Blog

8
Jan

Don’t be afraid of a ‘Meltdown’ with the new Microsoft update

The Meltdown vulnerability in Intel chips shows that even hardware can have security issues – and a patch is still needed to fix it. In an ideal world, one program can’t see data from another program or what the operating system is up to. But the Intel chip design flaw enables hackers to do just that – misuse one program

Read more

8
Jan

Ransomware Spares No One: How to Avoid the Next Big Attack

With global ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry and not-Petya, making big headlines this year, it seems the unwelcomed scourge of ransomware isn’t going away any time soon. While large-scale attacks like these are most known for their ability to devastate companies and even whole countries, the often under-reported victim is the average home user. We sat down with Tyler Moffit, senior threat research analyst

Read more

15
Dec

Cryptocurrencies: Valuable because someone says they are

Cryptocurrencies are poised to be the next big thing, potentially replacing those cumbersome Dollars, Euros, and gold. Not only are they digitally cool and easier to carry than a metal bar, they also provide users with the potential ability to circumvent some very uncool government regulations when it comes to money laundering. Money 101 Money has its roots in various

Read more

15
Dec

New Cryptojacking Tactic May Be Stealing Your CPU Power

What if cybercriminals could generate money from victims without ever delivering malware to their systems? That’s exactly what a new phenomenon called “cryptojacking” entails, and it’s been gaining momentum since CoinHive first debuted the mining JavaScript a few months ago. The intended purpose: whenever a user visits a site that is running this script, the user’s CPU will mine the

Read more

15
Dec

How to Outsmart Mobile Threats

As the holiday season kicks into high gear, keep in mind that shoppers are at an even higher risk of cyberattacks during this time of year. Salesforce projects that mobile users will account for 60 percent of traffic to retail sites around the globe this year. With the increased popularity of shopping on the go, more and more cybercriminals will move to

Read more

15
Dec

Cyber News Rundown:

The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cyber news weekly. PayPal Plagued by Phishing Emails Recently, many PayPal users have received emails about a fake transaction failure that request the user verify their login credentials. While many users were quick to notice the illegitimate sender email address, they also noticed that the email didn’t call them by name or

Read more

15
Dec

Avira wins “Advanced+” rating in the latest “Whole-Product Dynamic Test” from AV-Comparatives

Avira Antivirus Pro has won another “Advanced+” seal for its performance throughout the July to November 2017 “Whole Product Dynamic Test” from AV-Comparatives. This independent test recreates the conditions faced by the average users – and their antivirus app – as they go online. Over a period of five months, researchers threw five separate batches of live malicious URLs at the

Read more

20
Nov

Your smart TV is spying on you

There is more than one-in-four chance that your smart TV is spying on you – and it is spreading lots of information about you around on the internet. Even worse, you have no idea what information is being collected, who is receiving this data, and what they will do with it. What does a smart TV do? It is simply

Read more

20
Nov

Public Safety in a Connected World

The U.S. electrical grid is in “imminent danger” from cyberattacks according to a report from the U.S. Energy Department released earlier this year. Such an attack would put much of the infrastructure that we rely on for public safety and basic services in jeopardy—electricity, water, healthcare, and communications systems, among others. Just last week, an email was sent to energy

Read more

2
Nov

Maximizing MSP Profits with Cybersecurity Partnerships

Managed service providers are tasked with serving a broad range of markets, from construction to healthcare; accounting to legal; staffing firms to manufacturing; media and advertising to technology. But the day-to-day MSP challenges, even across so many diverse verticals, remain the same. Let’s break it down: modern technology changes fast and keeps gaining momentum, so how do you stay current

Read more