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Google Safe Browsing expanded in Chrome, search, and ads to protect users against unwanted software.
Security experts react to the Superfish incident: impact on Lenovo's reputation, risks, and recommendations for consumers and manufacturers.
Lenovo computers come with a piece of adware capable of launching man-in-the-middle attacks against HTTPS connections.
Kaspersky Lab researchers identified a sophisticated hacking group called the Equation Group, which worked with zero-day malware used by Stuxnet and Flame years before the cyberweapons used them.
Dubbed the Yanbian Gang by researchers at Trend Micro, the crew is believed to have stolen millions of dollars from mobile banking customers at five banks in South Korea since 2013.
A new report published by Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Labs estimates that 16 million mobile devices were infected with malware in 2014.
In its annual threat report, researchers at CrowdStrike outline the explosion of point-of-sale malware attacks.
VirusTotal urges major software developers to submit their files in an effort to reduce false positive antivirus detections.
Researchers at Avast identified applications on Google Play that were displaying unwanted ads, including a popular application that had been downloaded millions of times.
A new survey of 645 IT pros found that web-borne malware attacks are a growing and expensive danger to enterprises.

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Zeus 2.1 now boasts features that help it avoid analysis and hostile takeover from law enforcement, researchers, or competing cybercriminal organizations.
David Harley's picture
David Harley chimes in with some thoughts on the latest developments from the AMTSO and the Anti-Malware Industry.
David Harley's picture
The vulnerability in Windows Shell’s parsing of .LNK (shortcut) files presents some interesting and novel features in terms of its media lifecycle as well as its evolution from zero-day to patched vulnerability. For most of us, the vulnerability first came to light in the context of Win32/Stuxnet, malware that in itself presents some notable quirks.
David Harley's picture
The anti-malware industry sometimes sees more complicated problems than you might imagine, and they can’t all be fixed by tweaking detection algorithms or giving the marketing team a productivity bonus.
Mike Lennon's picture
Malvertising - Popular websites, blogs, and ad networks are fast becoming the preferred means of cybercriminals, identity thieves, and hackers to steal consumer information and distribute malicious content.
Markus Jakobsson's picture
Anti-virus products scan for malware in two ways. They look for sequences of bits that are found in programs that are known to be “evil” (but which are not commonly found in “good” programs)...