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Half of UK businesses fall to cyber attacks despite bolstered defences
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50% of UK businesses fell victim to cybercrime in 2024, despite increased efforts in cybersecurity, with phishing being the leading attack method.
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Zombie APIs: the resident evil in too many businesses
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cloud services
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testing
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The unchecked use of Zombie APIs in businesses has underscored a rising cybersecurity threat, with attackers exploiting these neglected interfaces and costing firms up to $75bn annually.
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Researchers identify four new security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office
Wed, 9th Jun 2021
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microsoft
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application security
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Microsoft Office suite contains four new security vulnerabilities that can be exploited to execute code on targets, says Check Point Research.
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ESET urges parents to consider security protection for their children
Sat, 14th Dec 2019
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cybersecurity
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virus
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information protection
While many parents worry about their child’s online activity, many are not taking precautionary measures, according to new insights from ESET.
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Singapore 11th for cyber threats sources, says Kaspersky
Wed, 17th Jul 2019
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cloud services
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advanced persistent threat protection
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wireless networks
Kaspersky Security Network has uncovered more than two million incidents originating from servers located in Singapore in the 2Q19.
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ESET looks back at the origins of the computer virus
Tue, 7th Nov 2017
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malware
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cybersecurity
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virus
The first computer virus was born 34 years ago, created by a student at the University of California. Security firms are still fighting malware today.
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The Philippines & Indonesia are now hotspots for computer worms
Tue, 25th Jul 2017
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malware
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cybersecurity
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virus
Amongst political turmoil, Indonesia and the Philippines are now one of the world’s major hotspots for malware infection rates.
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An in-depth look at next-gen security software: Myths and marketing
Tue, 14th Feb 2017
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cybersecurity
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we live security
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cios
When next-gen vendors talk about behavioural analysis as their exclusive discovery, they’re at best misinformed.
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The JAKU botnet - what you need to know
Wed, 22nd Jun 2016
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ddos
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cybersecurity
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virus
In short, botnets allow hackers to take control of multiple computers at the one time to spread viruses, create spam and perform attacks.
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Slingshot urges Kiwis to update security software as virus sweeps globe
Wed, 4th Jun 2014
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gaming
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malware
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technology gifts
Internet Service Provider Slingshot is working with New Zealand Police to protect customers from a serious global malware attack. #CyberSecurity.
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Social media scammers to double holiday profit
Mon, 30th Dec 2013
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apple
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technology gifts
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cybersecurity
Holiday season alert: Scammers set to double profits on social media with a surge in Christmas and charity scams. Stay vigilant online.
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“Wait a minute…The Internet knows more about me than my own mother?”
Tue, 3rd Dec 2013
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apple
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Surprise revelation: The internet now holds more details about us than our own families do.
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Top 10 PC complaints in 2013...
Fri, 29th Nov 2013
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malware
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apple
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pc hardware
PC slowdowns, lengthy startups and sluggish browsers are just some of the most common technical peeves reported by computer users this year.
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Mac protection
Fri, 4th May 2012
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apple
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technology gifts
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symantec
SMBs using Macs must enhance their cyber-security as Apple devices increasingly targetted by malware, like the Flashback virus.
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Virus invades Metservice website
Wed, 17th Aug 2011
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malware
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cybersecurity
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virus
Metservice website hit by malware amid peak traffic, spreading Personal Shield Pro Trojan through ads. Company working on fixes.
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Macs face first virus threat
Wed, 4th May 2011
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apple
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malware
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firewall
Macs face unprecedented virus threat with OSX/MacDefender.A, tricking users with bogus malware scans. A concerning first for Apple devotees.
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10 signs your PC is infected
Thu, 10th Mar 2011
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malware
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cybersecurity
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avg technologies
AVG reveals 10 signs of a PC virus, from slow speeds to rogue pop-ups, warning of undetectable malware threats.
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Cyber crime: we’re guilty too
Mon, 1st Nov 2010
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phishing
We don’t like cyber crime, but we feel powerless to do anything about it, so generally we don’t report it. And some of the things we do online are probably illegal too, but we feel as though we can get away with it.
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Beyonce Knowles has not died
Thu, 26th Aug 2010
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web development
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cios
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virus
Celebrities like Beyonce and Brad Pitt are being used by spammers to spread viruses, according to virus watchdog, Symantec.
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Free risk assessment for SMBs
Wed, 25th Aug 2010
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symantec
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smb
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virus
Symantec offers free online tool for NZ SMBs to assess and mitigate potentially costly security risks, from viruses to natural disasters.
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McAfee to compensate for crashed PCs
Wed, 28th Apr 2010
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testing
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smart home
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casb
Security software company McAfee is offering compensation to<br />computer users affected by the recent glitch in one of its software updates<br />which caused widespread problems for Windows XP users.
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The threat blender
Mon, 1st Mar 2010
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malware
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cloud services
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cybersecurity
Today, more than 88% of all email sent is either unwanted spam or malicious email, such as blended email attacks.
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The scare factor
Tue, 1st Dec 2009
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malware
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cloud services
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phishing
What would you do if a warning suddenly flashed on your screen that your computer had been compromised?<br />Such warnings are becoming increasingly common and they’re probably all fakes.
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The king has left the building
Thu, 1st Mar 2007
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it in healthcare
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business
Security specialist ESP has undergone a change of ownership with founder John King handing over the company keys to new owner Richard Crabb.