Yes, 'next-door Steve' was complaining to me about Spyware attacks, "hey - you are not the first one, or alone...", I told him.
Cyber criminals seem to have not spared Google while conducting their usual illegal acts. The GFI security researchers have warned about the ‘Google antivirus’ software has been found to be pushed with a help of popular websites illegally set to redirect visitors to phony websites offering antivirus services. In reality it’s a Trojan.Win32.Fakeav.tri, so the users should see that you never fall for the program that uses name of the Internet giant.
A friend of mine who is working with Oracle Advertising has recently come across one such incident of this malware threat. She told me that those pages looked real and posing to be powered by Google, these web pages claim that Google system has detected unusual traffic from victim’s computer and then offer downloading antivirus software for checking their PC for viruses. Besides, victim is additionally warned that otherwise he/she will be simply blocked from using Google services.
Being involved in a business, you must surely have some important data saved. Be it your company data or of your customers, protecting them from malicious online attacks becomes your prime concern.
Spyware Tools that are available are immensely powerful and are designed to defend your computer application from alien attacks. There are companies that bring in the best of code to secure computers and give you the feeling of being safe. Latest user friendly applications are aimed at making user at ease and make them believe in the product. Dedicated companies always aim at keeping their customer at comfort like TC World Ltd, so once you have the trust of the millions all you have to do is keep the service consistent with better quality.
Scammers-spammers as usual continue to play tricks to hook up their prey. It was only a few weeks ago that these intruders managed to distribute hundreds of misleading letters claiming that recipient’s Amazon.com account will expire soon and, that it will be deactivated.
These kinds of incidents are quiet common for most business and, direct marketing industry is one that suffers a lot with it. Companies like Enza Marketing have got consistent spamming issues to be dealt as these scammers spare none who's up in the market.
I recently got my PC struck with "AntiSpy DeLuxe", which I came to know late that it is a very dangerous phony spyware application. Once installed, this nasty spyware will display notifications of imaginary security and privacy risks in its attempts to get the user to purchase the full version and may generate system slowdown and instability.
Companies small and big are aware of the increasing threats from spyware, adware and other malevolent application commonly known as 'virus or 'malware.'
These outcast applications, which are not discovered by antivirus programs, pose an intensifying danger to corporate data security system and employee productiveness. Business enterprises that wish to keep down potential damage and want to amend workforce efficiency will profit from appending existing antivirus and other security schemes with all-round protection from these malicious application.
Appco group I remember is one company that keeps a powerful firewall and flexible solution with wide protection against such malware. Their process is about how unique their solution is and how they help reduce risk and better their productivity and less administrative overhead.
You may have heard of FTC antivirus scam or may be a victim itself. But it all happened about three years ago when the company Innovative Marketing found itself in hot water with the FTC for pushing fake antivirus software. Their bogus titles included some of the biggest in fake AV history, like WinAntivirus and XP Antivirus — as well as DriveCleaner, ErrorFixer, and many other unscrupulous apps. The FTC even put together a consumer alert page designed to help folks learn to identify scareware distributed by lowlifes like Innovative and keep themselves from become infected and victimized financially. In December of 2008, a U.S. District Court judge ordered Innovative Marketing and their partner ByteHosting Internet Services to halt operations. By then, more than a million victims had been fleeced.
Now, there are many instances like this that in the direct marketing field one can encounter. And, the e-mail service which most of the companies use to target their consumers can otherwise be a target of the scammers who can make you the main culprit behind it. So, every direct marketing company has to take enough caution that they are affected in any way. Many direct marketing companies like TC World Ltd. have taken remedies to not get affected in any way by these kind of scammers.
Have you ever been foxed by one of those pop-up windows that says your system will be infected and you ought to download this particular remedy right now? I have, and I should know better. But most people are in the middle of something and tend to overlook this. Once you clicked on the download button you may probably see this warning window, now this may look similar to a screen you have seen many times before.
