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Sources for Computer Virus News Alerts

If your concerned about security and need to know the latest information about possible virus and malware threats, then take a quick look at the following list.  The data from these sites is updated regularly and can help you keep ahead of an outbreak or attack.

McAfee Virus Information

See the latest virus information on McAfee’s virus alert page. Use the dropdown to select among malware, hoaxes, jokes, or view all.  You can also sign up for email alerts too.

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Symantec/Norton’s Threat Explorer

Get a breakdown of vulnerabilities, threats, and risks at Symantec’s Threat Explorer.  Plus see what popular “applications” are currently vulnerable to attacks so you can get them patched.

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Trend Micro’s Threat Encyclopedia

See the latest that Trend Micro has identified as a threat at the Threat Encyclopedia.

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SophosLabs Blog

Read what the industry experts at Sophos have to say about what’s going on with recent threats at the SophosLabs Blog.  Subscribe to their RSS feed and signup for email notifications too.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins

Only for those running Windows – get the latest on Microsoft vulnerabilities at their Security Bulletin Search page.  Don’t forget to signup for automatic security notifications.

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Security Focus

The Security Focus Vulnerabilities page allows you to search for vulnerabilities by vendor. Get even more granular by drilling down into titles and software versions. Get your Security Focus newsletters too.

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Computer Associates – Vulnerability Information Center

Find newly discovered vulnerabilities and alerts from the Vulnerability Information Center at CA. From there branch off to virus and spyware news.

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I’m sure there are a few more reputable sources for this kind of information. Please post your favorites in the comments.

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One Response to “Sources for Computer Virus News Alerts”

  1. This is a very useful list. My favorites are Threat Encyclopedia and Security Focus, they helped me get rid of some nasty viruses.
    Thank you for gathering all this websites for us.

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