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Protection solutions for MacOS Sonoma tested
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The major test of protection software for companies and single-user PCs for MacOS took place for the first time in the AV-TEST laboratory under MacOS version Sonoma 14.3. 12 products tested showed what they can do in the areas of protection, system load and usability. One product surprised everyone with a slip-up. The increasing tensions in the world, the rise in ransomware or infostealers and many dangerous phishing attacks are not exempt from the Mac world either. On the contrary: the attacks are increasing because cyber criminals see great potential in the Mac user group. Attacks via infostealers in particular are also very current in the Mac universe. In addition…

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Test: Security software for endpoints and individual PCs
AV TEST News

The latest test results from the AV-TEST laboratory show very good performance of 16 established protection solutions for Windows at endpoints in companies. The laboratory also tested 16 products for non-networked individual PCs. The AV-TEST Institute tested a total of 2023 security solutions under Windows 32 in November and December 10. The detailed results show how well the products work in the areas of 'protection', 'system load' (performance) and 'usability'. 16 endpoint products in the test Each individual program had to fend off almost 12.000 real malware attacks, with all protective functions such as URL/web filters, behavior-based...

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Test: Endpoint solutions under Windows 11
AV TEST News

In September and October 2023, the AV-TEST Institute tested a total of 17 security solutions for companies and 17 packages for individual workstations under Windows 11 for their protective effect, system load and usability. Some products cannot withstand all attacks in the test. The experts at AV-TEST examined 17 security solutions for companies in the laboratory. It was tested to see how well they stand up to malware. Each individual program had to fend off nearly 20.000 real malware attacks, taking into account all protection features such as URL/web filtering, behavior-based detection and heuristics in the test against zero-day threats and common malware. In the counter-check, over…

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17 endpoint solutions for Windows 10 Pro tested
Testing 17 Endpoint Solutions for Windows 10 Pro - Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

After about a year at the latest, even laypeople know what a cyber war means and what collateral damage it can cause to completely uninvolved companies. The AV-TEST laboratory tested and evaluated the performance of 17 endpoint products. For the best protection of company and employee PCs with Windows, the AV-TEST specialists tested 17 protection products in the laboratory. The results show that the market offers very good security solutions for companies. However, individual products cannot quite keep up. War in Ukraine: Collateral damage to companies Last year there was always bad news about…

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Test: Can endpoint solutions be manipulated?
Test: Can endpoint solutions be manipulated?

AV-Comparatives has published the results of its anti-tampering protection test “Anti-Tampering Certification Test”, which shows whether endpoint solutions defend themselves against tampering: CrowdStrike, ESET, Kaspersky and Palo Alto Networks. The test attempts to disable or modify user and kernel space components of endpoint solutions to assess their anti-tampering properties. The test evaluates whether it is possible to disable or change AV/EPP/EDR components or functions through manipulation, with all tampering activities (manipulation) performed in the Windows user area. The following products are included in the test. CrowdStrike Falcon Enterprise ESET PROTECT Entry Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business Palo…

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Security test: 16 endpoint solutions 
B2B Cyber ​​Security ShortNews

AV-Comparatives has released the Business Main Test Series fact sheet for March and April. In the security test, 16 business protection solutions were examined and evaluated. A few products are not performing as well as might be expected. The results of the Real-World Protection Test and the Malware Protection Test provide important insights into the performance of these security products. The Real-World Protection Test measured each product's ability to protect against malicious URLs. For this purpose, 262 test cases were carried out from the beginning of March to the end of April. The Malware Protection Test evaluates the ability of any security program to protect a system...

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Windows 11: Endpoint Security in the test
Windows 11: Endpoint Security in the test

Since Windows 11 is increasingly becoming the standard system in companies as well, the AV-TEST laboratory tested 17 solutions for endpoints in companies and an additional 16 products for individual workstations or home office notebooks. The results show small surprises, but no disaster. In companies, malware such as Trojans, ransomware or data stealers always attack the weakest point: the end point with employees who usually have other high skills than cybersecurity, for example. Since companies are increasingly relying on new PCs and thus also Windows 11, the AV-TEST laboratory has 17 endpoint solutions...

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QR code phishing security test tool
QR code phishing security test tool

KnowBe4 is now offering a complementary QR code phishing security test tool that identifies users who are victims of QR code phishing attacks. The free tool (QR Code PST) helps businesses identify end-users who are particularly vulnerable to scanning malicious QR codes. Many companies are aware of the typical social engineering techniques used by malicious actors. These include phishing, spear phishing and identity theft to manipulate employees and infiltrate systems. Actors have now recognized the popularity of QR codes and are using them for targeted phishing attacks. Targeted QR code phishing attacks QR code phishing is a social engineering attack that uses a…

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Test: Can you rely on endpoint security?
Test: Can you rely on endpoint security?

Since the mass ransomware campaigns by APT groups and the collateral damage caused by the Ukraine-Russia conflict, cyber defense at the endpoint has been the hot topic. The AV-TEST laboratory has tested 17 endpoint security solutions for Windows and shows whether the company solutions can also be relied on. In its series of tests on protection solutions for companies, the AV-TEST laboratory tested 17 endpoint solutions on Windows 10. Many manufacturers can score with strong results and even earn the additional TOP PRODUCT award. Strong results in the test lab For a comprehensive evaluation of the protection quality of an endpoint solution, the lab checks every…

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Endpoint security: defense against the latest ransomware
Endpoint security: defense against the latest ransomware

APT groups use many different attack tactics. AV-TEST attacked protection products for companies in 10 currently used scenarios with the techniques ".Net Reflective Assembly loading", ".Net Dynamic P/Invoke" and "AMSI Bypass". Only half of the products examined were able to withstand 100 percent of all attacks. The Advanced Threat Protection tests are specific, but they repeatedly test protection software against the latest attack techniques from the APT groups. Such as ".Net Reflective Assembly loading", a technique used in its basic form in attacks by Cobalt Strike, Cuba or Lazarus. But also the techniques ".Net Dynamic...

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