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The August Trojan and how you can protect yourself

A new malware strain that can steal credentials and other sensitive information from victims without them knowing about it is currently making the rounds online. Dubbed the August Trojan, this malicious code can a steal a victim’s files and access their credentials, among others. Proofpoint made the discovery in December 2016 after observing multiple, highly […]

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A new malvertising campaign targeting routers

A new malware strain has been recently identified by Kaspersky Lab researchers as a Trojan that spreads itself via downloads in Android devices. Dubbed Switcher, the said Trojan uses Android devices to infect routers that the infected device is connected to. The Switcher Trojan conducts breaches against routers by employing aggressive password guessing attacks that […]

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Popcorn Time: Why it’s more dangerous than most ransomware

Ransomware attacks have proven themselves to be one of the biggest online threats to emerge in the last few years, being deemed a billion-dollar problem in 2016 from a mere nuisance when they were first discovered around the mid-2000s. What makes ransomware infections even more alarming is that the mode of attacks are becoming more […]

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How to protect your device from becoming part of a botnet

Botnets are among the biggest online threats for enterprises. Because of the various ways a user’s computer or device can be turned into a part of a botnet, as well as the growing Internet connectivity among even the most commonly used items such as home appliances, it’s easier for hackers to expand their army of […]

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Privacy And Security Predictions for 2017

2016 was a landmark year for cyber security and privacy issues – and not all of them good. While certain advancements in technology made it possible for us to secure and encrypt our data and details about our lives in a more accessible and easier way, there will always be criminals who will be one […]

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Security tips for your newly bought phones and laptops

Did you get a brand new smartphone or laptop as your Christmas gift? Consider doing these if you want to make the most out of your spanking new device! Get new security software A new smartphone or laptop won’t always come with security software pre-installed. If they do, most of the time the pre-installed antivirus […]

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Protect yourself from the Locky ransomware via a VPN

If you’re the type of Internet user to quickly open image files on social media channels such as Facebook Messenger, you may need to think twice the next time you do so. This is because Locky, an infamous ransomware strain, is currently being circulated around social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn via an […]

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Things we are thankful for in cyber security and Net Neutrality

The year 2016 has been a tumultuous year for Internet users all over the world. We saw the rise of ransomware as a formidable online threat. More vulnerabilities were found and exploited in infrastructures that banks employ to protect our money. Social engineering is becoming even more complex, and therefore more effective, especially when carried […]

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Shopping online? Here are a few safety and security tips

Online shopping allows customers to conveniently browse through their favorite online selections in the comfort of their homes or offices, which is perfect for those who do not want commutes and long queues at checkout counters. Shopping online is not without downsides however, especially in terms of Internet safety and security. If you’re planning to […]

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7 of the most malicious ransomware strains of 2016

Around the end of September this year, Europol released a statement tagging ransomware as currently the biggest online threat for Internet users. Days prior to this announcement, popular security app developer Malwarebytes found that ransomware attacks were on the rise as 40 percent out of 500 businesses surveyed reported that they have experienced these attacks, […]

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