Cylance expands its AI-powered antivirus software to the consumer market

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

The global cybersecurity market is estimated to be a $232 billion industry by 2022, up from around $138 billion last year. As such, it is brimming with well-funded startups, a number of which have elected to go public in recent months, such as Zscaler and Carbon Black. Others have been ...

Google Security Expert Criticizes Meaningless Antivirus Excellence Awards

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Over the weekend, one of Google's top security researchers, Tavis Ormandy, published a blog post in which he criticized antivirus certification programs that award meaningless prizes to flawed security products. His problem came from the fact that at this year's RSA security conference held at the start of March, Verizon's ICSA ...

When security products make systems less secure

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

There has been an increase in reports pf security products recently which make user systems less secure when they are installed, used or even just present on the system. Many antivirus companies have added tools and products to their security programs in recent years to increase the perceived value of the ...

Trend Micro password manager had remote command execution holes and dumped data to anyone

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

A password management tool installed by default alongside Trend Micro AntiVirus was found vulnerable to remote code execution thanks to the work of Google's Project Zero security team. Discovered by Project Zero's Tavis Ormandy, the password tool was built using JavaScript and node.js, and started a local web server that would ...

230,000 new malware samples detected each day

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

PandaLabs has confirmed a record increase in the creation of new malware samples. In the second quarter of 2015 alone there were an average of 230,000 new malware samples detected each day, which means a total of 21 million new types in these three months. Compared to the same period last ...

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