware software tried to extort a $50,000 ransom from the company, but the security firm refused to pay up.

  • 2011 was record malware year, with 26 million new samples

    2011 was a record year for malware creation, with 26 million new samples detected by security software firm Panda Labs.

  • Symantec warns customers to disable pcAnywhere software

    Syamantec is warning customers to disable its pcAnywhere remote access software due to exposed vulnerabilities in it after hackers stole the source code.

  • Twitter acquires web security firm Dasient

    Twitter has acquired web security firm Dasient, which could result in a more secure micro-blogging service with fewer malware messages.  

  • Microsoft names former anti-virus employee as Kelihos botnet suspect

    Microsoft named Andrey Sabelnikov, a former employee of an anti-virus software firm, as a suspect behind the Kelihos botnet, which was responsible for a large proportion of the world's spam emails.

  • Apple bans researcher for making security loopholes public

      Apple platforms have mostly been less susceptible to security breaches, and are more trusted. That good name may now be tarnished by a recent stunt to uncover a flaw in the system which allows a virus loaded app to pass and made public to show that the vulnerability is real. Instead of acknowledging the

  • Majority of malware attacks preventable, says Microsoft

    A new report from Microsoft has concluded that the majority of hacking attacks relies on exploiting known security flaws and is hence preventable.  The six-month-long research was conducted by the Trustworthy Computing group at Microsoft, culminating in Volume 11 of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report that was presented at the RSA Conference Europe 2011.

  • Norton 360 version 6.0 public beta now available

    Norton 360 all-in-one security suite claims to offer an all rounder protection for users and the company has announced the availability of the Norton 360 version 6.0 public beta. You can download the beta from the Norton website, try it out and comment and feedback to the security company.

  • Norton launches Internet Security and AntiVirus 2012

    With the rising number of devices and applications for users to enjoy, there is a huge need for digital protection from viruses, malware and cybercrimes. Today, Symantec, the company behind the popular Norton security products, has launched their latest Norton Internet Security 2012 and AntiVirus 2012. 

  • Interview with James Kok, marketing team leader for AVIRA

    Do you make use of antivirus and anti-malware solution for security on your PC? VR-Zone had a recent interview with James Kok, team leader of marketing for Avira, and Aaron Neo, product manager of Aurica, the official distributor for Avira's security solutions in Singapore, to find out how how the company can provide users with ample protection from

  • Microsoft quietly releases Safety Scanner for Windows

    Microsoft may have won the praise of its users when it launched its lightweight antivirus security tool known as Security Essentials some time back, but it appears that the Redmond giant has got another security-related tool up its sleeves for the consumers. However, unlike Security Essentials, Microsoft's new security software is targeted more towards consumers

  • Symantec releases public betas for 2012 versions of Norton security software

    Norton by Symantec has released the 2012 beta versions of the award-winning Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security, which are now available for free download from the Norton beta website. The Norton 2012 betas improve on performance and protection in what are already the industry’s fastest and lightest security products. They include key security enhancements,

  • Notice: AVG Pulls Faulty Update From Servers After Mandatory Patch Causes Windows Boot Failure

    Antivirus software is a must-have for most users running Windows, but sometimes, it pays to be a little more selective about antivirus updates before hitting the ‘Update Now’ button. A mandatory patch pushed out from well-known antivirus vendor AVG has resulted in some Windows 7 machines experiencing complete boot failure due to the removal of

  • Norton 360 Version 5.0 Beta Now Available for Download and Testing

    Symantec Corp. today announced availability of the public beta of Norton 360 version 5.0, an award-winning premium all-in-one security suite. Norton 360 beta incorporates the powerful security protection found in Norton Internet Security 2011, including the latest generation of the Norton reputation-based security technology, Norton Insight 2.0. Read on to view the full press release

  • Symantec Releases Online Advisory On Facebook ‘Click-Jacking’

    Facebook may be a great tool to keep up with friends and network with other like-minded people around the world, but even such tools can turn into cybersecurity nightmares when server-side flaws are found and exploited upon. In light of the recent scam campaigns launched against innocent users, Symantec has released an advisory on how