Security

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
The ransomware threat in numbers

The ransomware threat in numbers

Over the last year, ransomware has grown in sophistication and diversity.
By Esther Kizia Thorpe Aug 23 2017, 12:39PM
Explainer: What are the different types of ransomware?

Explainer: What are the different types of ransomware?

Ransomware comes in more than one form
By Staff Writer Aug 18 2017, 9:33AM
How secure is your localhost domain? Hint - it may not be what it says

How secure is your localhost domain? Hint - it may not be what it says

According to the t-shirt 'There's no place like 127.0.0.1' but just how secure is this particular home? And should recommendations become instructions to end ambiguity?
By Davey Winder Aug 11 2017, 11:43AM
How to: Protect your business from crypto-ransomware?

How to: Protect your business from crypto-ransomware?

Here are some easy-to-apply rules to help keep your data - and your business operations - safe.
By Staff Writer Aug 11 2017, 9:08AM
Microsoft's recent Patch Tuesday addresses nearly 50 flaws

Microsoft's recent Patch Tuesday addresses nearly 50 flaws

That's a lot of bugs.
By Robert Abel Aug 10 2017, 11:03AM
"Much of what I did, I regret:" The guy behind password rules says sorry for making them so damn hard

"Much of what I did, I regret:" The guy behind password rules says sorry for making them so damn hard

14 years after publication, the creator of widely adopted password recommendations admits his tips were misinformed.
By Staff Writer Aug 10 2017, 9:00AM
Steganography attacks - using code hidden in images - on the rise

Steganography attacks - using code hidden in images - on the rise

Attacks using code hidden in pictures are difficult to detect and increasing in frequency but protective measures will get better say researchers.
By Rene Millman Aug 9 2017, 10:48AM
How to: Enable two-factor authentication on Facebook

How to: Enable two-factor authentication on Facebook

Keep hackers at bay with 2FA for Facebook.
By Alan Martin Aug 3 2017, 12:39PM