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How to tell whether a website is secure or not


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?


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?


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

How to get started with the Norman Security Portal

norman security portal

If you are a user, partner or a potential partner: Register for a free trial here: Just enter some basic data about yourself and your business then you can start deploying security on your endpoints in a matter of minutes! Generate the client installer from within the portal, create … Read More

The Dutch privacy regulations on innovative products fall behind


Peter Zwollo Channel Account Manager Benelux at Norman Data Defense Systems B.V. (Inc.) –  Just passing through the region, we visited the so called Drielandenpunt (the ‘Tripoint’, which is between The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany) on the Vaalserberg hill, including it’s well-known Wilhelmina Tower. Pleasantly enjoying the sunshine and the … Read More

Know someone who plays computer games? Better warn them of game-stealing virus


The people who play computer games tend to be some of the most knowledgeable computer users around, but it doesn’t mean they’re immune to computer viruses. In fact, thanks to a new virus that is specifically designed to steal players’ computer games, anyone who spends a lot of time gaming … Read More

“My computer is running slowly – is it a virus?”

slow computer

As a company dedicated to stopping computer viruses, we’re often asked what symptoms a computer infected with malware will show. Perhaps the most common enquiry is: “my computer is running slower than normal – do I have a virus?” Unfortunately, the answer to that question is: maybe. There are many … Read More

In the News – Shellshock and cellphone communication intercepted

Kristian Bognaes

In the News – September 2014 Kristian A. Bognaes, Director, Norman Safeground Development Center – Is your cellphone safe? When you use your cellphone to make a call or send a text message, you are used to thinking that the GSM connection is encrypted and safe, right? Not necessarily. It … Read More

Watch out for emails with “Order no.” in the subject


Email providers like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are normally quite good at filtering out emails that could compromise your internet security. Users of those services will never see the hundreds of SPAM emails they receive daily, because the above companies have become so good at finding and filtering malicious or … Read More


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