By: Emma Kavanagh Symantec’s successful disabling of 500,000 infected computers in the 1.9-million strong ZeroAccess network has made major headlines. This action was, no doubt, a major victory for Symantec and the computer protection industry as a whole, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that the threat from botnets is over. ZeroAccess is considered one … Read moreBotnets: One Down, But How Many Are Still Out There?
By: Emma Kavanagh One of the riskiest things you can do online is also one of the most fun – shopping! Millions of people enjoy online shopping transactions every single day. More than 80% of all internet users have gone online to buy something, and it’s not a trend that’s going away any time … Read more11 Safety Tips For Shopping Online
By: Emma Kavanagh If you, like many PC users, have been using Norton 360 to secure your computer, you know that it and many other great Symantec products can be combined with Norton cloud storage to protect your data; but, it is a good idea to understand the different options that you have in … Read moreHow to Protect Your Backed Up Files
By: Emma Kavanagh When it comes to the safety of shopping online, you want to be absolutely sure you are using a secure connection. All web browsers have the capability to use encryption to secure your data, scrambling it before transit so the receiving “host” computer has to reassemble it with a similar mathematical … Read moreDangers of Shopping on Sites without a Secure Connection
By: Emma Kavanagh I’d say just about everyone in the information security world has heard of the Anonymous hackers “collective,” the notorious vigilantes – or perhaps cyber criminals – who seem to be behind all the major headlines when it comes to major cyber intrusions these days. Prior to Anonymous, there were few “big … Read moreAnonymous: Cyber Criminals or Vigilantes
By: Emma Kavanagh Ready or not, mobile banking apps for Android and other platforms are coming on fast. Android banking apps have gotten much more popular over the last six months as more banks officially sign on to support various forms of mobile banking, including mobile check deposit and much more. With mobile banking … Read moreHow to Better Protect Your Android Device (and Pennies) When Using Mobile Banking Apps