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Application Security
Researchers identify four new security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office
Check Point Research has identified four new security vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Office suite.
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Cybersecurity
ESET urges parents to consider security protection for their children
While many parents worry about their child’s online activity, many are not taking precautionary measures, according to new insights from ESET.
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Antivirus
Singapore 11th for cyber threats sources, says Kaspersky
Kaspersky Security Network has uncovered more than two million incidents originating from servers located in Singapore in the 2Q19.
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Firewall
ESET looks back at the origins of the computer virus
Last week ESET dubbed November 3 the first ever Antimalware day.
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Malware
The Philippines & Indonesia are now hotspots for computer worms
Amongst political turmoil, Indonesia and the Philippines are now one of the world’s major hotspots for malware infection rates.
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Virus
An in-depth look at next-gen security software: Myths and marketing
When next-gen vendors talk about behavioural analysis as their exclusive discovery, they’re at best misinformed.
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Cybersecurity
The JAKU botnet - what you need to know
In short, botnets allow hackers to take control of multiple computers at the one time to spread viruses, create spam and perform attacks.
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Malware
Slingshot urges Kiwis to update security software as virus sweeps globe
"GameOver Zeus is a large, sophisticated and potentially very damaging virus."
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Apple
Social media scammers to double holiday profit
A scan of timelines worldwide shows that social media scammers are likely to double their profits during the holiday period this year with the number of Christmas scams flooding Facebook almost double the number from 2012.
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Malware
“Wait a minute…The Internet knows more about me than my own mother?”
Whispers. The secret to predicting the future is to listen for the whisper, according to Symantec.
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Malware
Top 10 PC complaints in 2013...
PC slowdowns, lengthy startups and sluggish browsers are just some of the most common technical peeves reported by computer users this year.
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Apple
Mac protection
Seven tips for protecting your business information on Mac and Windows
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Malware
Virus invades Metservice website
Trojan takes advantage of kiwis checking up on the week’s wacky weather.
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Malware
Macs face first virus threat
Mac users face their first significant threat from a virus designed to target the system specifically
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Malware
10 signs your PC is infected
AVG highlights the most common things to look out for that may indicate your PC has become infected.
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Symantec
Free risk assessment for SMBs
Online questionnaire helps you identify and take action against threats to your business.