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Month: December, 2015

13 Million Customers’ Details Exposed by MacKeeper

mackeeper-13m-customers-details-exposed-showcase_image-4-a-8749.jpgIf you use MacKeep then be warned – there was a major security breach recently


Internet Sovereignty

The attack on our privacy and increased censorship are part of the same agenda and needs to be equally opposed.


What is Internet sovereignty and what does it mean for you?

The World Internet Conference is currently being held in China and “internet sovereignty” is being discussed. This is about the right of countries to control (censor) the internet for their citizens.

12 Arrested for using rats to hijack computers.

OK we are not talking about the rodent types or even a hybrid of the computer mouse. RAT stand for Remote Access Trojans and is a technique by which cyber criminals can gain remote access of to your computer using malicious code that is hidden in another seemingly harmless and often useful program. These might be provided as shareware or freeware and offer to perform some useful function. Most shareware and freeware is safe. If you plan to use shareware or freeware make sure you download for a well established shareware site with an active community that review and monitor their available downloads.

The 12 were arrested as part of operation Falling sTAR with Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) coordinating with law enforcement in 9 countries to identify and apprehend cyber criminals using RATs to commit various types of cybercrime.

Amazing to think someone could get 37 years jail for insulting a dog on Facebook!

Man charged with “disparaging the king’s dog”

It may sounds incredible to those in the west that someone would get 37 years jail for insulting a dog on Facebook, but this what may happen to a 27 year old Thai man who shared an infographic post about a recent corruption scandal.

What is more dangerous for your website than being hacked?

When most people think of a website being hacked, they think of it being defaced by some fanatical political or religious group, or they think of the big sites being hacked or compromised and sensitive information stolen.


2015 saw an increase in web-based attacks

In 2015 Kaspersky reported almost one third (29%) of business computers were subjected to one or more web-based attacks. While some of the website used for web-based attacks may have been created by cyber criminals, the vast majority are normal websites owned by small to medium sized businesses that have been infected with malware.

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