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White Hat Hacker Tweaks Dridex Malware to Distribute Antivirus Software

The Dridex banking malware has been a huge headache for a large part of the financial and technology industries, but it seems there’s a white knight out there looking to turn the tables on this pesky…

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Google Isn’t Happy With AVG’s Chrome Plugin

AVG have a give and take relationship when it comes to their attitudes and approach with security and privacy, from their creation of glasses that could hide you from facial recognition software to going so far as…

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AVG Can Sell Your Browsing Activity to Ad Companies

AVG has updated its Privacy Policy in a bid to make the free version more profitable and will now collect “non-personal data” which can be sold to third parties. This is an extraordinary revelation and not what…

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John McAfee Calls McAfee Antivirus “One of the Worst Products on the ****** Planet”

WARNING: This article references materials that contain explicit Language We all have (or should be using) an antivirus program (or several for some people). For some people its Norton, a company which seems interested in putting…

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The Latest Adventure of John McAfee? Arrested Again!

Oh John, you’re entertaining but as sane as a lorry load of peanuts. John has been arrested again and this time the charge is for DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence, this…

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Windows 10 Ransomware Discovered

Well this didn’t take long! A new form of ransomware has been discovered which if downloaded, will automatically encrypt your files before demanding a fee to unlock them. The distributors of this malicious code are attempting…

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Bit Defender Admits To Being Hacked

Oh the irony never fails to amuse, an Anti Virus company who boast on keeping customers safe from online threats, have themselves falling victim to a hack. Kaspersky discovered a bot within their system and now so…

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Malwarebytes Offers Free Reprieve to Pirates

Oh the conundrum of pirated software, on one hand, it’s better to support the product, on the other hand it’s free, but loyalty is what counts, yeah but it’s free. Software companies have tried many avenues…

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Panda Antivirus Flags Itself as Malware, Bricks Computers

A warning to Panda Security antivirus users: do not reboot your PC. In a baffling show of incompetence, the latest Panda antivirus update has the program flagging itself as malware, putting core files in quarantine, and…

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AVG Makes Glasses That Hide You From Facial Recognition Software

AVG, a company commonly known for protecting computing devices from viruses has embarked on an endeavour to protect your face from facial recognition software. The concept, as demonstrated at Mobile World Congress, relies on a pair…

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SanDisk Unveils New SanDisk Ultra II Solid State Drive

SanDisk Corporation announced the new SanDisk Ultra II Solid State Drive with enhanced SSD Dashboard. The new drive is designed to deliver a cost-effective and easy upgrade solution for PC owners looking to improve performance, battery…

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Google Engineer: Android Users Do Not Need Anti-Virus Software

Is antivirus needed on mobile devices? It is a question that will get you conflicting answers depending on who you ask. Adrian Ludwig, who is the chief engineer for Android security at Google, has stated that…

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Hackers Use ‘The Cloud’ to Control Malware and Botnets

Security firm Trend Micro has apparently revealed new evidence of botnets and malware not only being hosted in the cloud, but also being remotely controlled from cloud servers. The main goal for hackers has been revealed…

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Traditional Antivirus Software “Simply Don’t Work” According to Security Specialists

While the National Crime Agency did warn people about the upcoming GOZeuS and CryptoLocker malware, information given by security specialists point to the fact that traditional antivirus software is not enough even for a simple malware…

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UK’s National Crime Agency Gives Two-Weeks Notice Regarding GoZeuS and CryptoLocker

The UK National Crime Agency warns the public to take advantage of a two-week notice in order to protect themselves from two major malware roaming the internet, the GoZeuS and CryptoLocker, which are responsible for transferring…