Posts Tagged ‘cyber security’

Web SecurityWeb surfing academy: staying on the safe side

Internet is teeming with malware, viruses, and fraudulent schemes that pretty easily hook careless users.

In this article we are focusing on the essential aspects of safe browsing – it’s a must-read for web surfing pioneers and a nice refresher for seasoned internet users.


Where Are The Cyber Criminals HidingWhere Do The Cyber Criminals Hide?

No matter the system, criminals it seems are always one step ahead of the police. If you prevent a means to commit a crime, another criminal is already about to solve it as it goes into place.

The same is true with the Internet. Cyber security is a major issue today with so much of our data out there, it is a great target for criminals. (more…)

security tools for safer browser accessWell, who doesn’t loves to access free software for their download purposes?

Everyone surely wants to access these opportunities as and when available.

Recently, there was an unscientific poll organized in the country where it was asked to multiple readers to acknowledge about their most wanted free information security accessing tools. And here are few security software to deal with the privacy policies of protecting websites as well as mobile applications. Here we go: (more…)

Security NewsIntelligence Gap: How a Chinese National Gained Access to Arizona’s Terror Center

The un-vetted computer engineer plugged into law enforcement networks and a database of 5 million Arizona drivers in a possible breach that was kept secret for years.

For five months in 2007, the Chinese national and computer programmer opened his laptop and enjoyed access to a wide range of sensitive information, including the Arizona driver’s license database, other law enforcement databases, and potentially a roster of intelligence analysts and investigators … (more…)

HackersCyber security has emerged as one of the major issues for businesses today owing to the ever growing nexus of hackers out there. Keeping the general scenario in view, it would not be wrong to claim that hackers are even able to steal around 45 millions in 2 days. The greater inter connectivity of devices has made it easier for hackers to grab confidential information on a large scale. therefore, it is advisable that companies approach security risk management with a lot of seriousness with an aim to remove both internal and external threats on a regular basis.

The IT security landscape is clearly changing and it has got companies frantically looking for ways to locate risks or vulnerabilities associated with their own systems. Now the nature of information safety security might vary vastly. Here are the main types of cyber threats discussed. The differences are based solely on the motive of the crimes thus discussed. (more…)

Personal Safety

Personal Safety

An overview of personal safety measures and cyber security recommendations for the average individual.

When it comes to keeping our families safe, sometimes it feels like there is never enough we can do. From background checking babysitters to requiring helmets during athletic activities, your child’s safety is your number one priority. Since the beginning of time, humans have done everything in their power to pass on their genes and survive. Protective shelters and rudimentary weapons in the Stone Ages evolved into sturdy fortresses and eventually the elaborate home security systems we know today.

While it is important to keep yourself and your loved ones physically safe, it’s also crucial to keep personal information secure. Things like social security numbers and financial account details are often stored online, but might be vulnerable to hackers or others with bad intentions. Despite the recent NSA leaks and a select few major hacking scandals, the average American’s information is actually extremely safe online. (more…)

Security AnalysisOctober is Cyber Security Awareness Month. As the month comes to an end, has your business taken the necessary measures to protect itself against an attack?

Each year, National Cyber Security Awareness Month serves as a reminder that businesses should have measures in place to protect against attacks. One malware attack can take an entire network down, paralyzing operations for days and potentially exposing confidential data. National Cyber Security Awareness Month provides the perfect excuse to do a thorough audit of your business processes to ensure your valuable data is safe.

If your business hasn’t taken an in-depth look at your security procedures lately, chances are you’re already behind. The world of security threats continues to evolve, with a new breed of malware launched each year. Recognizing this, the Department of Homeland Security created an awareness month in order to take time each year to educate the public on the importance of investing in security. (more…)

HackersOver recent years, more and more businesses have become increasingly reliant on digital technology.

While this has helped to improve processes, increase output, and contribute to the overall success of many businesses, it has also put businesses at increased risk of one of today’s most prevalent types of crime – cybercrime.

Every year, huge numbers of businesses fall victim to this type of criminal activity in some way. Cybercrime is not targeted at specific businesses, as it affects both large and smaller companies as well as individuals and government agencies. Cybercriminals have become increasingly sophisticated in terms of the methods that they use, and have managed to keep up with advancements in technology admirably. (more…)

F-Secure logoOf special interest this half year: the increasing use of exploit-based attacks targeted against the Java development platform. Four of five most frequently exploited vulnerabilities are present in Java. Java was the most targeted development platform for exploit attacks during the first half of the year.

Finnish antivirus developer F-Secure has published a report on security threats in the first half of 2013. According to the report, the largest number of cyber attacks over this period has been committed to the platform Java, including their number has steadily increased with the advent of zero-day vulnerabilities. “Four of the five most frequently exploited vulnerabilities found in Java, namely Runtime Environment (JRE) and browser plug-ins” – said the expert F-Secure.

According to the researchers, this is not surprising, since Java is the second after the Windows platform as attractive to hackers, and one of the most common. Analysis of cyber attacks has shown that in 95 % of cases were operated five specific vulnerabilities. The most common attacks were carried out in the United States. For every thousand people are faced with the exploitation of vulnerabilities, 78 in USA, 60 – in Germany. (more…)

Trend MicroIn 2012, the Android platform is five times ahead of Windows on the number of created malicious software for it – this is one of the key findings of new studies prepared by analysts Trend Micro Marlow, United Kingdom, January 28, 2013.

According to reports from Trend Micro, dedicated to the study of trends and cyber security of mobile devices (Trend Micro 2012 Annual Roundup and Mobile Security), in the 2012 range of targets of hackers has expanded to include not only PCs but also devices running Android, social media platforms and even Mac OS X.

In particular, at least for the last three years the number of malicious programs for Android caught up with the number of malware for Windows, created in 14 years. Projected Trend Micro, the number of threats for Android users this year will overcome the mark – 1 million. (more…)