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As the infosec community talked about potential cyber attacks leveraging vulnerabilities in antivirus products, Microsoft took notes and started to work on a solution. The company announced that its Windows Defender can run in a sandbox.
Two new reports from eSentire and Proofpoint show that that as online threats remain an issue, user security leaves much to be desired. The mismatch between the danger of cyberthreats and lack of user readiness could leave individuals or businesses at risk of serious losses to data or property.
The author of the GandCrab ransomware is a little bit bitter at South Korean security vendor AhnLab after the security firm released a vaccine for the GandCrab ransomware.
Kaspersky Lab announced it was temporarily halting its cooperation with Europol following the voting of a controversial motion in the European Parliament today.
In a plenary session of the European Parliament that will be held today in Strasbourg, France, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will vote on a motion for resolution which includes a clause to ban the use of software programs "that have been confirmed as malicious, such as Kaspersky Lab."
F-Secure has fixed a severe vulnerability in its home and enterprise antivirus products that could have allowed an attacker to execute malicious code on the user's machine and take over affected PCs
US cyber-security firm CrowdStrike announced yesterday a new warranty program for its customers, offering to cover up to $1 million in expenses if a customer protected by its top-tier endpoint protection solution (aka fancy word for antivirus program) suffers a security breach.
Kaspersky announced earlier today plans to move the user data of most of its customers to a "Transparency Center" in Switzerland, along with its "software assembly line."
Intel announced yesterday at the RSA 2018 security conference several new security-focused technologies, among which is a feature that will let security products offload virus scanning operations to integrated graphics processors embedded with some Intel CPUs.
Microsoft has decided to remove a mandatory "registry key requirement" it introduced in the aftermath of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerability disclosure.
Malware that embeds a null character in its code can bypass security scans performed by the Anti-Malware Scan Interface (AMSI) on Windows 10 boxes.
Ironically on what has become known as Safer Internet Day, users of Bitdefender Antivirus are reporting today that the security software has suddenly stopped working. After installing an update, Bitdefender users are seeing errors that state "The Bitdefender Security Service (vsserv.exe) is unavailable".
It's been a bad week for two of the world's biggest vendors of enterprise hardware and software — Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. Both companies fixed security issues this week affecting some of their most popular products, with some bugs being quite intrusive and dangerous.
President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law on Tuesday that also includes a clause that officially bans the use of Kaspersky products on US federal government computers.
Today, at the Black Hat Europe 2017 security conference in London, two security researchers from cyber-security firm enSilo have described a new code injection technique called "Process Doppelgänging."
A branch of the UK intelligence forces has sent out a letter to UK government departments and agencies about the use of Russian antivirus software to protect computers that store classified information.
Google has laid out a plan for blocking third-party applications from injecting code into the Chrome browser.
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Several antivirus products are affected by a design flaw that allows malware or a local attacker to abuse the "restore from quarantine" feature to send previously detected malware to sensitive areas of the user's operating system, helping the malware gain boot persistence with elevated privileges.