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Fake LinkedIn Profiles Used by Hackers

A growing number of hackers are targeting professionals on LinkedIn, according to security firm Symantec. Its investigation uncovered dozens of fake accounts on the social network, across a variety of industries. Posing as recruiters, the fake accounts allow hackers to map the networks of business professionals and gain the trust of those in them. The […]

2015 State of Application Security Report

The illegal reproduction and distribution of copyrighted material on the Web is extensive and growing rapidly. For the 2015 State of Application Security Report, Arxan and iThreat Cyber Group (ICG) analysed data collected over the past 3.5 years that looked at the distribution of pirated software and digital assets on the Dark Web (i.e., the […]

Beware of Malicious Flashlight Apps

  SnoopWall, a US counterveillance software company released a threat assessment report regarding the top 10 Flashlight/Torch apps in the Google Play Store, and every one of them can potentially be used maliciously. Flashlights are simple apps that use your mobile phone screen as a torch.  They are so simple that the size of the […]

Emma Watson Fake Nude Videos Spreading Malware on Facebook

Antivirus solutions provider Bitdefender has warned that fake videos spreading across Facebook are leading to malware infections rather than the promised content. The new Facebook scam takes advantage of Emma Watson’s growing popularity, using the actress as bait. It starts with a Facebook comment promising to reveal private or leaked videos of the celebrity. The […]

Don’t be a Victim!

Get Safe Online Week is here again from 20th – 26th October Whoever you are, whatever you do, you could be a victim of online crime. It’s a growing threat, but there are things you can do to protect yourself from online criminals – whether they’re anonymous individuals an organised crime gang operating in the […]

‘Heartbleed’ Bug Bypasses Web Encryption

A major new vulnerability called Heartbleed could let attackers gain access to users’ passwords and fool people into using bogus versions of Web sites. Some already say they’ve found Yahoo passwords as a result. The problem, disclosed on 8th April, is in open-source software called OpenSSL that’s widely used to encrypt Web communications. Heartbleed can […]