Having only Anti-virus does not protect you completely against viruses. There are Spywares, Malwares, Worms, Trojans and more….to handle besides just the viruses. Your only chance of being protected is to get the best ‘Internet Security’ software which comes along with ‘Antivirus’ – or – Anti-virus and other Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Rootkit software. I am encouraging you to have these software because malwares, spywares or trojans can reside in PC silently and send your personal information (critical one) to hackers. One day you will know that your password for FaceBook or email has been changed by any hacker who got your personal information by any anonymous hacking website, even you had up-to-date Anti-virus program installed. Here is my recommendation for top 3 Anti-Malware, Anti-Spyware and Anti-Rootkit software recommendation. Why 3? Because its like tooth paste. You get different benefits in different tooth pastes of different brands. Different security programs have different capabilities to catch different infections and culprits.
Recently Kaspersky, Bit-defender, Face book websites were attacked via XSS and SQL Injections and their databases were exposed. Screen shots about their vulnerability and database tables were posted over internet.
Kaspersky is one of the leading companies in the security and antivirus market. Their website is down right now (9 feb 09, 6:42 pm) as I checked it, which was hacked recently. They are in maintenance mode. It seems as though they are not able to secure their own data bases. The companies who claim to secure our computers are not secure themselves. Seems incredible but unfortunately, its true. Through SQL injection some hackers were able to expose users, activation codes, lists of bugs, admins, shop and many more tables of their database. This is just a security alert though. No loss to customers and company as I suppose because the team involved is saying that their purpose is to alert the big companies about security measures. They have posted all the names of the tables in database though. Now I suppose we will see the new secure Kaspersky website. I have used myself this antivirus for quite a long time and then I had shifted to another one.
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