Security Expert Mikko Hypponen gives a very interesting talk at this year’s TEDGlobal.

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Rootkits are particularly nasty pieces of malware that can not only compromise your computer, but will hide their tracks, so detection and removal becomes particularly difficult. The Win32:Popureb.E variant is a good case in point, after admission by Microsoft that not only will you need to do a complete OS reinstall to get rid of this nasty bootkit, but you will need to fix your master boot record before doing so; something that may be beyond the capabilities of novice users.

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Russia has become the new number one in sending out malware via spam, but simple common sense, backed-up with great security software can keep you safe.

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VIRUSfighter for Servers Wins the coveted VB100 award.

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Keeping your system up-to-date and fully patched with the latest security updates is an important step in to stopping the spread of malware, and Adobe’s Flash is a very good case-in-point, which has become a victim of its own success.

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