The global app protection company, Licel, has published a visual report into the State of Mobile App Security. Continue reading
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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