Posts Tagged ‘Internet Security’

WatchGuard Quarterly Internet Security Report reveals that 30 per cent of malware attacks are zero-day exploits

WatchGuard Quarterly Internet Security Report reveals that 30 per cent of malware attacks are zero-day exploits

Almost a third, or 30 per cent, of malware can be classified as new or zero-day because it cannot be caught by legacy antivirus solutions, according to research published today in WatchGuard’s first Quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the latest computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises.

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Vendor Security coalition launches to improve Internet Security

Vendor Security coalition launches to improve Internet Security

Leading tech companies have announced the Vendor Security Alliance (VSA), a new coalition that will enable businesses to streamline their vetting process for vendors’ cybersecurity risks. The VSA is supported by companies committed to improving Internet security, including Uber, Airbnb, Atlassian, Docker, Dropbox, GoDaddy, Palantir, Square, and Twitter.

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Six tips for safer online shopping

With online shopping becoming one of the fastest growing consumer trends in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) the region is poised to be the next eCommerce hot-spot. PayPal’s recent report highlights that spending online in the MENA region is predicted to continue to increase from the recorded $9 billion in 2012 to $15 billion by 2015. With its convenient access, abundance of attractive offers and staggering range of options, the digital world is being willingly embraced by tech-savvy consumers.

However, the region is also a hot-bed for cyber crime, attracting the attention of hackers and scam artists who are eager to to engage in their own ‘shopping’ – at the expense of their victims. Their activities may involve a range of approaches, such as using stolen credit card and bank account information to fund online purchases, or even go as far as stealing and selling personal information to the highest bidder.

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