2014 was certainly not a great year for cyber security. We saw high-end data breaches of large companies such as Ebay, Target, Sony, Home Depot and JP Morgan to name a few. Millions of data, personal records and financial information were stolen and sold on the black market in a matter of days. 

Criminals are certainly stepping up their game and data breaches are becoming both common and devastating. To see the enormity of data breaches in the past years, Information is Beautiful has compiled a great interactive visual that includes all of the major hacks dating back from 2004 until today.


Online shopping provides a sense of convenience for everyone. The fact that we are able to buy goods online without having to physically go out to a store is definitely one of the main appeal for many consumers.


BuenoSearch.com is a browser add-on, which claims to provide you with the most comprehensive and easy to use search tool possible.  Once installed it will add the BuenoSearch Toolbar to your browser, change your homepage toBuenoSearch.com, and set your default search engine to BuenoSearch.


How to Remove Zwinky

by News Editor on April 30th, 2015 in Security Tips.

Zwinky is a browser extension developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. Apart from the fact that the toolbar in question provides you with a shortcut to Zwinky virtual world, there is not much it can offer. Aside from Zwinky shortcut, it only has Facebook and Weather feeds, as well as a customized search box that provides you with search results via Ask Search.


Mapsgalaxy is a browser hijacker and toolbar developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. This program is capable of modifying your browser homepages to its own. It may be unknowingly installed through product bundling with a third party application. Unfortunately, once installed it will also add the MapsGalaxy toolbar, change your browser homepage and set your default search engine to Ask.com.


The software we use on our computers is in regular need of attention. Like a racing car needing to find the optimum performance or a pair of socks in the ‘make do and mend’ post-war days, your software must be patched up on a regular basis to keep it fit for use. 


We use our internet browser every day to check emails, log in to our social media accounts, manage our online banking and even do some e-shopping. Your browser tends to hold onto various information and files to ensure maximum optimization and faster load time. Unfortunately, this could cause problems over time. 

It's always a good idea to clear out the cache, browser history and clear cookies on a regular basis. This allows you to avoid browser errors as well as allowing you to preserve your online security.


Spam mail can be especially frustrating and unfortunately, there are countless ways spammers can target your email addresses. The issue affects millions of people every day and it’s gradually worsened over the last few years showing no signs of improvement in the near future.


There is no question that passwords are part of our daily internet routine, from Facebook, Gmail to our banking site. We know that you don’t openly share your passwords to anyone that you don’t trust, but unfortunately the task of keeping your passwords private is daunting; worst of all it doesn’t take much to be compromised.


Price Peep is usually classified as an adware or PUP.  It hijacks the web pages and may be very annoying. You can download it and install from its official site or in a bundle with some freeware or shareware.


Search Module by Goobzo is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported.  Similarly to other hijackers, Search Module has ability to change homepage, default search engine and new tab page. Once Search Module is successfully installed, it changes Windows host file, DNS settings as well as registry entries. You will notice that your PC performance becomes much slower than it was before.


AppGraffiti is a web browser add-on that promises to enhance a user’s social networking experience within social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter by enabling themed backgrounds and other customizations.