Although only one antivirus program is needed, Lincoln Spector of PCWorld said users need other programs that take care of other areas of internet security, such as a good firewall.
A new article from Marketwatch says that with cybercrime on the rise, the costs to business have increased as well. Businesses worried about data breaches should increase their internet security efforts as soon as possible.
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, said internet security is not at the level it should be at the RSA Security Conference in London.
A new virus could be dangerous for online banking customers, according to security experts. ThisIsMoney's website said a virus discovered in Spain looks just like an internet banking page in an effort to get account information. Internet users should antivirus software loaded up at all times.
In the past five years, federal network security breaches have seen a jump of 650 percent, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office released earlier this month. Improved internet security should be implemented to help quell the amount of security breaches.
A patch for Microsoft Internet Explorer, deemed "critical" by eWeek, fixes at least eight known internet security flaws in the web browser. The patch handled the web browser's memory and the way memory was accessed and allocate.
Although the U.S. Air Force revealed this week that a virus that has infected cockpits of its drone fleets is not harmful, word came out in The Associated Press that the malware infecting the drones is used to steal log-in and passwords from those who play online games, such as Mafia Wars.
When it comes to renewing the same antivirus program versus buying a new one, Ken Colburn of DataDoctors.com writes on KNXV's website that the only thing that matters is not getting caught in indecision. He said users need to be protected by a program, whether it is what they had before or completely new software.
Infamous hacking group Anonymous has allegedly threatened to attack the New York Stock Exchange's website in support of the Occupy Wall Street, according to news sources. With the news of the threat, NYSE employees may want to ramp up internet security in the coming days.
With the 2012 Olympics in London quickly approaching, officials for the games have been thoroughly testing internet security to make sure no worst-case scenarios end up playing out during the games.
A tool used by the German government to listen in on Skype calls may violate internet security rulings by the country's constitutional court, according to a European hacker club.
Although 97 percent of WI-Fi users recently surveyed by Wakefield Research report they believe the data on their devices and network are safe, the report said they may actually need added internet security. Participants asked if they had taken several recommended steps to protect their devices on Wi-Fi network scored an average score of 66 percent.
According to a report from Wired's Danger Room blog, Predator and Reaper drones have been affected by a persistent computer virus. The U.S. government said they have tried to wipe out the viruses, but they keep coming back. A stronger antivirus program may be needed for the government to withstand future attacks.
Internet security should always be ramped up when children are using the internet, and a new rigged online game highlights that there is usually no exception, as it has been trying to scam children for their parents' banking information and more.