Internet Security

December 2019 Update on device security

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

Android, Anti-Malware, Tech

Good article

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

Internet Security, Safe & Secure, Scams

A most disturbing reveal..

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...

Android, Anti-Malware, Anti-Virus, Internet Security, iOS, Microsoft

Malwarebytes News & Tips

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

Internet Security, Safe & Secure, spyware

Speaking of safety…

[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…

Be Safe, I kid you not..., Internet Security, Mental, Non-sequiteur

Weird day..

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..

I kid you not..., Scams

Shaz-sham!

[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!