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Antivirus maker Avast purchases rival AVG in US$1.3 billion dollar deal

With the acquisition, Avast seeks to broaden its security portfolio and potentially cover emerging tech such as IoT

Ways to prevent a ransomware attack

What are the steps to minimize the risk of becoming a ransomware attack victim?

Operating Systems: The slow but steady march of open source

It may not be taking the world by storm, but open source still has a growing and determined group of adherents. Technology executives at two Canadian users of the technology, Pioneer Petroleum and Vancouver Community College, talk about why they chose it, what it was like to implement, and some of the advantages of moving to an open platform.

Philippine gov’t to promote small business IT usage

The Philippine Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT) is conducting seminars that aim to promote awareness and increase the level of technology usage among the country's small and medium enterprises or SMEs.

Microsoft begins security CD giveaway in Japan

The Japanese unit of Microsoft Corp. has begun giving away CDs containing a full set of updates for its Windows XP operating system partly in response to prompting from the Japanese government after a recent series of virus and worm attacks.

Popular file-swap programs had Trojan horse

Three popular file-swap programs for some time came with third-party "spyware" software that was installed even if the user opted not to, the software makers admitted this week.

ZaCker worm attacks security software

After a quiet holiday away from PC viruses, users returning to work Wednesday were warned by anti-virus vendor Symantec Corp. about the slowly spreading Maldal.D worm.

Survey finds security practices appalling

Despite the recent attacks of viruses, individuals are reluctant to review their security practices, according to a recent survey conducted by Central Command. The results however, were completely aligned to the general feeling among industry analysts that security is not seen as a priority among users.

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