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Happy Father's Day, Dads!

by News Editor on May 31st, 2012 in Comment.

Father’s Day this year will be celebrated on June 17th. This is definitely the day to express feelings towards our dads for all of their love and support, frequently supplemented by the giving those exclusive gifts.

Sadly, spammers are taking part in this occasion too, in a very bad way.

Some of our dads aren’t the most computer savvy individuals. Sure they know how to use a PC, surf the internet, check their emails but can they differentiate a spam with a genuine email? Probably not…


A few years ago, social media was literally unheard of. Fast forward today, it is something that is engrained in our lives. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Pinterest, Instagram (and list goes on…) become household names overnight with other social networking sites sprucing up trying to catch up or rather ‘imitate’ the giants’ formula.


Flame

by Andy on May 31st, 2012 in Industry and Security News.

On 28th May 2012, Iran National CERT published a report describing a new and complex threat dubbed “Flame” that was thought to be responsible for incidents of “mass data loss in Iran”. The report linked this newly discovered threat with the notorious Stuxnet and Duqu attacks.

Shortly after, the Laboratory of Cryptography and System Security at Budapest University of Technology and Economics published a report   describing an apparently identical threat that may have been active “for as long as five to eight years”.


According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Annual Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, online fraud cost consumers more than $1.5 billion in 2011, with identity fraud and identity theft garnering 70 percent of total complaints. With fraud complaints more than doubling over the past five years, protecting private information is more critical than ever for those who rely on the internet for communicating personal and financial data. If identity theft hasn't concerned you in the past, it's time to reconsider.