Category Archives: Security

04Apr/22

Completely Uninstall Unwanted Apps with SpyHunter for Mac’s Free App Uninstaller to Free Up Disk Space

EnigmaSoft Limited’s SpyHunter for Mac, a powerful anti-malware application, includes a free, easy-to-use App Uninstaller that allows you to completely uninstall unwanted apps from your Mac. With the App Uninstaller, Mac users can easily locate and remove unneeded apps, in addition to residual junk files. Continue reading

24Mar/22

Behind Russia’s ‘digital iron curtain’, tech workarounds thrive

Russia blocks numerous media outlets, social media sites

Demand for VPNs, encrypted messaging apps surges

Internet seen increasingly split along geopolitical lines

 

March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As a busy tour guide in St. Petersburg, Vsevolod Gavrilov never paid much attention to the day’s headlines, instead tracking travel influencers on social media platforms and messaging his friends on the Telegram app.
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16Mar/22

Indians fight in court for right to be forgotten online

Petitions seek removal of personal information online

Cases pit privacy against free speech, right to know

Lack of data protection law complicates process

March 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It is more than a decade since Indian actor and reality television star Ashutosh Kaushik was arrested for drink driving. Now, he is fighting for the right to put the incident behind him for good.
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08Mar/22

CM-Alliance to host free cybersecurity training for minority-owned businesses

Cyber Management Alliance Ltd, a cybersecurity consultancy and training organisation will be delivering eight events in cybersecurity training for minority-owned businesses in the Midlands region supported by Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Continue reading

24Feb/22

Smile Identity Launches Enhanced Document Verification in Africa, Europe and North America

Smile Identity, the leading pan-African identity verification provider, today announced the launch of Document Verification, its latest product designed to help companies onboard users onto their platforms. Continue reading

14Feb/22

Avast’s Online Protection and Secure Browser Products Win Latest Anti-Phishing Comparison Test

Avast One Essential, the award-winning online protection service from digital security and privacy leader Avast, has achieved the top spot in a phishing detection comparison test between leading free and paid cyber safety software, including products from Kaspersky, McAfee, ESET, Bitdefender and Microsoft Defender. Avast One Essential recorded a detection rate of 99%, published in a report* by independent antivirus (AV) testing organization AV-Comparatives, which also evaluated the effectiveness of phishing page detection among some of the world’s leading browsers. Avast Secure Browser, a privacy-first browser with anti-phishing technology, also ranked first with a 95% block rate, ahead of Microsoft Edge (80%), Firefox (77%), Opera (56%) and Google Chrome (34%). Continue reading

09Feb/22

Avast and Cyber Insurance Specialist OSR Launch Cyber Safety Insurance For UK Households

Avast, a global leader in digital security and privacy, and Optimum Speciality Risks (OSR), a leading cyber insurance provider, have launched a brand new multi-generational cyber safety policy to protect UK households from cybercrime. The service, OSR: Home Cyber Plus, provides protection for digital and physical assets, data loss, breaches of privacy, identity theft and wellbeing for victims of online harm and malicious content. The policy includes a 12-month subscription to Avast Premium Security for up to 10 devices, and an emergency response helpline to contact dedicated cyber security experts if a security issue occurs. Continue reading

04Feb/22

80% of Critical Infrastructure Organizations Experienced Ransomware Attacks Last Year

Claroty, the security company for cyber-physical systems (CPS) across industrial, healthcare, and enterprise environments, today released a new report, revealing that 80% of critical infrastructure organizations experienced a ransomware attack in the last year, with an equal number reporting that their security budgets have risen since 2020. Titled “The Global State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2021: Resilience Amid Disruption,” the report is based on an independent global survey of 1,100 information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) professionals who work in critical infrastructure sectors, exploring how they have dealt with the significant challenges in 2021, their levels of resiliency, and priorities moving forward. Continue reading

31Jan/22

Avast Q4/2021 Threat Report: Log4j opening doors for new attacks while ransomware and RAT attacks on decline

Avast (LSE:AVST), a global leader in digital security and privacy released its Q4/2021 threat report today, revealing an immediate exploitation of the Log4j vulnerability by coinminers, RATs, botnets, ransomware, and APTs, in December putting CISO departments under pressure. Furthermore, Avast’s threat researchers observed the revival of the Emotet botnet, and a 40% rise in coinminers, posing risks for consumers and businesses alike. The Q4 findings likewise show an increase in adware, technical support scams on desktop, and subscription scams and spyware on Android devices, targeting consumers. At the same time, Avast saw less ransomware and remote access trojan (RAT) activity. Continue reading