Over 30M people use Facebook's anti-virus marketplace

Facebook serves anti-virus software to over 30 million people through its AV marketplace — a function you probably didn’t realize Facebook had. The company added eight new security companies to the mix today that will provide virus protection and security tools to Facebook users.

Google, what exactly is the China connection for the phishing scare?

When Google said yesterday that Jinan, China is the apparent origin of a worrying phishing attack against hundreds of people, including U.S government officials and Chinese human rights activists, it ignored at least two other attack sources referred by the expert who first called attention to that very attack.

Facebook adds new protection against dubious web links with WOT

Facebook users can now click links from other users with a little more trust. Facebook and crowdsourced website reputation service Web of Trust (WOT) begin collaboration today to give Facebook’s over 500 million users reliable protection against dubious web links.

IBM: Biggest threat to the cloud could be security issues

The number of exploitable options in computer programs grew by 36 percent in 2010, largely a result of the increased prevalence of Web apps and looming cloud-computing security threats, according to IBM’s X-force security report released Thursday.

Malware spreads to emerging countries as cyber threats multiply

Thanks to cookie-cutter tools, cyber attacks are multiplying exponentially across the internet, hitting both developed and emerging countries in all regions of the world, according to an annual assessment by security vendor Symantec.