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All Mouth, No Trouser.


“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” Thus spake Napoleon, the head-hog in Orwell’s dystopian classic. The genius of this phrase lies in its universality – a small addition turns the truth inside out. Alas, this witty paradox [sic.] is met not only in farmer-revolutionary sagas, but also in such (seemingly […]

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Kaspersky Lab Developing Its Own Operating System? We Confirm the Rumors, and End the Speculation!


Today I’d like to talk about a not-so-glamorous future of mass cyber-attacks on critically important installations. We are working on developing technologies for a secure operating system aimed at protecting precisely these same critical IT systems. Quite a few rumors about this project have appeared already on the Internet, so I guess it’s time to lift the curtain (a little) on our secret project and let you know (a bit) about what’s really going on …

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Is Microsoft Planning to Take Over the Security Market with Its New Windows 8 Features? – Alexey Polyakov in the Spotlight


Windows 8 is coming! In line with its tendency to introduce high-profile security features in each new version of its operating system, Microsoft is unleashing some pretty interesting new protection technologies with its next OS release.Let’s see what one of the key people behind the new Windows 8 security framework can tell us about what to expect from Windows 8 from the security standpoint, and how this might change the security market …

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Number of the Month: 70K per Day.


One of the most frequently asked questions we get is: “How many viruses do you find every day?”. I thought that the answer was the much bandied about figure that we’ve had for a while – 35,000 viruses a day. But since for several months now the answer to this question has normally been followed up by further enquiries seeking clarifications, as it is thought that this figure is too small, we decided to get to the bottom of this once and for all. We got down to some sums and, well, were rather astonished at what we discovered. The result necessitated an update: 70,000 daily …

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The Holy Grail of AV Testing, and Why It Will Never Be Found


My recent post on AV performance test caused more than a bit of a stir. But that stir was not so much on the blog but in and around the anti-malware industry. In short, it worked – since the facts of the matter are now out in the open and being actively discussed. But that’s not all: let’s hope it won’t just stimulate discussion, but also bring the much-needed change in the way AV tests are done, which is years overdue, and is also what I’ve been “campaigning” for for years. So, how should AV be tested? …

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