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In the news: The internet of things

Kristian Bognaes

In the News – March 2014 Kristian A. Bognaes, Director, Norman Safeground Development Center – Something that we keep hearing more and more frequently is the term ‘internet of things’. I have earlier covered some curious cases of alleged spying through water boilers and refrigerators. One case mentioned in the … Read More

Mac Users: Stay Safe with Norman Antivirus for OSX

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When the Flashback malware infected over 600,000 Macs, Norman decided that it was about time OSX users got our help, too. Therefore we’ve created Norman Antivirus for Mac – so Apple devices can be kept as secure as PCs. Typically, Apple Macs have a great reputation for being virus-free. But … Read More

The human factor

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Bjørn Lilleeng, Technical Integration Manager – On December 18. 2013, Target, the second largest discount retailer company in USA, reported that they were investigating a major data breach potentially involving millions of customer credit card records. Additional details were reported over the next weeks, and on January 10. 2014, Target … Read More

Introducing Norman Antivirus… on your Android phone!

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Are you worried about the huge increase in Android malware, infecting mobile phones and prank calling your parents? Actually, your parents are probably safe – mobile phone malware tends to focus on stealing your bank details and passwords (sorry, that’s not very comforting). Anyway, whether you’re worried about your bank … Read More

The Laplink PCmover Express for Windows XP

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Bjørn Lilleeng, Technical Integration Manager – It seems like my last question in the blog entry was at least partly answered by an announcement of March 3. Here Microsoft makes a new tool available to make it easier to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8: “We … Read More

In the News: Bitcoin and Apple iOS security flaw

Kristian Bognaes

In the News – February 2014 Kristian A. Bognaes, Director, Norman Safeground Development Center – February was filled with continuing news on cleanup- and investigative efforts related to previous data leaks and thefts. Still, we saw a few stories that point to problem areas that I expect will become more … Read More

What’s next for the 400 million Windows XP users

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Bjørn Lilleeng, Technical Integration Manager – Windows XP (maybe the most beloved Windows version ever) is approaching its end of life. Microsoft has officially announced that the 8th of April will be the last day of support for this operating system. When XP was released back in October 2001 it … Read More

OS’s and the evolution of malware

Kristian Bognaes

Kristian A. Bognaes, Director, Norman Safeground Development Center – One often gets the impression that the early operating systems available to computer users did not contain any security measures to protect against data theft and malware. The picture is a bit more nuanced, as I will show in this article. … Read More

In the news: hardware security, ATM skimmers and phishing fridges

Kristian Bognaes

In the News – December 2013 Kristian A. Bognaes, Director, Norman Safeground Development Center – January gave us a couple of more massive data breaches. News stories like these are almost becoming routine, unfortunately, so I will look at a few other things that made the news in the first … Read More

Cloud Storage: Good Idea or Not?

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Maarten Prins, Marketing Communication Manager Benelux – There are many storage options today: Hard drives, SSDs, USB sticks, NAS and cloud storage- but what’s best for you? Cloud computing is the future and cloud storage, with all its powerful features, seems to be the most efficient form of storage. Both … Read More

 

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