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Yearly Archives: 2011

What Does Malware Look Like?

It’s time to celebrate New Year and what would be a better way to welcome 2012 than fireworks! To celebrate the New Year we’re sharing these amazing images we’ve created based on data collected by our Malware Analyzer G2. (A special thanks to Jonathan Camp from our Malware Detection Team … Read More

SOPA – Totally Useless or Great Solution?

There’s a lot of discussion on the web about the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) currently being debated in the US. Some people say it’s vital to stop piracy, while others think it’ll be the end of the internet as we know it. Whatever side of the fence you fall … Read More


Browser Security – Is There Really A Winner?

When you’re out exploring in your car, you know a bit about its safety features – newer tyres have more grip than older ones, airbags are preferable to not and disc breaks are better than standard ones.  But what about when you’re exploring the web – do you know why … Read More

This Is The New Facebook Timeline

Never a company to shy away from privacy controversy, Facebook’s new timeline feature has got people up-in-arms over both chronic over-share and potential security holes. In the spirit of sharing, here’s our tips for a painless transaction to the Timeline. Why is This Important? It’s important to remember why taking … Read More

I Know What You Downloaded

Ok, so I don’t know, but your neighbour can find out. Or your spouse. Or boss. If you haven’t heard of torrents, you’ve probably never illegally downloaded any movies or music from the internet. If frequently use torrent websites, however, you could be jeopardising both your computer’s security and risking … Read More

That Facebook check-in? A Christmas present to burglars

Christmas is the best time of the year to be social, with presents to buy, parties to go to and people to visit. In fact, with so much goodwill going around, there’s only one place you shouldn’t be too friendly – your social media accounts. The big problem with using … Read More

Skype Flaw Opens Door To Your Personal Data

Making phone calls from your computer is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family, but did you also know it helps hackers touch your private information? The most recent security flaw was discovered just last week in a service most of us know and love – … Read More

How Facebook security hole exposed Zuckerberg’s privates

Facebook – with its 800 million users – had its security compromised last week, and its founder Mark Zuckerberg had his private photos spread all over the internet. But how was it done? And what does it mean to us? A user on a bodybuilding forum first discovered the bug … Read More

3 Ways To Create Strong Passwords

You asked, we delivered! In some of my previous blog posts I’ve been talking about strong passwords. Many of our blog readers have approached me, asking for a guide to create strong passwords. I’m introducing you three methods for creating passwords – and as always, you’re welcome to share your … Read More

Best Tips for Safe Christmas Online Shopping

We know that Christmas is a wonderful time for giving to loved ones, but if you don’t shop safely on the internet, you could also be giving cyber thieves a huge Christmas present. As a gift to you, we’ve put together a list of five top tips for safe online … Read More


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