Author: DaveM

The AV-Comparatives Guide to the Best Cybersecurity Solutions of 2017

In order to help consumers get a better idea about the state of the market in cybersecurity, and in turn make the right decision when it comes to shielding their digital life, the independent laboratory AV-Comparatives regularly publishes the results of its “Real-World” Protection Test. Their latest edition, called the Whole Product Dynamic “Real-World” Protection Test, is especially relevant for having compiled results over a five-month span. In this edition, Panda Security received the maximum possible score, outperforming every one of the 20 other vendors that underwent testing. In the words of AV-Comparatives: “In this test, all protection features...

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Bitcoin: definition, hacks and frauds

Despite being around for several years, Bitcoin is suddenly all over the news. You probably already know it is something to do with money, so this article will help to explain what this cyrptocurrency is, why it matters, and how to use it safely. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin works pretty much like every other currency – people can buy goods and services, and money can be traded on the foreign exchange market too. Coins are held in a digital wallet – and encrypted set of files on your computer – and act just like cash when making a payment....

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HP laptop owners – act now to avoid being hacked

HP owners need to take immediate action after it was discovered “keylogging” software has been installed by default on more than 460 models of laptop. When enabled, this function could allow hackers to monitor and steal sensitive information like user names and passwords. What is a keylogger? A keylogger is a small application that runs in the background, monitoring and recording every pressed on your keyboard. The version installed on affected HP laptops has been bundled with the drivers needed to make the Synaptics touchpad work. Keyloggers are a very popular form of malware, used by criminals to capture...

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What will change after Net Neutrality gets repealed on Thursday?

The potential Net Neutrality repeal is a trending topic in the US The potential Net Neutrality repeal is continuing to be a trending topic here in the US, and more and more people are starting to realize how the FCC decision is going to affect their lives. We recently covered what Net Neutrality is and how you can cast your vote for or against it. While Net Neutrality repeal has been accompanied by predominantly negative media coverage and the topic has sparkled furious conversations amongst hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world, this Thursday the Republican-dominated...

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What Will the CISO of the Future Look Like?

As the cyber landscape evolves, the role of the CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) is transforming. Managers at companies of varying size are more aware of the importance of cybersecurity than ever before, and, therefore, CISOs are increasingly present on the boards of directors. The new business context due to disruptive technological developments (such as the Internet of Things and the rise of the cloud), together with growing threat levels, requires security managers to face various changes, such as aligning with business objectives to respond to security needs. Although the profile of a CISO is still technical, its link...

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