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11-50 employees
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We protect users and companies from cyber-criminal actions, by keeping confidential information and intellectual property safe. We build products focused on proactive cyber security and we dedicate a big part of our efforts to cyber security education for everyone.
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Expert Roundup: Is Internet Security a Losing Battle?
The Best Way to Stop Cyberbullying is to Prevent it
For the past few weeks, your teenage child has been distant and quiet, even more so than usual. You’ve tried to engage in a conversation, but nothing comes out of it. You suspect it’s a passing phase and let it run its course. But then you get a phone call from your kid’s school principle. Apparently, nude photos of your child leaked and spread like wildfire around campus. Your teenager is now the subject of intense abuse, while the grades are plummeting. “Is everyth ...
Security Alert: Fake Delta Airlines Receipt Spreads Financial Malware
Cyber crooks have come up with a new way to infect your computer with financial and banking malware. The process starts by randomly sending users spam emails disguised as a payment confirmation email from Delta Air. The choice to mask the email as coming from an airline wasn’t random, since many this time of year is when many consumers purchase flight tickets at discounted rates for the summer. This phishing email has a couple of tell-tale signs that it’s fake: The email addres ...
Security Alert: Job Seekers, Beware of this LinkedIn Scam
There’s a new LinkedIn scam doing the rounds, involving phishing emails and a fake website designed to harvest the information you have in your CV. How the scam starts: the phishing email In the first stage of the scam, you receive a phishing email disguised as a LinkedIn email. Here are just a few of the giveaways that this is a phishing email: Wrong sender name. Instead of it being “LinkedIn”, it’s “linkedin”. The email sender address doesn’t mak ...
Windows Vista Reaches End of Life
On April 11, Vista will reach end of life. And Microsoft Office 2007 will share the same fate. Don’t worry, you can keep using your Vista PC if you want. Microsoft won’t press a kill switch to turn off all Vista computers out there. End of Life Instead, end of life means that no security updates will be released for the ol’ operating system. Vulnerabilities and exploits discovered after April 11 won’t be patched, no matter how severe they are. Microsoft operating s ...
IoT Security: All You Need to Know and Apply
Dave was out in space, and about to enter his spaceship. “Open the pod bay doors, HAL”. HAL was the onboard artificial intelligence, tasked with safeguarding the astronauts, and making sure they completed their mission. “I’m afraid I can’t do that Dave.” Was HAL’s response to Dave’s command. HAL had gone rogue, and was now in the process of killing the men it was assigned to protect. This famous scene from “2001: A Space Odyssey” asked ...
Cyber Security – A Mega Guide to Learn Everything You Need to Stay Safe Online
Start with the key concepts below and work your way through the list to see how ideas and facts connect to make your life safer, both online and offline. Cyber Security – A Mega Guide to Learn Everything You Need to Stay Safe Online 4.2 billion records exposed in data breaches in 2016 2016 DATA BREACH QUICKVIEW REPORT 15.4 Million identity fraud victims in the US in 2016 2017 IDENTITY FRAUD STUDY 638 million ransomware attacks on large & small businesses in 2016 SONICWALL 201 ...
Adware: Definition and Removal Guide
Everybody hates ads, but we’ve kind of gotten used to them and have developed something called advertising blindness, which kind of stops us from noticing them. Chances are you can’t remember more than one advertising poster present on your way to work. Advertisers know this, so they try to make their ads stand out as much as possible, just so they can get some attention time from you. However, some advertisers try to solve this problem not by making more entertaining or releva ...
Beware of Scams Using Fake Facebook Profiles
We spend a lot of time on social media, and for good reason. It has collapsed the communication distance between us and other people, bringing us closer. Source However, this category of “other people” includes persons you would never want to meet: scammers, blackhat hackers, and other such online criminals. In this article, we want to show how you can identify a fake online profile, and avoid any of their scamming attempts. Scams using fake Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram accounts At ...
Security Alert: New TorrentLocker Variant Targets Denmark in Ransomware Attacks
Two large spam waves swept across Denmark in the past 5 days. Both carry the notorious TorrentLocker ransomware and feature a few new tricks. Oblivious users are misled into opening a Microsoft Word document in which cybercriminals embedded a malicious macro. If the victim enables the macro by clicking on “Enable Editing”, a PowerShell code will be executed and it will download ransomware from the TorrentLocker family. The encrypting malware is downloaded via HTTP GET via the ...
Doxxing Can Ruin Your life. Here’s How (You Can Avoid It)
A few hundred years ago, Hansel and Gretel were living in a German land struck by famine. Their stepmother despised the two children, and used the famine to manipulate their father to abandon them in the woods, claiming there were too many mouths to feed. Hansel learned of her plan, and used breadcrumbs to leave a trail on the road. After they were abandoned in the wood, Hansel and Gretel simply needed to follow the breadcrumb trail to find their way back home. Source This is a children’s ...
We\'re excited to announce that we\'ve joined the No More Ransom project to help Internet users worldwide prevent ransomware attacks and use the free decryption tools available to reclaim their data! More news on this coming soon! Official announcement here: https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/no-more-ransom-new-partners-new-decryption-tools-new-languages-to-better-fight-ransomware

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