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We have five author-signed copies of "The Florentine Deception" available, a new cyber security thriller by Symantec chief engineer Carey Nachenberg.

Everyone who +1 this post AND leaves a comment here within the next five days has a chance to win a copy (we will contact the winners privately).

Carey will be donating all proceeds from the novel to charities, so if you enjoy science-based thrillers/adventures, please pick up a copy. Find out more at http://florentinedeception.weebly.com/
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Sounds like a good book!
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AV-TEST will present about a "Platform-Independent Malware Analysis Framework" and "Smart Home Definition and Security Threats" on 19th May 2015 at the IMF 2015, the 9th International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics in Magdeburg, Germany.
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Statement regarding Tencent products in recent Windows tests

After in-depth investigations, certain optimizations have been identified in Tencent products which are clearly designed to improve their ratings in AV-TEST's performance testing. These optimizations, which have been found in all recent public versions of the products, provide minimal benefit to normal users and could even degrade the level of protection offered by the products.

All three testing labs involved in these investigations - AV-TEST, AV-Comparatives and Virus Bulletin - expect participants in their tests to behave in an open and ethical manner at all times, and consider this sort of "gaming" of tests to be unhelpful to both developers and users. The labs will be imposing stricter controls on participants to reduce opportunities for such actions, and will revoke all affected certifications and awards granted so far in 2015.
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Why we cannot tolerate unethical behavior in the anti-malware industry [AMTSO] - http://www.amtso.org/PR20150506
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UPDATE #2 - Qihoo 360 has published the following statement:

"Qihoo and testing labs: Multiple engine technology explained"

http://blog.360totalsecurity.com/en/qihoo-and-testing-labs-multiple-engine-technology-explained/
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The AV-TEST BEST ANDROID SECURITY PRODUCT 2014 AWARD recognizes the safest product for mobile devices. The 2014 award went to two apps due to a tie vote: Qihoo 360 AntiVirus and Cheetah Mobile Clean Master.

http://www.av-test.org/en/award/2014/

Der AV-TEST AWARD BEST ANDROID SECURITY PRODUCT 2014 prämiert das sicherste Produkt für mobile Geräte. Der Award 2014 wurde wegen Punktegleichstand an zwei Apps vergeben: Qihoo 360 AntiVirus und Cheetah Mobile Clean Master.

http://www.av-test.org/de/award/2014/
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Dauertest: Bremst Antiviren-Software den PC?
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Kritiker behaupten, dass Schutz-Software für Windows einen PC stark ausbremst. AV-TEST hat in einem 14-monatigen, sehr aufwändigen Performance-Dauertest geprüft, wie hoch der Preis in Sachen Leistung für mehr Schutz ist und gibt klare Antworten.
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+AV-TEST GmbH danke für die Antwort. Noch eine Frage zu Antiviren Programmen für Android. Handelt es sich bei der getesteten Qihoo 360 AntiVirus App, um https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo360.mobilesafe, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.qihoo.security (als Weiterentwicklung) oder eine ganz andere Version, welche nicht auf Google Play verfügbar ist?
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AV-TEST already registered more than 60 million new malware samples this year. That's 5 new viruses per second! http://www.av-test.org/en/statistics/

AV-TEST registrierte bereits über 60 Millionen neue Malware-Samples in diesem Jahr. Das sind 5 neue Viren pro Sekunde! http://www.av-test.org/de/statistiken/
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We're looking forward to attending the 9th International CARO Workshop in Hamburg, Germany, next week: "Digital Judo - Fighting back". See you there! http://2015.caro.org/
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* UPDATE *

Unfortunately we have to post an update to our current findings. So far we checked the possible manipulation of our protection tests. This is what is being reflected in the posted statement.

We have now started to evaluate the possible manipulation of our performance testing. We have found strong evidence that another company, not Qihoo, is optimizing their product to do well in our performance test by excluding certain files and processes from checking. This is based on filenames and process names and can pose a security risk as well! We will check with AV-Comparatives and VB100 to verify our findings and will let you know as soon as we have the final data.

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Today, three of the world’s most renowned and trusted security testing bodies, AV‐Comparatives, AV-TEST and Virus Bulletin, stand united to censure a security vendor after finding the firm  submitted products for comparative and certification testing which behaved significantly differently  from those made available to its users and customers.

Read more here: http://www.av-test.org/fileadmin/pdf/VB-AVC-AVT-press-release.pdf
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The legend that Mac OS X is supposedly invincible is not borne out by the facts. In the aftermath of major attacks by Flashback, the police Trojan Browlock or Shellshock, the number of assaults on Mac OS X continues to increase. That is why the AV-TEST laboratory tested 10 security packages for Mac OS X and even certified 9 of them.
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9 OS X antimalware suites get the thumbs up from AV-TEST - http://www.techrepublic.com/article/9-os-x-antimalware-suites-get-the-thumbs-up-from-av-test/
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Endurance Test: Does antivirus software slow down PCs?
Critics maintain that protection software for Windows really puts the brakes on PCs. In a 14-month, extremely comprehensive performance endurance test, AV-TEST examined the trade-off of performance versus protection, and came up with some conclusive answers.
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Performance-Dauertest: Diese Virenscanner bremsen Ihren PC - http://www.com-magazin.de/news/virenscanner/virenscanner-bremsen-pc-928679.html
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Greetings from San Francisco! Andreas Marx, CEO at AV-TEST, currently passing several meetings as well as interviews daily at the RSA Conference 2015. #RSAC

Viele Grüße aus San Francisco! Andreas Marx, Geschäftsführer der AV-TEST GmbH, nimmt in diesen Tagen an diversen Gesprächen und Interviews auf der RSA Conference 2015 teil.
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AV-TEST GmbH Klewitzstr. 7 39112 Magdeburg Germany
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The company AV-TEST GmbH is a worldwide operating and leading service provider for IT security testing and consultancy services.
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Our team has 20 years of experience in the area of anti-virus research and data security. Every year we perform more than 4,500 product tests of anti-virus, anti-spyware, personal firewalls and related products on behalf of vendors, integrators (OEM), corporate users and magazines.