The Google Project Zero team has found a vulnerability in Symantec's Antivirus Engine that results in instant blue-screening and kernel memory corruption without user action on Windows.
Three major anti-virus softwares have been shown to be vulnerable to a large coding vulnerability.
Harmless files found flagged up as malware in various anti-virus products due to lack of verification.
Peer‐to‐Peer (P2P) file sharing tracker initially condemned due to false positive
Keygen-activated or cracked versions of anti-virus software won't last long
Protecting yourself against malware that's aware of anti-virus programs and can self destruct to avoid detection is tricky, says Corey Nachreiner.
A critical defect in ESET's flagship anti-virus products has been discovered by British Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy.
Britain's Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) is actively engaged in reverse engineering anti-virus software to identify exploitable vulnerabilities.
The top stories on SC over the last week include Barclays poaching staff from Europol, anti-virus concerns and some useful advice for getting information security right.
All the anti-virus applications checked - Avast, Kaspersky and ESET - lower the security of TLS connections in one way or another says Hanno Bock.
Threat runs entirely in memory to evade detection
Should fingerprint-based data leakage protection be declared dead asks Peter Tyrrell, suggesting it just doesn't scale for the hyper-connected world.
It's been a busy few weeks for Kaspersky Lab, the anti-virus vendor behind the discovery of Equation and Carbanak groups. SC interviewed CEO Eugene Kaspersky on the disclosures, the company's direction, anti-virus and cyber-insurance.
Microsoft says outdated software can be almost as insecure as having no protection at all.
A new survey from Lieberman Software reveals that almost eight in ten IT security professionals believe that perimeter security technologies like firewalls and anti-malware solutions are sufficient in defending against advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Research just published claims that online merchants and financial service providers have become the two biggest sources of stolen banking information.
Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for July 25 to 31.
Joxean Koret, a security researcher at Singapore-based consultancy COSEINC, has found exploitable local and remote flaws in 14 of the 17 major antivirus (AV) engines used by most major AV manufacturers.
"Fighting off an APT attack using firewalls and anti-virus is akin to shooting at a nuclear warhead with a bow and arrow."
Traditional antivirus (AV) products have been taking a beating in the media recently, but why? The reason is simple; they cannot and do not protect you from new malware.
Cisco researchers uncover a cyber criminal group that have been hiding since at least 2007, distributing malware almost entirely undetectable by anti-virus systems.
UK-based security services firm Portcullis has discovered a flaw in Sophos Antivirus that could allow attackers to inject malicious code and disable the software.
Symantec's announcement that 'anti-virus is dead' shouldn't surprise anyone. What's shocking is how long it took to admit it.
Czech-based antivirus vendor Avast was forced to take its user forum offline after it was compromised by hackers over the weekend.
Kaspersky Lab UK has spotted an increase in the number of fake anti-virus apps appearing in mobile app stores, with two recent programs imitating the firm's own products.
Businesses too complacent with software security education - Bola Rotibi, ISC(2) board member