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Information about potential threats to your personal and financial security covering desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.


Bypass iOS 7 lock-screen in less than a minute.

Jose Rodriguez, a 36 years old soldier who lives in Spain was first to reveal the gap. A video showing how easy it is to bypass the lock screen in Apple’s new devices running iOS 7 and to penetrate it in less than a minute using only a few clicks Shortly after the official launch […]

This girl could get you in trouble

What is common between Lily Collins, Britney Spears, Sandra Bullock, Adriana Lima, Katy Perry and Jon Hamm? Give up? I’ll give you a hint: All are more dangerous than you think. Those are the top ten searched celebrities on the web that if you look for various details about them, especially the kind of revealing […]

Nigerian Scam: The next generation

“I am a single American soldier, would you send me money?” – this is how a mother and daughter convinced hundreds of victims to send them money as part of a huge ‘Nigerian Scam’ style fraud. The Nigerian Scam is one of the more common types of financial frauds. This scam is usually carried out […]

The elderly and children are often victimized by cybercriminals.

How to avoid common social network frauds

Since the last blogs posted about multiple social networks frauds, I’ve been getting multiple questions so I’ve decided to publish the common fraud attack methods and how to recognize and avoid them. The social networks are very fertile ground for cybercriminals, and sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between true stories and those who spread […]

New ZeroDay: Zbot variant spreads like fire

If you receive an e-mail supposedly from the ‘Bank of America’, with an alleged expenses report attached, make sure you do not open it. Delete it at once. The subject of the e-mail states that this is a ‘”statement of expenses” report notification, with a matching message inside, tagged with the ‘Bank of America’ logo […]

11,000 users fell into a WhatsApp scam

A young Spanish hacker developed a fictive application, which offered users to spy on private messages of their WhatsApp friends. Thousands users went into the site, which required them to register their mobile number. Whoever typed the number fell into a huge fraud by automatically being assigned to an advertisements site that sends ads for […]