Tag: mobile

5 Mandatory Steps For Protecting Data From Eavesdroppers

5 Mandatory Steps For Protecting Data From Eavesdroppers

| March 6, 2013 | 20 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Every day we hear news reports in the mainstream media about social network hacking, malware, malicious account takeovers and protecting data. It doesn’t matter if you are the average Joe Blow or a huge corporation like Burger King, everyone is being targeted these days. Cyber criminals are searching for everything from […]

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DataLocker DL3 Portable Encrypted hard drive Review

DataLocker DL3 Portable Encrypted hard drive Review

| February 14, 2013 | 4 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributor   The DataLocker DL3 portable encrypted hard drive is a ready-to-use solution that  provides data security and peace of mind in the event of equipment loss or theft. DataLocker, Inc. is a provider of hardware encrypted storage devices. From their headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas they have provided their secure hard drives […]

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6 Military Grade Solutions For Keeping Your Data Safe

6 Military Grade Solutions For Keeping Your Data Safe

| February 11, 2013 | 7 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributor Keeping your data safe. It might seem inconvenient, but it should be your primary concern. Whether you work for a three-letter government agency or on top of a roof pounding nails, we all have sensitive information that we want to keep away from prying eyes. These days our most private data is stored on computer hard drives, from passwords […]

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How Cyber Criminals Are Exploiting Our Swipe-n-Go Society

How Cyber Criminals Are Exploiting Our Swipe-n-Go Society

| January 29, 2013 | 4 Replies

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Curtis Abernathy, a small business owner in Arizona, never expected to be caught up as the victim of an international ring of cyber criminals stealing identities online.  But that’s exactly what happened last week when he received a call from Bank of America’s security office. The bank’s security team […]

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Experts Say Facebook Hackers May Be Infecting Your Computer

Experts Say Facebook Hackers May Be Infecting Your Computer

| January 28, 2013 | 4 Replies

John Brandon Fox News   Sadie Ouse, a high school senior, never saw it coming. Recently, Facebook hackers commandeered her Facebook account. Using a common malware tactic, the hacker sent a message to all of her friends with a link to the site homeincomenow3.com, operated by “Zhang Lei” in Beijing, China. A Norton security scan […]

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Al-Qaeda Linked to New York Phone Hacking Scams

Al-Qaeda Linked to New York Phone Hacking Scams

| January 8, 2013 | 1 Reply

Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   Hackers with ties to Al-Qaeda terrorist cells in Somalia and the Philippines are targeting New York small businesses using international phone hacking scams.  The scams are costing the companies hundreds of thousands of dollars in phone charges each month. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said that the hacker group has a […]

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Top 6 Cyber Security Predictions for 2013

Top 6 Cyber Security Predictions for 2013

| January 2, 2013 | 1 Reply

Chiranjeev Bordoloi VentureBeat   If there is any weakness in security, you can guarantee the criminals will try to exploit it. And if a cyber criminal discovers a weakness in one community, it won’t be long before that isolated crime turns into a trend. The commercialization of malware is rapidly becoming a well-organized and highly […]

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FBI Warns Public About Smartphone Malware Attacks

FBI Warns Public About Smartphone Malware Attacks

| January 2, 2013 | 8 Replies

Michelle Lowry KJRH Channel 2 News   TULSA – Smartphone malware attacks.  The Internet Crime Complaint Center says there is malware attacking operating systems for mobile devices. Just two examples of this malware according to the FBI are Loozfon and FinFisher. Information-stealing malware could come in as a work-from-home opportunity that promises big bucks for […]

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Facebook Mobile Camera App Allows Hackers To Hijack Accounts

Facebook Mobile Camera App Allows Hackers To Hijack Accounts

| December 29, 2012 | 3 Replies

Ingrid Lunden Techcrunch   PSA to all Facebook Camera users on iOS: If you haven’t updated your app in the past few days, update it now. The older version of the app, pre-1.1.2 and released before December 21, has a security loophole. When used over WiFi networks, malicious hackers can tap the network and hijack accounts, picking […]

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Android Malware Steals Bank Data From Your Phone

Android Malware Steals Bank Data From Your Phone

| December 14, 2012 | 7 Replies

Lucian Constantin PC World   Several malicious Android apps designed to steal mobile transaction authentication numbers (mTANs) sent by banks to their customers over SMS (Short Message Service) were found on Google Play by researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab. The Android malware apps were created by a gang that uses a variant of the […]

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