Security

Bitdefender 2019 consumer security suite (announcement)

July 18, 2018

Forrester Research named Bitdefender as a leader in consumer end-point security. The company says its Bitdefender 2019 consumer security suite will stop the most sophisticated

Golden Cup app spies on World Cup Fans

July 16, 2018

The Golden Cup app offers free streaming and statistics from past and present FIFA world cups. The only problem is that it is spyware. It

Don’t give away too much by oversharing on social media

July 16, 2018

Oversharing on social media can create huge security issues. It does not matter if you think you are safe – social media has ‘ways of

U.S. Government asks Apple and Google “Are you digitally spying?”

July 11, 2018

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has asked Apple and Google a series of probing questions. The aim: To see if

Facebook F-up again. How can you trust this company? (opinion)

June 30, 2018

Facebook F-up again. Will the badly dressed ‘kid in the hoodie’ apologise yet again? Can you trust a company that stumbles from one disaster to

Google to add security metadata to Google Play approved apps

June 30, 2018

Google has added what amounts to an anti-tampering code to Google Play approved apps. At the same time, this will allow installation of genuine apps

Black Hat 2018 – What cybersecurity pros really think (and it is not good)

June 30, 2018

Black Hat 2018 is over. Its post-conference survey of the world’s leading cybersecurity experts is telling.

The evolution of mobile bad bots

June 30, 2018

Mobile bad bots are roaming free on mobile networks. A recent report shows 5.8% of all mobile devices across six U.S. major cellular networks are

Cybercriminals and ATO scams

June 19, 2018

It is the time of the year when cybercriminals pose as the ATO. They want to cheat you out of hard earned cash. ATO scams

Palo Alto Networks opens a Cyber Range in Sydney.

June 19, 2018

Palo Alto Networks, a leading global cybersecurity provider has opened a Cyber Range facility in Sydney.

Apple to close Lightning port vulnerability

June 16, 2018

Apple has announced an upcoming iOS upgrade will close its Lightning port vulnerability. It will block data transfers on its Lighting port when the device

Cryptomining causes poor battery life and performance (warning)

June 13, 2018

Cryptomining apps are often the cause of poor battery life and sluggish performance. They can also prematurely kill your phone or PC/Mac.

Ethical AI needed now (opinion)

June 8, 2018

So far there are no overarching rules or accepted guidelines for the use of Artificial Intelligence. Ethical AI must be a top priority before the

Kaspersky woes deepen – US court rules it out!

June 5, 2018

Russian based Kaspersky Labs has lost two lawsuits to overturn bans on the use of its security software products in US government networks.

Norton Core adds security to a router

May 22, 2018

Norton has released the Norton Core – a Wi-Fi AC2600 router that runs Norton Core Security Plus software. This means everything, whether a computer or

Thorfire Q8 – a shining light (review)

May 21, 2018

The Thorfire Q8 is a 5,000 lumen LED flashlight. It is a superb feat of engineering and design. It is one of the most powerful

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