How parents can assess the suitability of apps for their kids

Confused about being able to assess the suitability of apps for your children? This handy features highlights some of the key things to look out for.

News from the Dorkside: Dorkbot botnet disrupted

Law enforcement agencies from around the globe, aided by Microsoft security researchers, today announced the disruption of one of the most widely distributed malware families – Win32/Dorkbot.

OPM data breach ‘not state-sponsored’ says China

A major data breach at the OPM in June was the result of cybercriminal activity that had nothing to do with state-sponsored cybercrime, China has disclosed.

10 million VTech users now known to have been compromised

Over 10 million users now known to have been affected by VTech data breach, the specialist electronic toys and technology company has revealed.

Virtual machine security – offloading the endpoint

If many endpoints’ traffic pass through the VM host, why not move security there, sort of catch “bad things” before they even enter the endpoint, asks ESET’s Cameron Camp.

Armada Collective launches DDoS attacks against Greek banks

The Armada Collective has launched DDoS attacks against three Greek banks, again demanding ransom in the form of bitcoins.

5 million VTech customers affected by major data breach

VTech announced that its Learning Lodge website was attacked by cybercriminals, affecting up to five million customers.

Different nations’ online banking habits: better safe than sorry?

When it comes to online banking, the UK and the US leads the way with security – over 70% of Brits and Americans have software installed on their device.

Online banking on-the-move? For most it’s a no-go

What environment do you consider the safest for online banking? Would you make your financial transactions solely in the safety of your own home, or would you be less concerned about security on-the-go or in the office?

The security review: Biometrics, Dridex in Europe and online payments

From biometrics to Dridex in Europe and a fascinating insight into how different nations pay for things online – this week’s security review is a busy one.

Is the UK’s Trident nuclear program at risk from cyberattack?

Former British defence secretary Des Brown called on the British Prime Minister to hold an ‘end-to-end assessment’ of the Trident nuclear program’s cybersecurity, or risk potential weaknesses in the system.

Russians embrace Bitcoins, the West sticks with PayPal

According to a new survey from ESET, the Europeans are leading the way with the online payment methods. Americans meanwhile prefer traditional alternatives.

Police arrest couple suspected of running malware encryption service

British police arrested a man and a woman earlier this week, suspected of operating a website which offered services to online criminals which could help them evade detection by anti-virus software.

Top ‘tips’ on how to survive Black Friday

Follow these top ‘tips’ if you’re looking to strike it lucky in a shopping mall on Black Friday. Or, if you’re opting for 21st century convenience, then please be cyber-aware when shopping online.

MagSpoof device ‘capable of predicting Amex credit card numbers’

Developed by Samy Kamkar, MagSpoof is a multipurpose device that “emulates” the magnetic stripe on any credit card, as well as being able to predict Amex credit card numbers.

How your nationality may influence your online Black Friday shopping

When it comes to shopping online, Germany is the most security conscious country in the world – most will use a security solution to thwart cybercriminals.

4 top security tips for parents

This introductory guide to online safety offers parents some useful security tips on how to protect their children.

Amazon ‘resets customer passwords’ as Black Friday approaches

Amazon has reportedly reset a number of customer passwords, causing some concern as Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner.

New Dridex campaign achieves high infection ratio in European countries

When discussing banking trojans these days, Dridex is the one that everybody seems to be talking about the most. This trojan has inherited the popularity of the ancient Zeus trojan and is one of the biggest threats that we can find right now, in constant evolution to become more efficient.

You are 6 security steps away from Black Friday brilliance

Black Friday and Cyber Monday promise to offer some fantastic deals at low prices. But it’s also a time of year when cybercriminal scams are aplenty. Here’s what you should do to do to shop safely.

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