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Kaspersky to move some core infrastructure out of Russia to fight for trust

Russian cybersecurity software maker Kaspersky Labs has announced it will be moving core infrastructure processes to Zurich, Switzerland, as part of a shift announced last year to try to win back cu

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="http://appcertain.com/">AppCertain</a> is

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

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.lookout.com">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="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/streetfighter_strap-620x489.png"> 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