Facebook Launches Antivirus Marketplace With Free Downloads {3}

by Jonathan N
Facebook has decided to team up with Antivirus giants like Norton, McAfee, Microsoft, Sophos and Trend Micro to launch a Antivirus Marketplace which users will allow to download a 6 month free trial of the companies software. Facebook is adamant in keeping its users safe no matter if they are searching the web or not.  Facebook hosts 901 million users. These users can downlaod free copies of MCAfee Internet Security, Norton, Microsoft Security Essentials, Sophos- for mac users, and trend Micro Security. The Antivirus giants will also contribute posts to Facebook’s security blogs with great tips and information on how to stay sage on the social network. Facebook claims that they have less than 4% of spam on their site compared to emails which consist of 90% spam. read more...

Free Antivirus applications which are reliable {1}

by David A
Free Antivirus applications which are reliable
This article compares the differences between nine free antivirus applications. The applications are run through a battery of tests provided by AV-Test. In the lab the applications were tested on detection of new and old malware, and how well they can clean it up. The antivirus application’s usability was also tested, along with their effect on the PCs performance through on demand and on access scan tests.
The nine Applications that were tested and ranked accordingly were:
1. AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012
2. Avast Free Antivirus
3. Panda Cloud Antivirus
4. Avira Free Antivirus
5. Microsoft Security Essentials
6. PC Tools AntiVirus Free
7. Comodo Internet Security Premium
8. PC Tools Threatfire
9. Malwarebytes’ Antimalware

SQL Flaw Enables Attack {4}

by Kevin Q
In the article that I read, James Cohen goes over a massive web attack dubbed the “LizaMoon.” The attack was made possible due to an SQL Flaw in which malicious code was injected into the SQL databases that ran many websites. This would then direct users browsers to a new site where a fake antivirus with malicious intent was installed on their machine with no consent. People would then be told they have a virus and prompted to input their credit card information in order to “fix” the problem. Many websites were hit by this attack but it first happened on, hence the attack was named “LizaMoon.” Numerous sites were effected by this attack, and many people were tricked into surrendering their credit card info. It then goes on to how fake antivirus programs have been a problem to users in the recent years. read more...