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Experts: People are naive when allowing third parties to access their computers

Experts have warned that people need to be less "naive" when handing access to their computer or connected device to third parties. Remote Access Trojans (RATs) - software that allows third parties to spy on a computer remotely - are already present on countless computers, and specialists say that it is relatively simple to use

By | July 21st, 2014|Categories: Technology research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Experts: People are naive when allowing third parties to access their computers

What to do if you fall for an online scam

Yesterday, you might have thought you were a net-savvy internet user, but today, you may have found out you've fallen for an online scam and your personal information is in the hands of organised criminals. Although you might understandably be very nervous, panicking isn't going to help. Take a few steps to protect yourself and

By | July 4th, 2014|Categories: Gadget|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What to do if you fall for an online scam

FireEye reveals iPhone keylogging vulnerability

Some may think that the iPhone is unlikely to be affected by malware. Most malware attacks on smartphones are against phones using the Android operating system, and Apple has long prided itself on its phones' resistance to malicious software. However, new research from FireEye has shown that iPhone users' confidence could be misplaced, underlining the

By | March 12th, 2014|Categories: iPhone|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on FireEye reveals iPhone keylogging vulnerability

How to protect an Android smartphone from malware

Android phones are susceptible to malware in the same way that PCs are and should be protected accordingly. Recently, Symantec revealed details of a new scareware ad that is afflicting Android phones. It tricks people into thinking their phone is infected with 'Trojan: MobileOS/Tapsnake' and tells them to download an application. In 2012, 79% of

By | January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on How to protect an Android smartphone from malware

Android antivirus malware scam signs users up to premium rate services

The US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have found that 79% of all malware attacks affected phones that use the Android operating system, and new Android attacks occur regularly. Research from Bitdefender has identified a new scareware scam that is launched by an advertising software development kit from InMobi and is included in

By | November 29th, 2013|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Android antivirus malware scam signs users up to premium rate services