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  • IN PICTURES: The most destructive viruses of all time

    The world of computer viruses has changed drastically over the last 25 or so years. In the early days, internet users were very naïve towards email attachments, contributing to the alarming speed that viruses could spread across the globe. These days, viruses very rarely land in our inboxes due to preconfigured firewalls and strict measures from the likes of Gmail and Outlook. SSLs.com compiled this list in looking at the destructive viruses that wreaked havoc on the Internet

  • Warning: Tips for secure mobile holiday shopping

    I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of</a>.

  • Mobile malware crisis? Not so fast

    There's been a flurry of coverage of mobile malware over the past few days, including two separate reports declaring both 2011 and 2012 "the year of mobile malware".

  • McAfee Delivers Comprehensive Protection for Mobile Devices

    Just when you were starting to get ahead of the curve when it comes to locking down the network and protecting PCs, everything went mobile. Not just laptops--but tablets, and smartphones that run unique operating systems and applications on completely different hardware. To help you combat the dramatic <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229145/malware_spikes_spam_plummets_says_report.html">rise in mobile security threats</a>, McAfee has developed <a href="http://www.mcafee.com/us/products/enterprise-mobility-management.aspx">Enterprise Mobility Management</a>.

  • 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.

  • Scammers shift targets beyond the PC

    Career criminal Willie Sutton was often quoted saying that he robbed banks "because that's where the money is." The legend sounds good, but Sutton actually said in his biography, "Go where the money is...and go there often."

  • Android users least prepared for rise in mobile malware

    An explosion in mobile malware in the first half of 2011 has exponentially increased the chance of an Android device getting infected according to one study. Unfortunately for Android users, another study shows that they are the least aware of security concerns and least prepared to protect their smartphone or tablet from malware.

  • Experts disagree on Android call recording 'Trojan'

    According to some headlines, the sky is falling on Android. No, I am not referring to the headlines predicting that the iPhone 5 will double Apple's smartphone market share and leave Android in its dust. I am referring to reports that a new Trojan has infiltrated the Android ecosystem. Some experts, however, suggest this may not be malware, but simply an app working as intended.

  • PRODUCTS: WatchGuard protects critical infrastructure

    Network security vendor, WatchGuard Technologies, has launched its next-generation firewalls and Unified Threat Management (UTM) technology with Application Control to include protective supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) signatures.