Free vs. Fee: Free and Paid Antivirus Programs Compared

Depending on whom you ask, paying for antivirus software is either a good investment or a total ripoff. In reality, neither viewpoint is accurate. You can find plenty of good reasons to choose

Published on: November 30th, 2010 nick mediati

Sophos delights Mac users with free antivirus

Security software company Sophos has finally broken ranks and decided to offer Mac users a free antivirus product without hidden strings.Branded, free-to-use antivirus products for Mac OS X are almost unheard of and

Published on: November 4th, 2010 John E. Dunn

Razorback project targets malware, zero-day exploits

Sourcefire Inc., best known for its Snort intrusion-prevention technology, Tuesday is unveiling a new open source  project called Razorback that's designed to spot malware and especially zero-day exploits."We want others to test it

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

New attack said to sidestep security software

 An attack tactic that bypasses the security protections of most Windows antivirus software is a "very serious" problem, an executive at one unaffected company said today. Last Wednesday, researchers at Matousec.com outlined how attackers

Published on: May 11th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Four over-rated security technologies

The security community has grown to depend on some basic technologies in the fight against cyber thieves, such as antivirus software and firewalls. But are practitioners clinging to tools that outlived their usefulness

Published on: March 10th, 2010 Bill Brenner

More than 100 companies targeted by Google hackers

The hackers who broke into Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) two months ago have gone after more than 100 companies, according to an estimate by security vendor Isec Partners.Researchers have been closing in on

Published on: February 27th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Unified security in central Melbourne

SYDNEY - The City of Boroondara has ditched a "cumbersome" IT security system and standardized on unified threat management (UTM) across its local and distributed sites. The council employs about 1,000 staff and

Published on: August 13th, 2008 Darren Pauli

Why buy commercial products when there are open-source security tools?

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEOpen source security tools abound, so take advantage of them and avoid paying for commercial products if open source fits your needs. That was the message from Matthew Luallen, president

Published on: March 20th, 2007 Ellen Messmer

Windows OneCare global release on Jan. 30

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEMicrosoft Corp. will begin the international roll-out of its consumer security software on Jan. 30 when it releases a new version of Windows Live OneCare in the U.S. and 16

Published on: January 23rd, 2007 Jeremy Kirk