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Malware now infecting users from popular website

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Halloween may be behind us, but there’s still one major scare left this year: a malware that’s been infecting users from legitimate websites like Yahoo and AOL. Popular – but misguided – wisdom concerning computer viruses often suggests that your computer will only be infected by malware if you’ve been … Read More

How to safely bank online

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The internet can be a dangerous place, so it’s understandable that many people like to keep their bank details safe by never banking online. However, for most of us, banking online can be quick, efficient and still be secure – as long as you know what you’re doing. If you’re … Read More

Cloudability

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By Jeroen Hentschke, Channel Sales Engineer Benelux – Cloudability. The term most probably does not ring a bell but as you might suspect it has something to do with cloud computing. From my daily contact with customers, I have noticed that cloud computing is now a well-established concept that people … Read More

How to detect if a website is trying to steal your data

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One of the best ways for criminals to steal your information on the internet isn’t by creating a complicated computer virus that outsmarts internet security professionals but by tricking users into simply handing over their information. This criminal activity is known as “phishing”. Typically, criminals will spoof an official website … Read More

Dangerous memory sticks, smart electricity meters and cash registers being hit by malware

Kristian Bognaes

In the News – October 2014 Kristian A. Bognaes, Director, Norman Safeground Development Center – Dangerous USB memory sticks Back in August, some concept code was demonstrated at the BlackHat conference that could turn ordinary USB memory stick into quite dangerous devices (Nohl, Krissler, Lell). Recently, this concept code was … Read More

Why websites will never ask for your password

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If you’ve got an email account, you might occasionally come across messages asking for you to “confirm your password” for an online service. These emails should always be ignored, and you should never click on links inside them. Read on to find out why. It’s typically criminals who send these … Read More

How to tell whether a website is secure or not

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We’ve said it before, but we’ll never stop repeating the message: when you’re browsing the web it’s important to know that your information is secure. The real talent, however, is knowing how to tell when a website is safe to use. One of the best methods for understanding whether your … Read More

SHELLSHOCK: Should you be worried?

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If you’ve seen any computer news in the past few weeks, you might have seen “Shellshock” being discussed. So what is this security threat – and should you be worried? For a start – and for a change – this is an issue that affects Apple Mac computers, rather than … Read More

“The Snappening” – have 200,000 photos of naked teenagers really been hacked and shared on the internet?

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Many newspapers are reporting that naked photos of 200,000 teenagers have been leaked onto the internet from the popular iPhone and Android app “Snapchat”. That huge number would make this hack the biggest invasion of privacy the world has ever seen. But is there more to this number than meets … Read More

Why you need Two Factor Authentication

Two Factor Authentication

In security circles, two-factor authentication (2FA) is considered one of the best methods to keep you and your information safe online. But what is it, and how can it keep you safe online? 2FA is a method of authentication that requires two separate factors: something you know, and something you … Read More

 

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