Security

Microsoft moves Symantec into the cloud

Microsoft moves Symantec into the cloud

105 services have been migrated from Symantec's on-premise infrastructure to Microsoft Azure
By Staff Writer Oct 18 2017, 10:23AM
Explainer: What is AES encryption?

Explainer: What is AES encryption?

AES is one of the most widely used encryption protocols, but where did it come from and how does it work?
By Jane McCallion Oct 12 2017, 1:10PM
The FBI has used records from VPN provider that claims not to keep logs

The FBI has used records from VPN provider that claims not to keep logs

The information helped lead to the arrest of a man last week in a cyberstalking case.
By Staff Writer Oct 11 2017, 10:35AM
Windows Firewall Control 5 released, extends protection offered by built-in firewall

Windows Firewall Control 5 released, extends protection offered by built-in firewall

Why does anyone need a third-party firewall when Windows offers one of its own? Good question...
By Nick Peers Oct 9 2017, 10:47AM
Kaspersky Labs denies report its software was used to hack NSA

Kaspersky Labs denies report its software was used to hack NSA

Russian hackers used a Kaspersky Labs antivirus product to steal hacking tools from the National Security Agency, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, subsequently denied by Eugene Kaspersky.
By Doug Olenick Oct 9 2017, 10:40AM
750m internet users risked ejection in ICANN security update - ISPs fault

750m internet users risked ejection in ICANN security update - ISPs fault

A proposed security change to the underlying infrastructure of the internet has been significantly delayed due to fears that it could knock an estimated one-in-four global Internet users, or 750 million people, offline at a stroke.
By Mark Mayne Oct 4 2017, 11:11AM
Chrome gets a NordVPN security extension

Chrome gets a NordVPN security extension

Access any site securely and free of tracking!
By David Hollingworth Oct 3 2017, 11:05AM
AI identity firm raises $30m from backers including Microsoft and Salesforce

AI identity firm raises $30m from backers including Microsoft and Salesforce

Onfido checks your face against international watchlist databases.
By Staff Writer Sep 29 2017, 9:19AM
Anti-virus collects data without user permissions & uses commercially

Anti-virus collects data without user permissions & uses commercially

A free mobile anti-virus app developed by the DU group, a developer of Android apps, has been found to collect user data without the device owners' consent.
By Tony Morbin Sep 21 2017, 11:19AM
Google security veteran warns AI cyber-defences won't help

Google security veteran warns AI cyber-defences won't help

More talent, less technology is the best strategy for keeping networks safe. Rather than use AI, companies are better off paying a bunch of junior engineers to patch vulnerabilities all day says Heather Adkins.
By Sep 20 2017, 12:02PM
Eugene Kaspersky to testify to US Congress

Eugene Kaspersky to testify to US Congress

The CEO will travel to the US to defend the accusations against his company.
By Zach Marzouk Sep 18 2017, 12:38PM
Surf the web securely and anonymously with Hotspot Shield 7

Surf the web securely and anonymously with Hotspot Shield 7

When it comes to protecting yourself online – particularly when surfing through insecure public connections – then nothing beats a good old VPN.
By Nick Peers Sep 18 2017, 12:01PM
US bans use of Kaspersky Labs software on government systems

US bans use of Kaspersky Labs software on government systems

Acting on concerns that Russian company Kaspersky Lab has connections to cyber-espionage activities, the US government has banned the use of Kaspersky Lab security software.
By Sep 15 2017, 10:43AM
Kaspersky ignores US hostility while opening new offices

Kaspersky ignores US hostility while opening new offices

Russian antivirus firm dismisses senator's attempts to ban it.
By Dale Walker Sep 14 2017, 10:18AM
Windows Defender ATP to be revamped with Creators Update

Windows Defender ATP to be revamped with Creators Update

New features include end-to-end protection and security alerts across a combined program stack.
By Dale Walker Sep 11 2017, 9:46AM
US Senator pushes for US government wide ban on Kaspersky software

US Senator pushes for US government wide ban on Kaspersky software

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is pushing for a US federal government-wide ban of security software developed by Kaspersky Lab.
By Robert Abel Sep 8 2017, 10:52AM
How to: Four steps you can take to lower the risk of a ransomware attack

How to: Four steps you can take to lower the risk of a ransomware attack

With the ever-increasing frequency in attacks, it's likely many of us will be targeted by ransomware
By Staff Writer Sep 6 2017, 9:10AM
How to: Your essential guide to internet security

How to: Your essential guide to internet security

How can you stay safe on the internet?
By Jane McCallion Sep 5 2017, 12:26PM
Mac users under attack as never before, and android ransomeware up 138%

Mac users under attack as never before, and android ransomeware up 138%

In the first half of 2017, incidences of Android malware increased more than five percent since the start of the year.
By Bradley Barth Aug 28 2017, 10:51AM
Group Test: Best free antivirus of 2017 - Which free antivirus package should you be using?

Group Test: Best free antivirus of 2017 - Which free antivirus package should you be using?

Want to know what the best free antivirus package is? Our guide shows you which free security package is best.
By Victoria Woollaston , Jonathan Bray Aug 24 2017, 12:30PM