Mountain lion which is the latest version of the operating system designed by Apple for its Mac devices was due to debut as the most up to date OS X. However, just before the launch were discovered a couple of new problems which could seriously harm iOS users. It was not a new iPhone spy software or some sort of sneaky iPhone spy app – it was very similar to another form of malware targeted towards Mac users. Speaking of iPhone spy software, which does many a time come bundled with other software researchers have also come across an app in the Apple App store which appears to be infected with malware. It is not an iPhone spy but rather another kind of malware which is targeted at Windows devices as well as iOS devices.
Initially the find was made by one of the users in the Apple Support Communities who downloaded an app for quotes from the store. However after getting the app the anti virus on his computer alerted him that the application does contain dangerous material. Upon further investigation it was revealed that this worm was by Microsoft but had been in an app in the iTunes store. Though it is strange that an OS X app would be infected with a Windows worm, researchers at the security firm Sophos declared that this is likely to be an accidental infection of malware to the original app. As the malware is integrated to an iOS application and designed for the Windows platform it is not possible for the malware to be executed on a Windows device with out first being extracted from an iOS system. Due to this reason it is highly unlikely that the app Read More
While many internet users are aware of the possibility of having their personal information hacked, very few understand the technical details surrounding how that might happen and kind of want to just leave it to the professionals. However, that doesn’t justify not paying attention to the threats that are out there. Although security vulnerabilities might sound overly complicated, some terms are worth knowing, especially the most common forms of internet attacks. That said, the most prevalent types of web application security vulnerabilities happens via a SQL Injection. The most common form of an SQL Injection attach gives access to sensitive information such as social security numbers, credit card number or other financial data, which are certainly a concern for anyone, whether a business or individual. This infographic, properly entitled What is SQL Injection, gives the full details about what an SQL Injection is, who it affects, and how to respond to vulnerabilities that might lead to one. Read More
Antivirus protection is very important for any computer. It protects the computer from various malware and virus attacks. These viruses and malware are built in such a way that they will steal all the sensitive information from the user’s computer, and can even do irreparable damage. In order to avoid this, antivirus applications are used. There are many antivirus’ available for the user, however, some of the them are free ones, some provide free trail so that you can run the application. These free trials are only intended for usage of application for some days, and will not work once the trial period is over. You will need to buy them in order to use them again. Some people prefer to download antivirus from the Internet. But, there is a risk involved in it. If you are downloading antivirus that is paid, and you are downloading it free from Internet, then it might compromise the security of your computer. At times these cracked antivirus are themselves infested with malicious coding meant only to cripple your computer. You can get more information about antivirus protection visit – whichisthebestantivirus.org.
Using free antivirus can be a good idea if you are light user, and not much worried about security of the computer. Free antivirus do work well if used for personal computer, however, if you need complete security of your computer, then using a free antivirus is not a good idea. Some of the free antivirus are Avast, Avira and Avg. These are some of the best free antivirus that provide comprehensive security to a light user. Read More
With the advancement in technology every day new device and smart phones, laptop, tablets are coming. Smart phones have become very popular and they have replaced a Symbian operating system from Android. People use android devices both for business and business personal pleasure. They increase the productivity of work by providing all the tools that organize personal and work life. However, accessing internet through public WI-Fi hotspots are not secure and exposes their device to numerous threats and hackers. Because of the dependency on Android, individuals use VPN which is a virtual private network which allows them to have a secure connection without having any fear of being hacked or monitored.
Safety by encryption
An android VPN creates a barrier between the user device and the network. The major advantage of VPN in Android devices is to encrypt and decrypt network data of users and not allowing third parties to view data. Therefore it creates safety for the user and they get connected to internet via VPN server. The users are assigned to a server generated IP instead which mask original IP address and so third parties or websites are unable to view users’ information and their location. So individuals can keep their data private without the fear of being hacked and from unwanted targeted marketing as well. Read More
As the year progresses the security problems keep increasing and turn more serious as each month passes by. Here’s a list of the most interesting and serious security breaches of 2012.
As the year started January experienced the FBI invading into the famous Mega-upload site known for its cloud computing storage. According to the FBI, the website owned by a New Zealand resident was passing down piracy. This attack by the FBI went quite detrimental as many of Mega-upload’s angry users tried to join with a hackers group that declared revenge by attacking into law enforcement and industrial database to take revenge from all those who declared this possible situation. It’s as easy as abc to install cell phone spy software onto someone’s phone or track a cell phone at will.
After this January saw the reign of infected servers by a botnet command control server that threatened to steal and expose more than fifty thousand login ID’s and passwords of Facebook users and the famous online retailed Zappos had a security breach in which hackers stole its internal customer information including their addresses, passwords and the last digits of their credit card.
