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Posts Tagged ‘antivirus’

  • Businesses have not fully implemented anti-malware protection

    November 7, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Businesses have not fully implemented anti-malware protection

    Antivirus software is the most popular way of ensuring an organisation’s IT security, however 33% of companies still have not managed to fully deploy even this fundamental protection system. This conclusion was reached by B2B International analysts...

  • Malware targeting Android has a taste for Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich

    November 5, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Malware targeting Android has a taste for Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich

    Analysis of mobile malware for Android OS by Kaspersky Lab experts in Q3 of 2012 revealed that the most popular targets among cybercriminals were Android versions 2.3.6, or ‘Gingerbread’, and 4.0.4, also known as ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’. The rapid growth...

  • Kaspersky Lab: “SMBs are under threat”

    October 30, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab: “SMBs are under threat”

    A Global IT Security Risks survey, conducted recently by B2B International for Kaspersky Lab, revealed that small and medium-sized businesses are typically more vulnerable to viruses, worms, spyware and other malicious programs. Figures showed that 63% of...

  • Norton Symantec to strengthen SA market

    October 25, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Norton Symantec to strengthen SA market

    Norton Symantec is one of the few international antivirus and malware distributors that have a presence in South Africa and the company is taking active steps to increase awareness of mobile security and updating local coverage. While Norton Symantec...

  • Cyber-crime costs South Africa R3.7 billion

    October 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Cyber-crime costs South Africa R3.7 billion

    Norton by Symantec has released the findings of its annual Norton Cybercrime Report, one of the world’s largest consumer cybercrime studies. The study is aimed at understanding how cybercrime affects consumers, and how the adoption and evolution of new...

  • Kaspersky Lab developing own operating system

    October 17, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab developing own operating system

    IT security solutions and antivirus developer Kaspersky Lab’s founder has Eugene Kaspersky confirmed that the company will be developing it’s own operating system to be deployed in industry systems that might fall victim to hacking attempts....

  • Kaspersky Lab discovers miniFlame virus

    October 16, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab discovers miniFlame virus

    Kaspersky Lab announced the discovery of miniFlame, a small and highly flexible malicious programme designed to steal data and control infected systems during targeted cyber espionage operations. miniFlame, also known as SPE, was  found by Kaspersky Lab’s...

  • Kaspersky Lab updates its security solution for smartphones

    October 8, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab updates its security solution for smartphones

    Kaspersky Lab announced the update of its security solution for Android-based smartphones. The new version of Kaspersky Mobile Security brings two important additions to its wide-ranging anti-malware and anti-theft feature set. Extra support for the Web...

  • How to choose solid anti-virus software

    October 3, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on How to choose solid anti-virus software

    The nefarious, deadly villain that ruthlessly wipes out a third of the world’s population is a homicidal computer virus. At least, that is the case in H+ The Digital Series, a new sci-fi web-based television drama. While that might be the stuff of science...

  • 62% of users have never heard of the most dangerous threats

    September 19, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on 62% of users have never heard of the most dangerous threats

    Stuxnet, Duqu, and Zeus are the names of the most dangerous online threats, and have been reported even outside of the specialist computer press. But it seems that many ordinary users remain largely ignorant of them. A recent survey conducted by O+K Research...

  • Trend Micro appoints first SA Country Manager

    September 19, 2012 • PeopleComments Off on Trend Micro appoints first SA Country Manager

    Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cloud security company, has announced the appointment of Gregory Anderson as the first Country Manager for South Africa, with immediate effect. Gregory Anderson joins Trend Micro at a time when the growth in web threats...

  • Venus Williams most dangerous athlete online

    August 15, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Venus Williams most dangerous athlete online

    Tennis player Venus Williams has topped a list of the most dangerous to search for on the web, according to Internet security company McAfee. Following on from the annual McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities study, McAfee has investigated this summer’s...

  • Kaspersky Lab named ‘Best Antivirus Software’ Readers’ Choice Awards

    May 11, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky Lab named ‘Best Antivirus Software’ Readers’ Choice Awards

    Kaspersky Lab, a developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has announced that it has won the ‘Best Antivirus Software’ award from leading Malaysian ICT magazine PC.com for the fourth consecutive year. The PC.com Readers’ Choice award...

  • Terminal security management and control technology

    November 30, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Terminal security management and control technology

    As companies pay more attention to the growing complexity of securing their corporate data, many are realising that traditional security solutions such as firewalls, intrusion detection and antivirus only address a limited extent of the external threats that...

  • PC Tools predicts Social Media Cyber scams

    October 21, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on PC Tools predicts Social Media Cyber scams

    Security researchers reveal the rollout of new social media sites and features are leading to a fresh crop of online scams and threats. Online security company PC Tools has predicted three top threats that consumers should be on the lookout while joining,...

  • Top 5 consumer cyberthreats for 2011

    January 11, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Top 5 consumer cyberthreats for 2011

    Norton, the Internet security specialist has issued its top five cyberthreats facing consumers. The company has also offered insight into how the region’s increasingly connected online community can protect itself as the New Year kicks-off. “It’s almost...