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Akamai and Prolexic have officially joined forces to make the Internet a fast, more reliable and secure place to do business
Akamai, the leading provider of cloud services finally tied the knot with Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services. The deal has been in the making for months now and was officially announced just this week. Together, they are able to offe ...
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Valentine’s Day advice: Don’t share intimate content via unsecured digital devices
Timely to Valentine’s Day, McAfee released the findings from its 2014 Love, Relationships & Technology survey. For the first time in Singapore, and the second time globally, the company examined how adults are sharing and storing intimate data on their mobile devices, especially with current or fo ...
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Advanced Threat Report reveals global expansion of malware attacks
FireEye’s latest Advanced Threat Report has just been released, detailing malicious activities captured by the FireEye Security Platform throughout 2013. The report shows that malware activity has become so pervasive globally that attack servers communicating with malware are now hosted in 206 cou ...
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Primer on WiFi hotspot security
By now everybody is aware of the dangers out there when using WiFi hotspots, isn’t it? Well, according to recent reports surprisingly that isn’t so: Juniper Research, for instance, revealed that only 5% of global smartphones and tablets had security software installed, even though those devices ...
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McAfee Mobile empowers a safe digital life for free
Relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe, McAfee launched this week a full-featured version of its award-winning McAfee Mobile Security. Now available at no cost in 30 languages, the move is part of an Intel Corporation initiative to make security a more integrated part of the consumer exp ...
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Sophos delivers encryption without compromise
Sophos just announced its new approach to data protection with the latest release of SafeGuard Encryption. Enabling wide-scale adoption, Sophos is addressing the two biggest issues in encryption, performance and usability, by leveraging native operating system (OS) encryption for better performance ...
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Ask.fm launches central hub for Internet safety advice
The increasingly popular teenage question and answer social network, Ask.fm, has launched an online Safety Centre to help internet users develop online safety skills.
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Appointments & Announcements
Viacom International Media Networks announced the appointment of Paras Sharma as new Vice President of MTV Brand, Comedy Central & Digital Media Asia. Paras will start the job on March 17 and will be based in Singapore, reporting to Indra Suharjono, Executive Vice-President and Managing Director for ...
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Yota Devices partners with Cellrox to provide users work-personal phone functionality, privacy and security
Yota Devices, developer of high tech consumer LTE devices, and Cellrox, a leader in multi-persona solutions for mobile devices, announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) a partnership agreement to provide Cellrox’s multi-persona technology on the dual-screen YotaPhone. With this technology, YotaPho ...
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Customers are skeptical when it comes to the data collection of their purchasing behavior
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has been conducting a global research to study which data customer regard as sensitive and which industries enjoy the utmost confidence in privacy protection. The conclusion has been that data protection needs of customers are pretty similar worldwide: Feedback or ...
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Useful tips to protect your mobile phone against attacks
That there is no 100%-security guarantee to be protected on mobile devices is obvious, otherwise the NSA would not have managed to intercept the cell phone service of well-known politicians.
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USA stays top of “Spampionship’s Dirty Dozen Nations”
The award-winning Sophos Naked Security blog just revealed the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying nations, as it published the final “Spampionship” league table of 2013.
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A new culture of privacy and trust in the Internet is urgently needed
Concerns about the safety of new services on the Internet are as much part of our virtual life as the carefree spread of personal data on social networks. Obviously, the tension between the need for openness on one hand, and security on the other hand, requires a new culture of privacy and trust on ...
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No chance for hackers: Password managers protect internet accounts
Hackers have cracked approximately two million access data from Facebook, Twitter, Google and other accounts, using the so-called Pony botnet for the attack, a network of thousands of hijacked computers.
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The shareconomy requires secure exchange of data
"Shareconomy" was the motto of the CeBIT last year, the world’s largest international computer show that will open its doors again next month in Hanover, Germany. What it describes in a condensed matter is the sharing of information which quite obviously requires a secure exchange of data and good ...
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Silver Peak counters eavesdropping on corporate networks with Accelerated IPSec
Silver Peak, a leader in accelerating data over distance, just announced that it has combined the best of site-to-site VPN security and WAN optimisation to deliver Accelerated IPSec.
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Phishing attacks up, as fraudsters seek targets of highest return
The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has been active for more than a decade now to unify the global response to electronic crime and the group just published its new Q3 2013 Phishing Activity Trends Report last week. In general, the APWG measures the evolution, proliferation, and propagation of cr ...
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Be alert: Cybercriminals test effectiveness of unsuspicious email attachments
Spam messages with malicious attachments are popular among cybercriminals intending to infect the systems of victims with all kind of malicious software. However, users have become more cautious and more often recognize the evil plan and delete the malicious email attachments immediately - usually ...
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Advanced threats can now be blocked within milliseconds
By sharing threat information across controls and directing preventative actions in real-time, McAfee is able to provide immediate protection against the threats posed by advanced targeted attacks across both network and endpoint controls.
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AVG Web TuneUp optimizes browsing experience for performance, privacy and protection
Last month, AVG Technologies launched its Web TuneUp to optimize web browsing for Windows users, providing protection while searching and surfing the Web, cleaning browsing tracks, and enabling users to control their online privacy, according to the company’s mission to simplify, optimize and secu ...
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Will malware and wallet theft slow-down the Bitcoin drive?
Bitcoins are around now for five years, just recently having gained mass media attention –  not for the right reasons –- but for criminal activities and theft. If the launch of the world’s first Bitcoin ATM has been astonishing a few months back, attacks from unknown hackers started to spread ...
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February 2014

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