Security

Edge Computing for Enhanced IoT Device Network Efficiency

September 28, 2017
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Managing IoT devices can be very tough. Chiefly because they sometimes depend heavily on quick data processing. For this to happen, the data centers or servers responsible for processing the IoT device data has to be located in close proximity to the IoT device. This is not possible always. Therefore to avoid this problem and […]

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Security Gadgets That Make You Feel Safer at Home

September 21, 2017
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Do you feel 100% safe in your own home? Well, you should. In this increasingly digitized world, most devices have become smart devices that connect to the internet. Using Wi-Fi, you can monitor and control your electronic devices from pretty much anywhere, using your smartphone. Your house can be transformed too, simply by making use […]

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The Evolution of Banking Trojans

September 7, 2017
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Present-day criminals needn’t hack high-end bank vaults or engage in credit card skimming to steal money. While undoubtedly benign and useful on the whole, the rapid rise of advanced IT solutions over past few years has got a flip side – it allows threat actors to take their tactics a notch further. In domains where […]

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Ransomware Affiliate Systems Are on the Rise

August 24, 2017
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Crypto ransomware keeps taking the world by storm. It props a multimillion-dollar underground economy providing cyber-extortionists with abundant resources to fine-tune their modus operandi. Amidst the whole noise surrounding this despicable business model since 2013, the Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) principle is the new black. It renders online extortion increasingly toxic by making ransomware programs readily available […]

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A Lowdown on Modern Online Extortion Tactics

August 24, 2017
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Although the scourge of ransomware has become synonymous with online extortion over the past several years, things aren’t entirely black and white in this arena of cybercrime. Amidst the noise of ubiquitous ransomware incursions, people started forgetting that Internet-borne blackmail isn’t restricted to file-encrypting malware alone. In fact, perpetrators have plenty of other resources on […]

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How to Protect from Ransomware Cyber Attack

May 24, 2017
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A ransomware is a cybercriminal’s best friend. This decade-old malicious software makes hacking computers from different parts of the world a job so easy for these enemies of the law. Usually transmitted through web pop-ups and emails, ransomware can easily access an individual’s private information, and leave a threat that can possibly destroy that person’s […]

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How to Establish a Cyber Security Action Plan for Your Business

May 5, 2017
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Cyber security is not an issue you can afford to ignore. Cyber attacks grow ever more sophisticated and hackers don’t sleep. A serious data breach is catastrophic for a company’s reputation, but with technology increasingly entwined in our everyday lives, businesses need a multi-faceted action plan if they want to minimize risks. There is no […]

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How Ransomware Uses Powershell

February 15, 2017

Fileless Attacks: The Evolution of Ransomware Ransomware continues to produce significant revenue for hackers as consumers and companies move toward complete digital storage — if access to personal documents or key corporate information is suddenly and completely restricted, it’s no surprise victims are willing to pay rather than risk complete data destruction. While hackers typically […]

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A Look at the Current Malware Preying on Surfers and How to Prepare

July 5, 2016
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There was a time when average computer users were mostly concerned with sociopathic cyber threats that would erase data and cripple the operating system. Early computer viruses were mostly intended for cyber vandalism; however, the world of malicious software (malware) would eventually evolve into invasion of privacy, data theft, fraud, blackmail, and even extortion. According […]

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How to Protect Your Data When Shopping Online

May 7, 2015
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Shopping online has boomed over the last decade. On Black Friday, there is no need to put yourself through long lines and crowds of people to get the good deals anymore. You can find almost anything you are looking for online. However, as more online shops pop up, we continue to find an increase in […]

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DDoS Attacks: Yes, You Are Vulnerable — But You Can Protect Yourself

October 7, 2014
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It’s an average Tuesday afternoon, when suddenly you begin receiving phone calls from your customers asking why they cannot access your website. You try to check it yourself, and receive error messages indicating that the page is not available, or that the server is busy. Nothing else appears to be amiss — your server is […]

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5 Ways to Secure Your Android Device

