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Gaming
Hands-on review: Norton 360 Premium
So it's been about a month since I reviewed Norton 360 for Gamers, and to my surprise, that was mostly a pleasant experience.
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Malware
Research finds malware will sit for around 83 hours in an employees inbox before being noticed
Research finds that malicious emails spend an average of 83 hours in employees inboxes before being noticed.
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Ransomware
New ransomware Epsilon Red discovered - how it works
New ransomware Epsilon Red has been found by Sophos researchers who detail the tools, techniques, procedures, and behaviour of the attackers behind it.
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Malware
Trend Micro launches new Cloud One service for open-source software
Trend Micro has launched a new Cloud One service that finds vulnerabilities, improves visibility, and provides tracking automation for open-source software.
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Cloud Security
Trend Micro given the highest score in threat prevention report
Independent research firm Forrester has given Trend Micro the highest possible score in threat prevention.
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Cybercrime
McAfee’s new expansion combines AI learning techniques with human analysis
McAfee has released a substantial expansion to its XDR platform aimed at proactively stopping targeted attacks.
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Malware
NortonLifeLock introduces dark web monitoring to its security suite
Dark Web Monitoring Powered by LifeLock will be capable of monitoring the dark web, searching for over 120 personal identifiable information including email, physical address, phone number, driver licence number, credit card or bank account numbers and gamer tags.
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Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity market growing billions each year
The overall cybersecurity software revenue is expected to reach US$25.1 billion in revenue in 2020, growing 4.8% year-on-year.
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Malware
Antivirus would have saved these businesses $71 billion in 2019
Malware threats represent huge financial costs for businesses.
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Christmas Gift Guide
Hands-on review: Protect your family from cyberthreats with ESET Smart Security Premium
Smart Security is an antivirus, anti-theft, and antispam module for Windows devices, and has additional features such as parental controls, file encryption, and parental controls.
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Christmas Gift Guide
Norton 360, best all-in-one internet safety package
A Norton 360 Premium one-year subscription protects up to five of your devices, including your Mac, PC, iOS, and Android devices.
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Antivirus
Hands-on review: Norton Lifelock's Norton 360 security suite
Norton 360 is an all-in-one solution from one of the most trusted names in consumer computer security. The various modules are robust enough to protect novice computer users. The suite is also customisable so it won’t get in the way of more experienced users.
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Antivirus
Cybercrime complacency costs Kiwis – Norton
From the Starwood hotels data breach to online services like Flipboard, what steps have you taken to secure your information online?
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Antivirus
Singapore 11th for cyber threats sources, says Kaspersky
Kaspersky Security Network has uncovered more than two million incidents originating from servers located in Singapore in the 2Q19.
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Antivirus
Kiwis know security is important, but they're not doing much about it
Only 49% of respondents use antivirus software and even fewer – just 19% -  change their passwords regularly.
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Cybersecurity
AI in cybersecurity stamping out menacing fileless attacks
Ziften's Logan Gilber believes the difference between traditional and AI-based cybersecurity systems is a matter of “teaching” versus “learning”.
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Endpoint Protection
Carbon Black updates endpoint security solution
Cb Protection 8.1 includes a new “File Delete” feature, allowing customers to meet PCI DSS standards to replace legacy antivirus.
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Artificial Intelligence
WatchGuard launches new AI Antivirus, UTM appliance
The latest version of Fireware OS introduces new IntelligentAV service for malware detection. Testing of new M270 appliance shows impressive speed.
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Cybersecurity
Cylance brings AI antivirus solution into the home
After seeing widespread success in the business and enterprise world, smart cybersecurity has now found its way into the home.
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Malware
VirusTotal takes proactive approach to eliminating false positives
Alphabet-owned antivirus service VirusTotal is cracking down on false positives – and solving a massive problem for software developers.
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Encryption
Australia's law firms facing 'serious but not insurmountable' cyber flaws
"Trials could also be affected if key documents related to arguments are inaccessible due to a ransomware attack."
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Ransomware
Why antivirus peace of mind doesn’t have to cost you… anything
Is it really possible to get a robust antivirus solution for free?
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VPN
Why security suites are ousting traditional antivirus programs
In recent years, user privacy and security have become paramount, while criminals attempt to coerce, steal and manipulate users for their data.
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Apple
Macs under attack – what you can do to secure your device
The status quo has shifted as increasing amounts of malware are written to specifically target Macs.