Posted on September 17th, 2014 at 5:16 pm by Grace
by Andrea Mella
Norton Identity Safe encrypts your passwords and added confidential data repeatedly while satisfying your demand to put away time and look after it from being stolen by listening in keystroke loggers. This anti-virus software runs inaudibly in the background with no requirements in perplexing security alerts. The Norton Internet Security mechanically optimizes your security settings. It distributes non obligatory solutions for you and your family as well as antispam and parental controls. The two-way firewall obstructs the hackers from flouting into your computer and discontinue spyware from broadcasting information. The recently discovered security gaps in the operating system and applications were used to avoid viruses, worms, and hackers from incoming all the way through these vulnerabilities.
Cyberattackers Focus on Social Networks
Posted on September 10th, 2014 at 3:47 pm by editor
If you have a MySpace or Facebook account, you may be a prime target of cyberattackers. They usually do this by sending Trojans through apps or widgets that your friends sent you. According to researchers at Finjan, cyberattackers are now going to these social networking sites such to get more victims.
“Attacks will become more sophisticated by combining several services in order to heighten infection ratios and decrease the detection rate, while providing more robust and scalable attack frameworks,” Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer, Finjan, said in a news release. “The focus will be on trojan technology as it enables maximum flexibility in terms of command and control. This adds another potentially malicious element to the ‘legitimate’ web traffic that needs to be examined by security solutions.”
In short, before installing the app or widget that your friend sent you, confirm if it came from them. If it didn’t, kindly delete it immediately. If it did come from them, research on the app or widget from previous users.
Microsoft’s Windows 7 – Opening Pandora’s Box
Posted on September 3rd, 2014 at 2:31 pm by Grace
There has been much talk about the problem associated with the so-called Pandora’s box that is Microsoft’s UAC or User Account Control. This is one of the most unforgettable features of Vista where it first appeared as the ever present annoying pop-up window that asked for permission on almost each and every mouse click (exaggerated). The danger is that the said control feature seems to fail to revert to default security settings after a user has signed into the system as the systems administrator. After this event, use of all applications thereafter have been found to have default settings of the admin without reverting to previously set security settings that can be a wide open door for hackers to exploit. (Read the rest of this story.)
No Adware Pro
Posted on August 27th, 2014 at 1:19 pm by Grace
No Adware Pro. Guys, check out the latest adware remover. It is called, No Adware Pro. It is a user-friendly adware remover. You can regularly update it so as to identify the latest threats that hac come out in the internet. Its quite a simple tool. It will scan your PC from time to time, for different known spywares, adwares, dialers and web bugs. You can configure various browsers to protect your computer when surfing online. Whats more is, it’s protecting you through a shield, in real time. It means, the software will prevent malicious items we detect, from ever running on our PCs instantly! It has a scheduler, which enables you to program the adware remover, when its supposed to scan the whole system.
Broad spectrum DLP’s
Posted on August 20th, 2014 at 12:46 pm by Avatar
Data Loss Prevention is a term used to define and enforce data classification and uses robust encryption and security. Vendors like Vontu , Reconnex and Titus Labs, all produce software that is classified as data mining technologies and gives the user the function/ability to include the security option which they can define the level that should be applied.
These types of software scans email and their attachments along the files users already have and create giving the users a sign that the said files are in need of protection. They then assign the level/s of protection that are assigned and the file is encrypted with a key. Only authorized clients and users with the right access levels get the key and thus access to the said information eliminating the reliance on the traditional walls for protection.
Cisco Issues Patch for Email Security App Vulnerabilities
Posted on June 27th, 2013 at 7:49 pm by Hannah
Security issues in web apps, such as emails, are quite common and CISCO’s Email Security Appliance is no different. In fact, according to Cisco’s security advisory, there are multiple vulnerabilities in their email app.
The vulnerabilities include the following:
1. Web Framework Authenticated Command Injection Vulnerability,
2. IronPort Spam Quarantine Denial of Service Vulnerability, and
3. Management GUI Denial of Service Vulnerability
In response to these issues, Cisco released a free software update containing workarounds to the said vulnerabilities.
Again, just like software security issues, software updates are very common and are issued by software makers left and right. These updates may contain anything, from service upgrades to security patches, which is why it is of utmost importance that as a user you download these whenever they are made available. This is especially true for security software.
The easiest way to ensure that your computer software stays updated is by enabling automatic updaters, which is something most software these days provide.
Twitter Login Verification Feature Now Available
Posted on May 25th, 2013 at 3:23 am by Hannah
Last month, we reported that Twitter was stepping up their game to put new security measures in place.
As expected, Twitter took the two-factor authentication approach with their new login verification feature. The feature, which is optional, can be set up on the account settings page. You need to add your phone number to the account, after which Twitter will always send a six-digit verification code to that phone that you will be required to enter every time you try to sign into your Twitter account. You may turn off login verification anytime, but as long as it is on, you won’t be able to sign in on any computer without your phone on hand.
For those that access Twitter via an app on their phone, Twitter warns that it may not work with some cell phone providers because the current release of login verification “is built on top of Twitter via SMS, so we need to be able to send a text to your phone before you can enroll in login verification.”
Posted on May 3rd, 2013 at 9:58 am by Hannah
McAfee is a known company that caters to securing the numerous forms of technology. The following are just some of the uses of the McAfee Security: Protection of Data and Database, Email and Web Security, and Network and Mobile Security. Taking for instance its feature that focus on Email and Web Security, this is important mainly because the Web involves a wide range of programs, applications, and users that make it more susceptible to infection and breakdown due to increasing viruses and malware. Features of this email and web security aim to protect the web from threats, prevent the occurrence of loss data, and resist malwares. Through these features, users will definitely enjoy the usage of both the email and the web and not worrying about the increase in viruses and threats. With McAfee Security, one is given that secured usage ensuring that one’s technology is safe from corruption and the risk of system failure is minimized.
Posted on May 3rd, 2013 at 9:57 am by Hannah
Computer Viruses lead to harmful effects from the simple deleting of one’s files to having the aim of getting important information from one’s computer to be used to further infect other users. File infection virus and email virus are the most evident types at present. File infection virus is made to attach to programs and files resulting to these being deleted, corrupted, or transferred to another location. If this kind of virus is not detected, this will just eventually affect every program in the computer and worst, affect its functionality as a whole. On the other hand, email viruses are most often seen in the spam folder. Also, it may be in a form of a message that appears to be sent by one of the existing email addresses in one’s account. This message usually consists a link that when clicked, will result to a virus. It is very important that when one uses any form of technology, he or she must know if a virus is present. Nevertheless, the usage of the Internet should as well involve limitations such as visiting restricted sites.
Web Security: Why is it needed?
Posted on May 3rd, 2013 at 9:56 am by Hannah
Web-based application and programs are known for its wide use therefore being easily accessed by almost all users. With this being said, it is inevitable that there will be occurring problems related to viruses, hacking, and illegal usage that if not considered, could lead to Web malfunction and breakdown. These problems are main reasons on to why there is a need for web security. This can be done in ways such as ensuring that information and involved networks are remained confidential. Also, it is helpful if the programmer is aware of all possible occurring threats at the very instant that a web application is made. This is to know if there are viruses and malwares being presented to the Web and knowing that there is a need to prevent them. Most importantly, a Web Security System is encouraged. This is to cater to the continuous increase in threats in the web that usually arise from users’ unawareness of illegal and restricted sites.