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Protect your device from HummingWhale infections

In February 2016, Check Point discovered a malware strain that establishes a persistent rootkit in an infected device with the goal of generating fraudulent ad revenue for the perpetrators. Named HummingBad, the malware was able to generate $300,000 in monthly revenue in just 5 months after discovery, in addition to infecting more than 10 million […]

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Malicious code hidden in images: Stay secure with a VPN

Malware attacks continue to skyrocket. Making this worse is how cyber criminals are able to continuously think of new and innovative ways to conduct infections. From overlay malware to Popcorn Time, there’s just no telling how far the perpetrators can go in terms of the types of malware attacks that they can come up with. […]

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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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5 Cyber Security Resolutions To Consider For The New Year

It’s typical for people to prepare themselves for a new year by compiling a list of things they need to improve, based on their experiences in the last year. Cyber security works the same way. By building on the previous experiences of the past year, cyber security becomes increasingly sophisticated in the face of new […]

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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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How a VPN can help you avoid Google account breaches

Cyber attacks against Google accounts have increased in number and strength over the last few years. While the security infrastructures employed by Google’s servers are formidable enough to withstand even the most resilient of these attacks, the growing sophistication of hacking techniques is becoming a major challenge for the tech giant. Just recently, Israel-based security […]

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Traveling overseas? Here’s why you need a VPN

Are you planning going on a trip overseas? If so, then you should definitely get a virtual private network (VPN). VPNs have a lot of nifty features that can help make your travels easier and more fulfilling. Best of all, these features can be enjoyed for free, so there’s no reason for you not to […]

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