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Antivirus Software

McAfee antivirus software founder on the run after murder on Belize

Neighbours said the antivirus-software pioneer was stand-offish and unfriendly. Photos: SCMP Pictures

Police in the Central American nation of Belize are hunting for computer antivirus pioneer John McAfee to question him about the murder of his neighbour in the Caribbean.

Wednesday, 14 November, 2012, 3:52am

Social networking sites pose password dangers

Risks of identity theft and computer fraud are growing at a fast rate, driven by the rapid expansion of internet social networking into people's homes and workplaces.

The protection against identity theft requires a multiprong approach, according to Sam Tong, a security consultant at Symantec.cloud Hong Kong.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

'Arms race' in bid to protect information

When Michael Gazeley hears of incidents like the recent attack on the stock exchange website, his first reaction is usually one of surprise. Not at the gall or ingenuity of the perpetrators, but at the latest target's apparent lack of knowledge and preparedness.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Web security firm outguns industry giants

Managed security services provider Network Box is looking to parlay its triumph at this year's Hong Kong Awards for Industries into further expansion of its domestic and international business.

'We certainly hope so,' said Michael Gazeley, the co-founder and managing director of Network Box. 'We are obviously working hard.'

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Protecting data is a daunting challenge businesses face

'Complete privacy does not exist'

The tagline for yet another reality TV show? The Wikileaks mission statement? No. This was Google, quoted from its defence against an invasion of privacy lawsuit, deposed in the United States in 2008.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Staying on guard against attacks

Do you remember Melissa? You should do: it was her 10th birthday recently. And sometimes she spells her name Malissa. Or 'Kwyjibo'. She's indiscreet, expensive, but oh so infectious.

25 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Technological breakthrough in war against malware writers

Innovators behind a breakthrough real-time malware detection technology are hailing the increased security reported after independent tests of the in-the-cloud protection system.

McAfee said its internet-based Artemis Technology's ability to protect against attacks from malware has received high ratings since entering the market in the last quarter of 2008.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Professional tips for users to avoid risks on the internet

With the number of information technology security threats constantly on the rise in the war between hackers and the security industry, experts warn that one major loophole often goes unsolved: the user.

But while the security industry is quick to point fingers, they also concede that they have a role to play in educating users about how to protect themselves.

28 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

New class of cyber criminals makes Net more dangerous

For many people not engaged in the information technology (IT) industry, the concept of a hacker seems abstract and comical, with the image of the spotty teenager cracking systems for bragging rights often coming to mind.

However, security experts warn that the days of nuisance hacks, as espoused by the Kevin Mitnicks of the world, are over. Nowadays it is all about profit.

30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

New criminal tactic takes advantage of users' concerns over security

Cyber criminals are sending out false security applications as users become more conscious of the need for safeguards, a leading provider of unified threat management solutions warns.

30 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

on guard

As use of the internet continues to grow - both on personal computers and smartphones - so, too, does the number of online threats.

The following security software packages help ensure your private digital data and adventures in cyberspace are shielded from malicious programs and hackers.

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


I have bought an iPod Touch, which arrived with the usual bundle of applications. Existing users can download applications but only from the iTunes store, which is not available in Hong Kong. How might I be able to get them?

Brian Paterson, Tong Fuk, Lantau

18 May 2008 - 12:00am

Safety first

If you bank online, trade on eBay or are simply shopping on the Web for Christmas gifts, it is best to be aware there are malicious programs out there intent on obtaining your personal data.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Kingsoft gears up for expansion as it seeks to raise up to HK$768m

Kingsoft Corp, a Beijing-based software and online game firm, starts selling shares to the public on Monday as it seeks to raise as much as HK$768 million to fund new development.

The company, founded in 1988 by chairman Kau Pak-kwan, 42, is selling 213.34 million shares for between HK$2.90 and HK$3.60 each, according to a sale document obtained by fund managers.

21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Internet attacks raise alert

Malware strikes mainland, other fast-moving economies

A thriving underground trade in malicious software used to create automated, targeted attacks online has raised warnings on the worsening state of internet security in China and other fast-growing Asian economies, industry experts say.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:00am