For most malware, performing their malicious task(s) is the primary goal, and a close second is to stay unnoticed on the system for as long as possible.
Symantec and Kaspersky Lab have become the latest victims of Chinese government's procurement agency's axe as the two firms have been dropped from the approved list of security software suppliers, reports People's Daily Online.
A security researcher has found a great number of exploitable vulnerabilities in popular security solutions and the AV engines they use, proving not only that AV engines are as vulnerable to zero day attacks as the applications they try to protect, but can also lower the operating system's exploit mitigations.
IEEE announced the launch of IEEE Anti-Malware Support Service (AMSS).
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