Malware is a collective term for various types of malicious software that infect a user’s computer. These include viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits, spyware, adware, and several others.

Malicious software is becoming a bigger problem with each passing year, and it is growing at an increasingly faster pace than ever before. In fact, last year there were 74,000 new computer viruses created every single day on average.


Data breaches have been dominating headlines recently... It also comes with a good reason and bad intentions. The number of identity fraud victims jumped to 13.1 million in 2013, a new report from Javelin Strategy & Research finds. That's an increase of 500,000 from 2012 and the second highest number of victims since Javelin began conducting its annual study in 2004.


As part of Microsoft’s longstanding commitment to privacy, they have just released their findings and results of a survey that shows the privacy attitudes of technology savvy individuals in the US and four European countries (Belgium, France, Germany and the UK).


Most people think that their computers or mobile phones can only be hacked if they download a program or go onto a website that looks suspicious. However, the latest ring of cyber attacks point to a completely different method of infection.


Data Privacy Day was held recently on January 28, it is an international effort to empower and educate people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint.


Our Director at Malware Labs, Andrew Browne has prepared an overview of what we can expect in terms of malware trends in the coming year.





As we already know, hackers and cybercriminals are constantly seeking new and creative ways in gaining access to your computers and stealing your personal information.


Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news and headlines around the security world this past month...


Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news and headlines around the security world this past month...


Identity theft has always been a concern, but with more and more details of our private lives openly accessible on the Internet, it is at unprecedented levels and it is easier than ever for cybercriminals to steal somebody's identity. 




Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news and headlines around the world this past month...



Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month...