The European Union’s highest court has today ruled against the transatlantic Safe Harbor agreement which had allowed companies to transfer European citizens’ personal data to the US. The decision, made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), will affect thousands of companies which had been transfering a wide range of information under an agreement that allowed them to circumvent Europe’s much stricter privacy rules.
As another testing lab informed us that they improved a lot recently, we updated our Testing Lab Comparison Table accordindly. Data is as of September 2015.
An overview of the most well-known testing labs can be found here.
For the second time, we ran an URL competition during the Virus Bulletin conference 2015. We plan to host a URL competition every year.
Conference delegates received a code to register for the competition.
26 Malware Hunters (from 14 different companies) joined the competition and submitted in total 238 URLs during the conference. Most of the submissions were 404, PUA, exploits that did not work on the target system or clean URLs/files. Continue reading
OPSWAT analyzed the market share of 64 anti-malware vendors for their August 2015 report, and the top three anti-malware vendors in their data are Avast at 16.3% market share, Microsoft at 15.7% [without counting Windows Defender] and Malwarebytes at 14.5%. These numbers reflect only those installations where Real-Time Protection is enabled.
We get sometimes asked why we do not test all mobile security (anti-malware) products out there. There exist several hundred apps worldwide, if we would count every rebranded security software or other various products providing some form of security.
In the mobile security comparative tests/reviews, we usually include only products of vendors which applied to get their security product scrutinized and publicly evaluated.
On the page below you can find a list of about 50 relatively well-known mobile security vendors (for Android), just to give you an impression that there are more products out there then most of the users even known/heard about.
In the Mac security comparative tests/reviews, we usually include only products of vendors which applied to get their security product scrutinized and publicly evaluated.
On the page below you can find a list of 25 relatively well-known Mac security vendors.