Reports that Russia used Kaspersky antivirus to probe US targets highlight the inherent risks of software that millions rely on for protection. Source: Kaspersky, Russia, and the Antivirus Paradox
Last year, a series of record-setting attacks hitting sites including KrebsOnSecurity and a French Web host underscored a new threat that had previously gone overlooked: millions of Internet-connected digital video recorders and similar devices that could easily be wrangled into botnets that challenged the resources of even large security services. Source: One of 1st-known Android… Read More One of 1st-known Android DDoS malware infects phones in 100 countries
[UPDATE: Apple confirmed to us that any systems that are up to date, website running El Capitan or later, are protected. We’ve also confirmed from those in the know that the issue has been fixed since around January and only affected older and out of date Macs.] A security researcher has discovered a piece of… Read More Mac malware discovered in the wild allows webcam photos, screenshots, key-logging
This is a fantastic infographic showing 8 ways to protect yourself from cybercrime (spam, ampoule hacking and ransomeware).
Source: Security News – Trend Micro USA Petya ransomware explained. Source: Frequently Asked Questions: The Petya Ransomware Outbreak – Security News – Trend Micro USA
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We live in a fast moving digital world filled with a plethora of electronic devices which we have come to depend upon to record personal information, house our photos, compose and receive email, prepare work documents, create art and use online services to connect to our banks and favorite shopping sites. But this convenience comes… Read More Choosing a Password Manager for your Data Security