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Kaspersky security available on Samsung Apps

April 3, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky security available on Samsung Apps

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, announces that it has signed up to Samsung Apps. The Samsung application store has started stocking Kaspersky Lab’s solutions for both smartphones and tablets – Kaspersky Mobile Security and Kaspersky Tablet Security. Since February 2012 these security solutions...

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New scam, South Africans beware

March 19, 2012 • SecurityComments (13)

There is a new scam doing the rounds and internet users should be wary. Yesterday The Weekend Argus reported an international phone scam had caught some South Africans off-guard. The scam allows others full access to your computer. According to the report,...

Non-humans drive over half of web traffic

March 15, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Non-humans drive over half of web traffic

Cloud-based security provider Incapsula revealed in an interview with Siliconvalleywatcher.com today that 51% of web traffic consists of possibly threatening automated software programs. Only 49% of web visitors are actual humans, whereas the rest consists...

Google patches Chrome following hack

March 9, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Google patches Chrome following hack

After Google’s popular Chome browser was hacked by a Russian student, the multinational internet company frantically released an update to fix the security gap. It took them less than 24 hours to develop and send out the patch fixing the security loophole...

Google’s Chrome hacked

March 8, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments (3)

Google will have to cough up green after their Chrome browser was breached. A Russian student walked away with $60 000 after hacking Chrome from a fully-patched Windows 7 64-bit PC. This follows Google’s offer of prize money to anyone capable of...

The world’s most used password — Trustwave

March 5, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

“Password1” is the world’s most used password, PCMag.com recently reported. Can you believe that? Trustwave, security and digital certificate authority, recently highlighted this logic as the biggest security threat in their Global Security...

Android most targeted by mobile viruses

March 1, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Android most targeted by mobile viruses

Kaspersky Lab data shows the number of malicious programmes targeting mobile devices increased 6.4 times in 2011. A total of 5255 new modifications and 178 new families identified throughout the year. In December 2011 alone, Kaspersky Lab uncovered more new...

Kaspersky posts 14% profit in 2011

February 9, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky posts 14% profit in 2011

Kaspersky Lab, threat management solutions company, announced a significant growth in sales in 2011. According to management, company revenues shot up 14% worldwide, reaching US$612 million. “2011 has been extremely challenging for the entire IT security...

780 new malicious software detected daily

February 6, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on 780 new malicious software detected daily

Two thousand Trojan bankers are detected on unique users’ computers every day. That’s according to Kaspersky Security Network data over the last three months. Kaspersky add 780 signatures daily for new malicious programs targetting private financial...

Sophos unveils their Security Threat Report 2012

January 26, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Sophos unveils their Security Threat Report 2012

IT security and data protection company Sophos today unveiled its latest Security Threat Report 2012, a detailed assessment of the threat landscape – from hacktivism and online threats to mobile malware, cloud computing and social network security, as...

AVG security report draws attention to QR codes

January 26, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on AVG security report draws attention to QR codes

Cybercrime has come a long way. Originally, it was mainly a digital form of vandalism, but has developed into a criminal business enterprise operated for financial gain. Cybercrime is now worth billions. AVG Technologies, a provider of internet and mobile...

Spam declined by 4.4% over December

January 24, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Spam declined by 4.4% over December

Kaspersky Lab has announced the publication of its spam report for December 2011. The last month of the year was predictably quiet – compared to November the share of spam in email traffic fell 4.4% and averaged 76.2% for the month. The lull in business in...

Cisco’s Annual Security Report for 2012

January 18, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Cisco’s Annual Security Report for 2012

After the 2010 cybercrime turning point, when spam levels started to decline for the first time, this trend continued throughout 2011, a trend that can be explained mainly by several key botnet takedowns throughout the last two years. However, the number of...

Avast! Anti-virus available for Android smartphones

January 16, 2012 • SecurityComments Off on Avast! Anti-virus available for Android smartphones

Avast! Anti-virus, with over 165 million users worldwide, announced that their hugely-popular anti-virus and anti-malware programs are now available to users of Android smartphones. “You asked for it and here it is … avast! Free Mobile Security, the new...

Kaspersky Lab provides Cyberthreat forecast for 2012

January 9, 2012 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab provides Cyberthreat forecast for 2012

From Hacktivism to Mac Malware, 2011 has been a year full of IT security incidents. Kaspersky Lab’s experts have picked out the key trends of the past 12 months and highlighted the major new features on the security landscape. Looking at these stories gives...

Kaspersky notes increase in cyber-attacks

December 12, 2011 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky notes increase in cyber-attacks

Kaspersky Lab announces the publication of its IT Threat Evolution report for the third quarter of 2011. The company’s analysts noted a continued growth in cyber-attacks against some of the world’s biggest corporations throughout the period. When it comes...