June 5, 2014
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With the omnipresence of smartphones these days, it’s hard to believe less than 10 years ago the concept was almost unknown. Granted, there were PDAs and other devices around for some time before then, but Blackberry really didn’t start making a splash in the US market until almost 2006. The introduction of the iPhone in […]

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7 Tips to Boost Your Digital Security

October 31, 2013
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The digital age has revolutionized our lives, but now that our homes are stuffed with internet-connected devices, the risk of compromising your online security is far greater. Just how safe are you—and how can you minimize your vulnerability when shopping online, paying your bills, or even checking your e-mail? Here are seven tips to improve […]

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Encrypt Sensitive Information Reliably

September 30, 2013
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Most of the small enterprises forget to secure their data whereas the top most organizations have their IT departments to secure the content with top quality software and hardware systems. The smaller enterprises do not wish to spend much on this and so depends on some standard consumer programs. These software programs seem to be […]

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Norton 360 Exclusive Features That Will Make You Smile

March 27, 2013
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Protecting your computer isn’t, and never should be, a game between you and the bad guys. You know, the ones that create the phishing emails and web sites, the spam, the spyware, the malware and the viruses. With the wrong software it can be just that: a game. But if you want to win permanently […]

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SPAM mails – where do they come from? I’ll tell ya!

March 19, 2013
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Research done by Giovane Cesar Moreira Moura from Twente University in Holland shows that it’s just a few bad ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) that is behind most of all the spam and scam e-mails that the rest of us is plastered with daily. He has looked into 42,000 ISP’s to find “the bad neighborhood” on […]

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Top 5 Ways to Improve your Internet Security

February 19, 2013
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With the Internet evolving continuously, it’s exponentially important to ensure our [tp lang=”en” only=”y”]online security[/tp][tp not_in=”en”]online security[/tp] is at its maximum. With viruses, identity theft and phishing scams all threatening our Internet experience, we need to ensure that our home network is fortified with online security software that can keep these nasties at bay. This is where […]

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Mobile Operating Systems – An Overview Of Security Features

December 9, 2012
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Increasing use of cell phones has extended this industry and now a day more Smartphones are sold than PCs. Smartphones are playing an important role not in the personal life of people but in their corporate life too. According to a study, a person spends more time on his Smartphone as compared to internet browsing. […]

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Information Security in the Era of Google Wallet

November 26, 2012
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Make sure your phone is secure, not a liability! About a decade ago, Microsoft let everyone know that the future of payment was using their phones and devices enabled with Bluetooth. While that never really happened, Google’s push for mobile payment seems to be much timelier and actually gaining traction. With popular phones using Google’s […]

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Advancements in Safe Technology

November 2, 2012
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The first safe was invented by brothers Charles and Jeremiah Chubb in 1835. The purpose of their invention was, simply put, to create a box that was durable and secure enough to prevent a thief’s efforts to steal its contents. This invention was enhanced in 1886 when Henry Brown created a metal safe that would […]

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iPhone Spy App Increases in Popularity

October 18, 2012
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Millions of people use smartphones, and particularly the iPhone. In fact, the new iPhone was reported to have sold millions within just a couple of days. It’s a phone that can do a wide variety of things, leaving many people to long for the opportunity to monitor what someone is doing on the device. This […]

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Rooting Android Devices: Know the risks!

September 5, 2012
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So you’ve got that android phone that you always dreamed of! Unpacked it, charged it and loved it. Started downloading apps or games and everything seems rosy in this picture perfect world. But can you download every app? How about trying to install some custom themes? What if you aren’t that satisfied with the in-built […]

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Two Innovative Ways Which Will Hack Your PC

August 28, 2012
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More than 80 million people in America use E-mails to connect with a lot of people across the globe and another 100 million surf the web to find different information and interact with the web. Although the number of online user is so high, only a few are able to protect their computer from major […]

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Will you survive losing all your data (photos, docs etc.)?

August 27, 2012
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The subject of this article is what I often ask people I know are not very computer/tech savvy, because often they have no clue about backup or they know it’s something that they “should be doing”, but they either don’t know how or just “haven’t gotten around to it yet”.In almost every single case the […]

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