1 in 10 Macs hit by crude malware that poses as Flash Player update, reports Kaspersky

If the criminals are continuing to make money by infecting Apple Mac computers in this fashion, whatever makes you think that they’ll come up with a more original social engineering trick?

Smashing Security podcast #157: A biometric knuckle duster

What is Kaspersky’s ugly ring for? Is there something suspicious about how NordVPN lets you stream Disney+? And why did a hacker impersonate a music producer?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.

Hackers poison Asus software updates, may have infected one million PCs

Hundreds of thousands of Asus PCs may have been infected with malware installed by Asus’s own automatic Live Update tool.

Kaspersky Lab plays Swiss gambit in attempt to assuage Russian spying fears

Kaspersky Lab has announced that it is moving some of its core infrastructure from Russia to Switzerland.

The Daily Mail whisks up Kaspersky fears – but where’s the meat?

The Daily Mail has published a story designed to petrify millions of customers of Barclays Bank.

Smashing Security podcast #047: Kaspersky, AI, and a well-handled data breach

America turns the heat up on Kaspersky anti-virus, Disqus announces a data breach, Elon Musk plans a bolthole on Mars to escape our robot overlords, and Graham gets to play chess with Garry Kasparov.

All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by broadcaster David McClelland.

McAfee joins the anti-Kaspersky witch hunt in shitty attempt to sell a few boxes

A witch hunt against a long-established major player in the infosecurity space should be something that brings the industry together. It’s ghastly to see how McAfee is behaving.

The FBI is briefing US companies against using Kaspersky products, claims report

According to media reports, the FBI has been quietly meeting with companies to warn them of the threat posed by Russian security firm Kaspersky.

Eugene Kaspersky says U.S. government can examine his company’s source code

Anti-virus veteran is prepared to open up Kaspersky’s source code for scrutiny to debunk fears of “Russian government influence.”

David Bisson reports.

U.S. Senate committee wants to ban Kaspersky products from the Department of Defense

A committee in the United States Senate intends to prohibit the Department of Defense from using Kaspersky Lab’s products for fear of “Russian government influence”.

David Bisson reports.

US intelligence chiefs don’t trust Kaspersky. But why?

The chiefs of the United States’s intelligence agencies have publicly stated that they wouldn’t feel comfortable running Kaspersky anti-virus software on their computers.

Would be nice if they explained why…

Zero-day vulnerabilities reportedly found in Kaspersky and FireEye security products

This weekend, vulnerability researchers have separately disclosed flaws in products from Kaspersky and FireEye that could be exploited by malicious hackers.

Not all anti-virus firms are of interest to the NSA and GCHQ, leaked files reveal

You know you’ve really made it as an anti-virus company when intelligence agencies like the NSA and the United Kingdom’s GCHQ are looking for vulnerabilities in your software, and interested in spying on the emails that your customers send you about new malware.

Kaspersky being hacked is a lesson for us all

Often times it’s not the fact that your business has been hacked that will lose your customers’ confidence, but the way your company responds.

Malware attack discovered. What does Kaspersky do? Call in a comic strip artist

It’s not new for cybercriminals to fight each other.

What is perhaps news is for security firms to hire comic strip artists to illustrate the conflict.

Kaspersky hit by new below-the-belt sauna spy attack in the Wall Street Journal

Is it me, or is the WSJ deliberately misrepresenting Kaspersky’s denial to sow the seeds of doubt in conspiracy theorists’ minds?