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Review: Keep your mobile device safe and protected in real-time with Kaspersky Mobile Security

Kaspersky Mobile Security helps you keep your mobile gadget safe from online threats, malicious applications, spam, and even thieves. This application performs flawlessly and safeguards your device in real-time.

During the setup process you will be asked to log in to your Kaspersky Account. If you don't have one, you can easily create it right from the app using an e-mail address and desired password. As soon as we logged in, we were prompted to scan our device using either Quick scan, Full scan, or Folder scan. The Full scan took less than two minutes, which was surprisingly fast. … Read more

Lodsys drops patent lawsuit after Kaspersky Lab refuses to settle

Lodsys, which has pursued high-profile patent infringement cases against many in the tech industry, has withdrawn its lawsuit against Kaspersky Lab after the security software maker refused to settle.

The May 2012 lawsuit, which was dismissed with prejudice on Monday, accused Kaspersky Lab and 54 other companies of infringing on patents related to collecting customer perception, free-to-paid application upgrades, and in-app purchases. Of that group, all eventually settled with Lodsys, except Kaspersky, the researcher noted in a statement Wednesday.

Kaspersky said it paid no money to Lodsys nor agreed to any settlement terms with the patent assertion entity. PAEs, which … Read more

Review: Kaspersky Flashfake Removal Tool detects and removes dangerous malware

Kaspersky Flashfake Removal Tool for Mac detects and removes malicious Flashfake Trojans effectively from an infected computer with just a few clicks. The application is stable and has a good performance, overall, scanning and displaying results promptly.

The app installs quickly and has the type of interface you'd expect from a security app; that is to say, more practical than stylish. If you're not sure what Flashfake Trojans are, you'll find a generous Help section in the menu bar detailing the vulnerabilities and potential risks associated with this kind of malware. In short, Flashfakes hijack Web search … Read more

Kaspersky releases 2014 edition of Internet Security and Antivirus

On Tuesday, Kaspersky launched the 2014 release of their Internet Security and Antivirus updates. In addition to a much more polished user interface, Kaspersky brings a slew of under the hood improvements and performance gains across the board. New in 2014 is the Application Control center, a hybrid between a system monitor and task manager that also gives you a trust rating of each running application. For full review or to download a trial, click on the Download button below.

Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2014

Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 returns as a top-notch security suite with improved overall performance, a slight interface refresh, and new countermeasures against zero-day attacks.

Since last year's release, Kaspersky 2014's design comes with minimal changes to its interface. The mobile-style drawer also makes a return, which reveals extra tools like parental controls, network monitoring, and application controls.

The extraneous arrows and flap-like carousel buttons have all been consolidated into a single-drawer button, following Windows 8-like behaviors. The main interface has been stripped down even more for a much cleaner, uncluttered look.

Menus and settings have also gotten a … Read more

Review: Manage secure online passwords with Kaspersky Password Manager

Kaspersky Password Manager helps frequent Web surfers reconcile the need for strong passwords with a bad memory--not your computer's memory but yours. With one Master Password, you can create, edit, store, and enter secure passwords and log-in data to access Web sites. It also fills in forms with a more secure auto-complete tool than most browsers offer and incorporates phishing and keylogging protection. Kaspersky Password Manager is trial-limited shareware for Windows XP to 8.

Installing and setting up Password Manager is a bit more fiddly than most software, but a Configuration Wizard walked us through the process, starting with … Read more

Kaspersky update hoses Internet access for Windows XP users

Windows XP users who run certain Kaspersky antivirus software may find themselves offline after downloading a new update.

Released yesterday, the update causes Windows XP computers to lose their connection to the Internet.

IT administrators who use Kaspersky Endpoint Security at their organizations chimed into the Kaspersky forum yesterday and today complaining of connectivity problems. One person who manages around 12,000 computers with KES installed noted a slew of calls to the help desk from users knocked offline.

Some IT admins said they were able to restore Internet access by shutting down the monitoring of certain ports or disabling … Read more

Android malware uses your PC's own mic to record you

A couple of Android apps masquerading as cleanup tools actually had a sneakier mission in mind.

Uncovered last month by Kaspersky, two apps named Superclean and DroidCleaner posed as software that claimed to clean up your Android smartphone or tablet. Instead, these two were actually pieces of malware designed to snoop on your conversations by infecting your computer.

The programs worked by downloading files that automatically execute after plugging an Android device into a Windows PC, according to Kaspersky's blog. After executing, the malware would trigger the audio recorder function in Windows, write the information to a file, and … Read more

'Red October' malware spies on governments worldwide

Kaspersky Lab has discovered yet another worldwide spying campaign that targets governmental bodies, political groups and research institutions.

On par with the memorable Flame malware, Kaspersky and a number of Cyber Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) discovered the malware -- known as Rocra or Red October -- which mostly targets institutions based in Eastern Europe, former USSR members and countries in Central Asia.

Kaspersky says that Red October has been gathering data and intelligence from "mobile devices, computer systems and network equipment" and is currently still active. Data is gathered and sent to multiple command-and-control servers which the security … Read more

E-mailed malware disguised as group coupon offers on the rise

Be sure to double check that Groupon you received in your e-mail -- spammers are using the popularity of e-mailed advertisements for group discount deals to send more malware.

The rise of malware through fake e-mail advertisements and notifications are on the rise, according to a study released today by security firm Kaspersky Lab.

"They are primarily doing so by sending out malicious e-mails designed to look like official notifications. Kaspersky Lab is seeing more and more malicious spam designed to look like coupon service notifications," the report said.

The firm said it also noted these coupon spam … Read more