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Symantec Finds New Duqu Malware Variant

ymantec researchers recently uncovered a new version of the Duqu malware.

“Researchers from Symantec announced the discovery of a new Duqu driver, the component responsible for loading the malware’s encrypted body, on Monday via Twitter,” writes PCWorld’s Lucian Constantin. “The driver is called mcd9x86.sys and was compiled on Feb. 23, said Vikram Thakur, principal security response manager at Symantec.” Continue reading Symantec Finds New Duqu Malware Variant

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PC defense indepth by using sandboxing application

By Eric Geier, PCWorld .

How to Keep Your PC Safe With SandboxingIf viruses and malware are a regular problem for you, or if you’re simply worried that your antivirus program isn’t sufficient, you can add an extra layer of defense to your PC by setting up a sandboxing application. A properly sandboxed set of Windows programs can protect you from malware that your antivirus utilities miss, keeping your PC and your personal data more secure while you’re shopping online, say, or visiting potentially dicey Web sites. Continue reading PC defense indepth by using sandboxing application