ransomware

The Rise of Ransomware

Hacker Ransoms on The Rise Due to Connected Devices Cyber security experts are warning that over the past year they have noticed increasing numbers of people are falling victim to ransomware attacks on their connected devices. Ransomware essentially involves a hacker gaining access to a person’s computer, smartphone, smartwatch, or any other connected device and […]

Android Malware Gooligan

1 Million+ Google Accounts Breached by Gooligan

Researchers announce they’ve uncovered a family of Android-based malware that has compromised more than 1 million Google accounts. 86 apps available in third-party marketplaces can root 74 percent of Android phones. Check Point go on to say, “As a result of a lot of hard work done by our security research teams, we revealed today […]

Tesco Bank Robbery

Tesco’s £2.5 Million Refund. ‘Have you got your receipt?’

Getty Images / Daniel Berehulak Don’t panic! No personal data stolen – just £2.5 million pounds belonging to over 9,000 customers, say Tesco. – Okay, so just the bank robbery then. Immediately after the attack Tesco Bank Chief executive Barry Higgins told BBC Radio 4 that during the evening of November 5, the bank saw […]

Prevent Unwanted Software Installing On Your Machine

Tired of unchecking unrelated offers while installing software? Have you ever felt, while installing software, that the installer tries to push additional unwanted programs at all cost? Ever missed a checkbox, and spent hours afterwards removing adware? Ever opened your browser after an installation, only to find out that you have a new homepage, a […]

Windows 10 is spying on almost everything you do – here’s how to opt out

“We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to.” “There is no world in which 45 pages of policy documents and opt-out settings split across […]

Internet At The Speed Of Light

What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? Wi-Fi speed frustratingly slow? Why not utilise the speed of light and a common LED bulb? At TEDGlobal Dr. Harald Haas demonstrated for the first time, a device that can do exactly that. Sounding more like an April fool’s gag than a serious […]

Microsoft’s swipe’n’swirl pic passwords LESS secure than PINs, warn researchers

Windows 8 Picture Passwords Easily Cracked? Windows 8 and Windows RT come with a feature called Picture Passwords. Users can choose any picture, and then “annotate” it with three finger movements: tapping a point, drawing a stroke, or sweeping a circle. This pattern becomes a users’ means to open or unlock a device as an […]

RetroShare: Free Private, Secure Communications

RetroShare is a decentralised file sharing network that allows you to share files with your authenticated friends and family in complete privacy. It’s free encrypted communication for you and your mates. All communication is encrypted and nobody – not even your Internet Service Provider (ISP) – can see what you are sharing. Decentralised means there […]

Download Free Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool is a highly recommended security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs PUPs from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these […]