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Monthly Archives: May 2012

How to Keep Your Facebook Data Private from Apps

Unlike the Avengers, Norman’s Security Superheroes protect the world in secret, using their brains instead of their muscles (or an iron suit, gamma radiation or a secret serum). Sometimes, however, our heroes have to reveal themselves to inform the world of how to stay safe online. That’s why Senior Security … Read More

Strong Security Begins With the Right Strategy

There is a steady stream of discussion about the security threats modern organizations face daily – viruses, zero-day exploits, advanced persistent threats and other malware attacks. This can make it easy to overlook the fact that designing systems to be secure is just as important as combating threats. Poor security … Read More

Norman Declares War on Security Shield, a Fake AntiVirus Software

Our Research & Development team always keeps up-to-date with the latest malware threats – it’s just part of the job. But when malware pretends to be antivirus software, well, then it gets personal. So to the criminals behind Security Shield: we’re onto you. We’re raising the alert over Security Shield … Read More

Those Pesky Passwords

As I mentioned in a previous post, the long-ago patched Conficker worm is continuing to infect millions of new computers. Researchers have found that nearly every incident, 92 percent, is due to a single practice – poor password security. Unfortunately, the spread of Conficker is far from the only problem … Read More


Watch Out for the Windows Telephone Scam

I used to be excited when I came home to six messages on my answering machine. But that was before a fake Windows telephone scam started calling five times a day, trying to convince me to give them my money. The caller will claim to be either a member of … Read More

Internet Advice to Kids: Stop. Think. Connect.

Parents often ask us for advice on how to their keep children safe online. The EMC Corporation and RSA, an organization committed to finding innovative practical solution to today’s social challenges have joined forces to promote safe internet use. Their video is called “Stop. Think. Connect”, and is saturated with … Read More

Religious Websites Worse Than Porn (For Viruses)

Religious websites might be useful for finding salvation, but they certainly won’t save your soul from computer viruses. A recent study stated that religious and ideological websites host three times more malware than porn websites. The research detailed how many threats were found on websites, with religious pages scoring the … Read More

Security Doesn’t Need to be Complicated

As hard as it is to believe, the three-year old Conficker worm, long patched, is still causing significant security problems in many businesses, according to Microsoft’s recently released bi-annual Security Intelligence Report. Conficker infections have increased 225 percent each quarter since its discovery in late 2008. Researchers report that the … Read More


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