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  • 5 steps to respond to a security breach

    It’s not a matter of if you are going to fall victim to a cyber attack, it’s when. So what should you do to minimise the adverse consequences that can arise from a breach?

    Written by Cheng Lim and Michael Swinson31 July 15 13:50
  • The PC virus turns 25

    Happy anniversary Basit and Amjad! Twenty-five years ago this month, the Alvi brothers of Lahore, Pakistan, gave the world the Brain Virus, the first bit of malware capable of infecting a DOS-based PC. Back in those relatively innocent times, the brothers actually embedded their real names and business address in the code and later told Time magazine they had written the virus to protect their medical software from piracy.

    Written by Bill Snyder19 Jan. 11 03:00
  • 'Here you have' threat subsides, but comeback possible

    The first wave of the "Here you have" virus seems to have run its course with removal of the malicious file from the site from which it was being downloaded, but keep an eye out for follow-up versions.

    Written by Tim Greene11 Sept. 10 03:38
  • New virus targets industrial secrets

    Siemens is warning customers of a new and highly sophisticated virus that targets the computers used to manage large-scale industrial control systems used by manufacturing and utility companies.

    Written by Robert McMillan19 July 10 09:22
  • Death of Windows XP SP2 Support a Security Risk, Says Report

    If your business is still running Service Pack 2 of Windows XP, security problems are lurking around the corner, according to new research from IT services vendor Softchoice stating that almost 80 percent of organizations surveyed risk a security breach if the do not upgrade to SP3.

    Written by Shane O'Neill23 June 10 02:30
  • Skype worm no cause for panic, says expert

    Security research firm Bkis earlier this month warned of a vicious virus targeting both Skype and Yahoo! Messenger. BKIS said in a <a href="">blog post</a> the attack involved inserting malicious URLs into chat windows with sophisticated social engineering hooks.

    Written by Joan Goodchild19 May 10 01:07
  • Energizer Bunny's software infects PCs

    The Energizer Bunny infects PCs with backdoor malware, the Department of Homeland Security's US-CERT said Friday.

    Written by Gregg Keizer08 March 10 14:43
  • Virus comes back from dead to hit hard drives

    A 'prank' worm that started as an attack targeted at an off-road Slovakian motorcycle club has escaped beyond its intended victims and started wrecking hard disks as far away as the US.

    Written by John E. Dunn27 Jan. 10 02:51
  • Google's OS security claims called 'idiotic'

    Google, while announcing its new Chrome operating system late Tuesday, said users would no longer have to worry about viruses, malware and security updates, but security experts disagreed on whether Google can deliver on those promises.

    Written by Grant Gross09 July 09 05:11