Malwarebytes If you haven't updated already, v4 is out. Shorttake: Malwarebytes is a must-have addition to your anti-virus software, be it Windows Defender or a third party such as Kaspersky or BitDefender. Malwarebytes deliberately works through real-time heuristic defence rather than preventing downloads, hence some poor scores on traditional compatible sites, but it remains the… Continue reading December 2019 Update on device security
Security advice never grows old, but users still pancake... (TechRepublic).In-depth articleFor an alternate, secure, Android platform, check out F-DroidFrankly speaking..."Someone hacked into the tax revenue office four years ago and stole 3.8 million tax returns from the citizens of South Carolina--that was everyone. After the investigation, it was determined that an employee took home a laptop… Continue reading Good article
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Source: ABC News HealthEngine is a phishing tool for ambulance-chasing lawyers "HealthEngine, medical booking app, facing multi-million-dollar fines for selling patient health data" Yes, I know to beware of dodgy apps. Yes, I know Facebook, Microsoft et al. mine my data But government sponsored (promoted) apps? Sheesh...
Antivirus vs. anti-malware: what’s the deal?Are you relying on legacy antivirus software? You may not be as safe as you think you areNew “Under the Radar” report examines modern threats and future technologiesCyberthreats are evolving. Our security experts pick them apart and give you the lowdown on eachOur 2019 security predictionsNew year. New threats. Learn… Continue reading Malwarebytes News & Tips
Source: Google’s Chrome Web Browser “Has Become Spy Software” What browser would you use for privacy? Comodo Ice Dragon Opera Firefox ???
Source: CNET | Wi-Fi extenders had vulnerabilities that gave hackers complete control
Source: Business Insider More iTnews Sydney Morning Herald news.com.au Maybe it's time to 'go dark' and become a Luddite...
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Source: The Guardian Israeli software broke WhatsApp with a phone call and if you havent updated or deleted the app you could be spied and hacked too.
[9 May 19] Source: Economist via @inkl: How creepy is your smart speaker? "... these devices are acquiring other senses beyond hearing - the latest models have cameras, and future ones may use lidar. The scope for infringing privacy is increasing, so how worried are you that your speaker is spying?" [6 May 19] Source: Washington… Continue reading Speaking of safety…
Got a low-altitude Columbia Natural (red currant, honey, raisin & cocoa) from Subi today after a lamb rogan Josh at Chutney Mary's (ohhhhhh heaven!). Just $10 too. Oh, haha, on the way in I got attacked by a drunk bull of a man. It was hilarious. As I was passing an alfresco table this stocky… Continue reading Weird day..
[2 Apr 19] Closer to home, we have news from Tim Clark (The West Australian) on a front page exclusive.. The US want his worldwide assets frozen for global misrepresentation. Wow, just, wow. I have little sympathy for greedy snouts foraging in the trough of get-rich-beyond-my-virtue, those who want to cash in on 'a good… Continue reading Shaz-sham!
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