Category: Cyber Security

FBI makes urgent announcement

The FBI reports that Russian hackers have infected hundreds and thousands of routers with a vicious strain of malware, and that it is still active.

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New Ransomware Warning: LEAKERLOCKER

Ransomware has become a hot topic for all the wrong reasons since the global infections of “WannaCry” and “Petya”.

A new type of malware that now threatens users by sending their private pictures, messages and internet browsing history to their friends has come to light

This new strain that adds to the ever-growing problem of ransomware is known as LeakerLocker.

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What is ransomware?

Ransomware is computer software that threatens to disrupt the normal working of your computer until you pay a ransom.

This malicious software, also known as malware, usually takes the form of a computer virus that locks down your computer files and demands a fee before allowing you access to them.

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Why accountants need to know about anti-spyware

Business today exists in an environment of pervasive availability and almost mandatory use of the internet as a means of communication, providing access to information and a transactional ‘pipeline’. Whilst facilitating both speed as well as ease of doing business, the ‘open’ nature of the internet unfortunately also creates massive opportunities for unscrupulous cybercriminals.

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Five industries that will benefit from mobile device management

It’s hard to believe that less than two decades ago, mobile phones were exactly that – devices that allowed us to make and receive telephone calls whilst mobile. Laptop computers were luxury items usually only enjoyed by company owners and directors. In those days, smartphones, iPads and tablet devices may well have been fanciful, futuristic devices created by ‘Q’ and used by James Bond.

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Should you block websites in the work place?

What happens in an internet minute? According to Intel, the statistics are staggering – check out a handy infographic here. Here are just a few mind-boggling statistics: every minute 100+ new LinkedIn accounts are created, Facebook is logged into 277,000 times, YouTube gets 1.3 million video views and 320+ new Twitter accounts are created.

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7 things you need to know about antivirus

In a data-dependent world, the need for antivirus software is increasing. This is due to the volumes of information generated, stored and transmitted on a daily basis and businesses’ reliance on this movement of precious cargo to continue unhindered. As a result, the value of information assets has grown drastically and so has the need to protect it. So let us take a look at why, when protecting your data, you should take into account the following key facts:

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Why Panda Adaptive Defense 360

Despite continued and increased investment in security, traditional antivirus solutions are being rendered inefficient due to the complexity and sophistication of new malware.

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What makes Panda Antivirus different?

Using the correct antivirus has become more and more important in an age that is technologically driven and demanding. Internet access has become an everyday requirement that brings with it major conveniences – and some threats to consider also.

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Why data protection is vital

In this day and age, information security or data protection is the key to survival after a disaster for any organisation.

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