antivirus software

Why Successful Point-of-Sale (POS) Attacks Will Only Increase

Unless you’ve been living down in the bat cave, you’ve heard about the theft of more than five million credit cards from Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue. This is being called one of the largest attacks ever on a retailer and is putting increased focus on defensive measures against hacking of credit card […]

A New Perspective on Endpoint Security

Here’s a short recap of one of the more interesting observations by Nyotron’s CTO Nir Gaist during a recent Down the Security Rabbit Hole Podcast on endpoint security. He argues that security hasn’t really changed in over 30 years! Most, including Gaist, acknowledge that next-generation antivirus (NGAV), which uses techniques such as artificial intelligence (AI) […]

The Evolution of Endpoint Security

Malware is winning… “Sometime around 1992 the amount of Badness in the Internet began to vastly outweigh the amount of Goodness.”1 Endpoint security is constantly changing with the malware landscape, but has had a lot of challenges keeping up with unknown threats. Here’s a quick overview of how endpoint protection has evolved from traditional antivirus […]

Can Antivirus Software be used as a Spying Tool?

Yes, says a security analyst named Patrick Wardle, Chief Research Officer at Digita Security.  As the software runs close to a computer’s bare metal, it has the privilege to access every program, application, web browser, email, and file. And so a company offering antivirus software can easily spy on its users as it tracks each […]

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