February was an extremely pressurized time for the FBI but quite interesting for the world. As the FBI was talking to the Scotland Yard, cyber-criminals recorded their conversation and posted it on the internet on every available portal of entertainment. After this Microsoft suffered a painful blow to the development of its own cloud computing software known as Azure as it experienced an outage and the mobile service provider Verizon suffered a service outage for three hours due to a serious security problem. Read More
More often than not, as smartphone usage increases at a rapid pace, more people will be asking whether or not an anti-virus program is actually needed for their smartphone. At the moment, the answer doesn’t really seem to be yes or no, but more of a maybe. In all likelihood, right now it all depends on what type of smartphone you have, what you plan to do with it, and what you have currently done with it.
Apple users will be much happier to hear that iPhones are reportedly doing much better within the security and malware department. In fact, according to ‘McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2011,’ no threats have been reported to iPhones that have not been jailbroken. Many experts believe that this reason is simply because Apple is extremely picky in terms of what apps they allow within their app store. Even if a malicious app has been let through, normally very soon after it has been reported, it will be removed.
For example, back in November of 2011, PC Advisor reported that Android Malware had increased 472% since July of that year. So for this reason alone, if you do own an Android smartphone at the moment, it may be best to install some security. The interesting thing to note is that 55% of malware threats that have been identified come directly from user installed apps. These apps are the types that work directly in the background of your phone and access stored personal information. Read More
Most of you want to optimize the performance of your Mac but how many of you have ever thought of a reason behind the sluggish behavior of your Mac! The dipped performance of Mac is not the problem of one person or some group of people instead it is one problem which almost all Mac users face after using it for over a period of time. The biggest reason for the sluggish behavior of Mac is presence of fragments. After using Mac for some time, its hard drive gets fragmented as we keep on creating, saving, and deleting files. Therefore, we can say that by using an efficient drive defrag software, we can optimize our Mac and get back its performance.
Let us understand how drive fragmentation occurs with a practical example. Suppose, you have saved three files on your Mac and three of them occupied contagious memory location. After sometime, due to some reasons, you have deleted the second one. Now the space occupied by second file is free to use. When you save a new file lets say fourth file on hard drive of your Mac, it occupies the space freed by the deleted second file. If the size of fourth file is larger than the space freed by second file then this new file is divided into parts. A part of this file is saved at this space freed by deleted file while other part at other space of the hard drive. Read More
Sure, social media has a great place in the “social” world, but as time and research has shown, social media has become a mainstay in business and marketing operations as well for almost all established businesses of today. Given the frequency and capacity at which many businesses conduct operations through social media, the more savvy technology buffs have pondered the looming question of whether all of this information exchange through social media is truly safe? In other words, are businesses aware of the basic things to do to make sure their information is secure? Chances are, no, they are probably not.
Today, over 800 million regular users log in regularly to Facebook and Twitter, many of which are businesses, but a large majority haven’t the slightest clue about Social Media Security Basics, which will protect personal account information, private financial information, confidential business data, and more, from being compromised and hacked into. This infographic seeks to outline those basics to know, so that neither you or your business will fall victim to hacking. Read More
Due to various advantages of digital photographs, we cannot deny the fact that a digital photo is more prone to loss sometimes due to accidental deletion while some times due to corruption of the storage media like memory card, hard disk if computer, etc. Therefore, if we observe some precautions while handling the digital camera, its memory card, or other electronic storage space that are containing photos then we can avoid the loss to some extent. However, sometimes even after following precautions, we encounter photo loss and at such situation, photo recovery program is recommended.
Possible Steps to Avoid Mistreating Memory Card Which May Results Photo Loss:
• Do not pull the memory card out of the camera immediately after clicking photos. Give some time like 1 or 2 minutes to digital camera to write photos on the memory card.
• Do not pull the memory card out of the camera while the camera is on. If you take out the memory card without switching the camera off then there are high chances of memory card corruption.
• Never ignore warnings like ‘Memory Card Full’ and ‘Low Battery’ while using the digital camera. Ignoring these warnings corrupt the memory card and thus causes photo loss.
• Do not fill the memory card of your camera completely. Doing so at times corrupts the memory card and thus causes photo loss. Therefore, it is recommended to leave room for at least five photos in your memory card always. Read More
If there’s anything that puts off the public about being online, it’s the malicious virus attacks. The best defense to ensure that you still experience the conveniences of the Internet is ensure that you access free antivirus. These days, free download antivirus options makes it easy to protect your computer. Installing the best antivirus software makes sure that you don’t receive spam, protect against illegal software and other harmful downloads, at the minimum.
Given that the user can very well apply varied precautions; malware can still rear its ugly head. Nothing can ruin your successful project than a sudden system failure or crash. Without any proper security backup one can’t ensure complete security from online threats. Read the general overview of some of the top notch free antivirus softwares as mentioned:
Immunet: A simple cloud based antivirus software, which can very well run along most antivirus packages to boost speed and compatibility of your system. Program includes cloud based nature and is lightweight too. It uses updated information from cloud and is not bulky to download at all. Read More