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Free Anti-Popureb Tool Released

July 8, 2011By Andrew Brandt

Last week, threat researcher and malware reverse-engineer Marco Giuliani wrote up a fairly technical description of a bootkit — a rootkit that infects the master boot record of the hard drive, making it…read more

ZeroAccess Rootkit Guards Itself with a Tripwire

July 8, 2011By Marco Giuliani

By Marco Giuliani The latest generation of a rapidly evolving family of kernel-mode rootkits called, variously, ZeroAccess or Max++, seems to get more powerful and effective with each new variant. The rootkit infects…read more

Five Summer Travel Security Tips

June 24, 2011By Andrew Brandt

Ah, summer. Beaches, drinks with little umbrellas, 4th of July fireworks, baseball games, reading long cheesy novels in a lounge chair, teleconferencing with colleagues from your hotel room in Aruba. Wait, what? Yes,…read more

Why Put Security Into the Cloud?

June 7, 2011By glhaldeman

This week, Webroot’s Thre@t Reply managed to steal some time with Ian Moyse, who knows a thing or two about the benefits of putting your computer and network security into the cloud, out…read more

MacProtector: Rogue of the Week

May 27, 2011By Andrew Brandt

This week, we turn our attention temporarily away from the never-ending stream of rogue security products on the Windows platform and take a closer look at the Mac OS analogue, MacProtector (aka Mac…read more