You need to have a tight firewall installed to keep such cyber abuses at bay. One company Appco Group I remember had a strong defensive mechanism to keep their system from such attack. I have seen that every time anything appears on their remote system, it would alert the users about the danger so they don’t make a blunder. Fortunately they have control on it and were alright. But the point is that one notorious program would sneak into your system, and that’s where you need to keep a check.
Let’s today discuss mobile spyware than one that concerns the computer and the internet…
Since malwares are so common on-line, there's always some anti-malwares to prevent it from affecting your accessories. Latest on the line that spreads malwares are the apps used in smartphones. As always there are rivals in any area, it has come that Google's free apps are getting more vulnerable to such malware attacks. Where as their rival, Apple has more security to offer its subscribers.
What is the greatest threat your computer has from others, when you are using the Internet? Can anyone infiltrate your computer system, without your prior knowledge? Is it possible?
There is yet one more month to go to the year 2012, but plenty of 2012 antivirus tools have already arrived.
New model-year security products used to come out in the fall, like new model-year cars. This year the first 2012 antivirus (G Data AntiVirus 2012 ($29.95 direct, 3.5 stars) turned up way back in May. So far nine antivirus tools are explicitly identified as 2012 models, along with several others released during the same period. So, it might turn up a question for many computer owners and organisations such as Coulson Organisation that, which of these recent releases is the best?
Small businesses can now heave a sigh of relief! Small businesses were always victims of Cyber attacks. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is going to release a free online tool which will help them to fight against unexpected cyber threat attacks. This tool, named The “Small Biz Cyber Planner” and created together with representatives of government and private security firms, is going to show up in the next month. It has been created after taking into account that small businesses don’t have many resources to hire cyber security experts.
Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report volume 11 reports that 99 percent of all malware attacks were caused by social engineering and AutoRun vulnerabilities.This explains why companies like Web Listings Inc. are careful on this count. The report says that that social-engineering techniques can be blamed for 45 percent of all malware distribution in the first half of 2011. More than a third of malware distribution in the same period were spread through Win32/Autorun feature that starts programmes automatically as soon as external media is inserted into a PC.
Cybercriminals have again targetted the micro-blogging site Twitter, unleashing a new phishing attack that poses as a reputation alert., computer security firm Sophos said.
Public outcry has been generated in Germany as regards the use of a spying software by German State Investigators to intrude into digital privacy.
It has been revealed that the German State investigators were using spyware that could use a user's webcam and microphone for surveillance, without his knowledge. This was brought to light recently by the Germany-based Chaos Computer Club. This, we should acknowledge, is as serious and damaging as stealing data and intruding into the network of a company like Sirius Star Marketing or Redwoods Advance.
MacKeeper is getting popular with Mac computer owners who are looking for the best antivirus solution and protection for their Mac computers.
Last week the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) had issues a warning about a spyware programme that infects computers and steals banking related data, including log in details and passwords.
It was then that leading companies like Appco, Redwoods Advance etc swung into action and made double checks to secure their accounts. A top executive at Redwoods Advance commented, “Yes, we are aware of the warning and we have taken all necessary steps to prevent any loss that the spyware could cause”.
It's known that there have been cases of data theft and loss, but details are not available. The malware gets into a user's system when he visits infected websites or opens infected emails or downloads unknown files containing the malware from sites. The next time he logs in to his banking site, he would see a pop-up banner with a message- “We are checking your security settings. Please wait 1-10 minutes. Please be patient don't close and reload the page while we are checking the information”. That's the indication that the spyware work has begun and data is being stolen. So it's safe not to download suspicious files or open suspicious sites.
There is another way the spyware could be activated, asking the user to go in for a One Time Password (OTP). To avoid this, it would be advisable not to type the OTP if it's on the same page as the entry forms for the user name and password. Legitimate banking websites always ask for the OTP on a separate page, after the user name and password have been entered.
This is the question that faces every single Facebook user today...
It was Australian hacker and blogger Nik Cubrilovic who came up with the claim that Facebook keeps tracking its users after they have logged out from the site.Won't this prove a real hassle for individuals and for companies like Appco Group that depend a lot on the social networking site to promote themselves.