Kaspersky fights spying claims with code review plan

Russian cybersecurity software maker Kaspersky Labs has announced what it's dubbing a "comprehensive transparency initiative" as the company seeks to beat back suspicion that its antivirus software h

Israel and Russia’s overlapping hacks of Kaspersky complicate espionage narrative

The drama between Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky and the U.S. government just doesn't quit, but a new report may answer some longstanding questions. This week, The New York Times revealed that U

Kaspersky Lab releases free antivirus software in global push

Kaspersky Lab has launched a free version of its antivirus software in the U.S. with plans for a global rollout over the next four months. Called Kaspersky Free, the software provides the core essenti

Avast acquires antivirus maker AVG for $1.3BN to gain scale and dive into IoT security

Security giant Avast has announced it intends to acquire fellow Czech-based antivirus software maker AVG for a purchase price of $25.00 per share in cash -- resulting in a transaction that will total

Even your connected car will need antivirus software

Connected cars can talk to each other (vehicle-to-vehicle, or V2V), and they’re starting to be able to talk to the city they’re driving around (vehicle-to-infrastructure, or V2I). That als

Security Software Firm Avast Gets CVC Capital Investment, Now Valued At $1B

The rise in malware and online security threats continues to give a big boost to companies that are looking for ways to make the connected world a bit safer. Avast, one of the bigger PC and mobile sec

Like A Net Nanny For The Mobile App Age, AppCertain Alerts Parents What Apps Their Kids Download And What They Do

It's rare to come across a service that's directly tackling a problem affecting a large number of people out in the real world, but <a target="_blank" href="">AppCertain</a> is

France Telecom Invests Up To $20M In Lookout, Preloads Its Mobile Security Solutions On To Android Handsets

<a target="_blank" href="">Lookout</a>, the mobile security company with ambitions to become the Symantec of the wireless world, is picking up a new backer, and and a major distr

Anti-Virus Vendors: Fight! AV Software Maker Sues Rival For Forcing Software Uninstalls

<img src=""> This is kind of goofy but interesting. A company called Kingsoft sued a company called 360 WebShield fo

New cyber-style cold war coming next decade?

Prepare yourself for some hard-hitting, sensational news. The next decade will bring us a computer-led cyber war the likes of which ye have never seen. Our only chance of survival is to lock down our

Watch out for password-stealing Skype imposter

Heads up. There’s another Skype-related virus on the loose. This one pretends to be something called "Skype Defender" and takes on the look and feel of your Skype login screen while tr