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


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Beware: First ransomware for Android has been discovered!

The first ransomware running on Android devices that encrypts files has been discovered – in contrast to earlier discoveries of heretic software also on the Android platform, which prevents access to files but does not encrypt them. During the last several year, the infamous CryptLocker, which runs on Windows Operating System, has been a prolific […]

Security bug: The internet bleeds passwords

A particularly serious security bug was discovered in the code that encrypts the name, password and other information we type in web sites. Major sites have announced they fixed the bug, but many smaller sites may still be affected. The security issue exists in hundreds of thousands to millions of locations worldwide, and provides access […]

Finally! iOS 7 update against the wireless breach

New update for iOS 7, the operating system of iPhone and iPad, revealed the unprecedented scale of exposed passwords of hundreds of millions of users on wireless networks for more than year and a half! Users of Apple’s devices are used to a relatively high pace of updates, hence sometimes they wait a long time […]

A game records your WhatsApp calls!

A new App in Google store named ‘Balloon Pop 2’, is seemingly innocent game that is actually recording user’s WhatsApp calls and publishes them on a website called WhatsAppCopy where anyone can put a phone number and watch the full transcript of the conversation. This is not the first time Android malware creators exploit the […]

Digital Dragon – Enter the Chinese Cyber Army

The Cold War ended, the Berlin Wall fell and no longer nuclear submarines prowl the waters of the oceans waiting to rain down nuclear Armageddon on our planet, or so they tell us. However, a new Cold War is unfolding in real and its consequences can be disastrous. This is a conflict between the rising […]

Hacking Twitter accounts – sometimes it can be serious

On October 21st, The Twitter account of ‘Malindo Air’, a Malaysian airline company, was hacked. The burglar displayed a message saying that the airline supposedly is giving away 100 thousand free tickets. Company officials immediately published a denial on that account as well as their Facebook account, however it seemed like the attacker still had […]