Signature antivirus’ dirty little secret

If you rely only on traditional, signature-based antivirus, you are going to get infected—and probably a lot! Antivirus was, and still is, a valuable addition to your layered …

The limits of prevention-centric security programs

In an analysis of tens of thousands of malicious files, Damballa discovered that it can take more than six months for traditional AV tools to create signatures for 100% of the …

Market share of antivirus vendors and products

A new report from OPSWAT determined the market share for the top five antivirus vendors with RTP enabled. It includes: Avast – 21.4% Microsoft – 19.4% AVG – …

ESET Smart Security 8

Well-known IT security company ESET recently announced major updates to its flagship products – NOD 32 Antivirus and ESET Smart Security. The most typical modern …

Orgs choose network performance over security

An alarming number of organizations are disabling advanced firewall features in order to avoid significant network performance degradation, say the results of the Network …

AV engines are riddled with exploitable bugs

A security researcher has found a great number of exploitable vulnerabilities in popular security solutions and the AV engines they use, proving not only that AV engines are …

IEEE launches Anti-Malware Support Service

IEEE announced the launch of IEEE Anti-Malware Support Service (AMSS). A new service from IEEE Standards Association’s (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections Security Group …