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Posts Tagged ‘Kaspersky’

  • Nearly three-quarters of Wi-Fi hotspots use a more reliable form of encryption based on the family of Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) protocols.

    1 in 4 Wi-Fi Hotspots just waiting to be hacked

    November 25, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on 1 in 4 Wi-Fi Hotspots just waiting to be hacked

    After analysing information on more than 31 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, Kaspersky Lab has found that every fourth (28%) is unsecured and poses a risk to users’ personal data. That means all the traffic transmitted over those networks,...

  • When trying to steal payment data  may create a fake payment page of a famous payment system, or they copy legitimate online retailer sites.

    Black Friday: The increase of financial phishing during festive season

    November 17, 2016 • Retail, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Black Friday: The increase of financial phishing during festive season

    The number of financial phishing attacks is expected to rise during the Holiday season which starts unofficially on so-called Black Friday and continues through Cyber Monday and Christmas. Retrospective research by Kaspersky Lab specialists shows that, over...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s Customer Survey 2016 reveals that 26% of internet users have no idea how malware ended up on their device.  (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Saas trusted by SMB’s for security-Kaspersky Lab

    October 25, 2016 • Security, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Saas trusted by SMB’s for security-Kaspersky Lab

    Kaspersky Lab presented its latest research that shows what threats SMBs face and how they bridge the gap between smaller IT security budgets and limited expertise. For those SMBs without the necessary internal resources or available budgets, Security as a...

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    Kaspersky develops a decryption tool that disguises itself as CB-Locker

    October 5, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky develops a decryption tool that disguises itself as CB-Locker

    Kaspersky Lab expert have developed a decryption tool that can restore files for Polyglot Ransomware that disguises itself as CTB-Locker. Users that have suffered from Polyglot ransomware, also known as MarsJoke, can now restore their files thanks to the...

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    Seniors more likely to be victims cyber crime- Kaspersky

    September 29, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Seniors more likely to be victims cyber crime- Kaspersky

    The latest research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has raised concerns about the safety of over-55s online. The findings of the research, in a report entitled: ‘Older and wiser? A look at the threats faced by over-55s online,’ demonstrates that...

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    Rogue Pokémon App discovered

    September 15, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Rogue Pokémon App discovered

    Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a malicious app on the Google Play store: “Guide for Pokémon Go”, capable of seizing root access rights on Android smartphones and using that to install/uninstall apps and display unsolicited ads. The app has been...

  • Kaspersky Lab experts discovered a new version of the RAA ransomware(image: Charlie Fripp)

    New version of RAA Ransomware updated to attack business targets

    September 13, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a new version of the RAA ransomware, a malware written entirely on JScript. A new trojan delivers victims with a zip archive that contains a malicious .js file. The updated version can also perform offline encryption...

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    Trojan outsmarts Android security

    September 7, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Trojan outsmarts Android security

    Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a modification of the Gugi banking trojan that can bypass new Android 6 security features designed to block phishing and ransomware attacks. The modified trojan forces users into giving it the right to overlay genuine...

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    Android devices face a new threat

    March 4, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Android devices face a new threat

    Kaspersky Lab has detected Triada, a new Trojan targeting Android devices that can be compared to Windows-based malware in terms of its complexity. It is stealthy, modular, persistent and written by very professional cybercriminals. Devices running the 4.4.4....

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    Adwind malware hits over 400000 users

    February 9, 2016 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Adwind malware hits over 400000 users

    Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team has published extensive research on the Adwind Remote Access Tool (RAT), a cross-platform, multifunctional malware programme also known as AlienSpy, Frutas, Unrecom, Sockrat, JSocket and jRat, and which is...

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    Parents under pressure to protect both young and old online

    October 28, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Parents under pressure to protect both young and old online

    New research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals that 28% of parents in South Africa feel they have no control over what their children see or do online, with 41% concerned that their children’s Internet-dependency is becoming an addiction. Added...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s Customer Survey 2016 reveals that 26% of internet users have no idea how malware ended up on their device.  (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Almost a third of users do nothing to protect online payments

    October 5, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Almost a third of users do nothing to protect online payments

    A test conducted by Kaspersky Lab has shown that many users do not know (or know, but do not follow) basic security rules when making online payments or using online banking systems. For example, only half of users check if a website is authentic before...

  • Kaspersky Lab’s Customer Survey 2016 reveals that 26% of internet users have no idea how malware ended up on their device.  (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Kaspersky reveals security guide to keep data safe

    October 13, 2014 • SecurityComments Off on Kaspersky reveals security guide to keep data safe

    Security experts from Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team share the security measures they use to protect their own communications via email, instant messaging tools, smartphones, and while browsing over computer networks and interacting with...

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    Do users expose themselves to cybercriminals?

    September 23, 2014 • Security, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Do users expose themselves to cybercriminals?

    According to the results of a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, only a small number of respondents understand the risks associated with active use of social networks. At greatest risk are those who use mobile devices to access social...

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    Kaspersky Lab unveils Fake ID Scanner for Android

    August 15, 2014 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Kaspersky Lab unveils Fake ID Scanner for Android

    Kaspersky Lab has released a free mobile application for device running the Android operating system. According to the company, Kaspersky Fake ID Scanner scans smartphones and tablets for vulnerabilities that place users’ valuable data, privacy and even...

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    Does SSL enable surveillance?

    August 14, 2014 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments Off on Does SSL enable surveillance?

    Millennials grew up with the internet and expect the internet to be there all the time. In addition to this, they expect all of their activity online to be secured and private and they commonly use encryption protocols like secure socket layers (SSL) to ward...