Botnets: One Down, But How Many Are Still Out There?

  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?

Dangers of Shopping on Sites without a Secure Connection

Online Shopping Security

  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

Anonymous: Cyber Criminals or Vigilantes

Anonymous

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

How to Better Protect Your Android Device (and Pennies) When Using Mobile Banking Apps

Protect Your Android Device

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