Pop Quiz, hot shot: What or who is the weakest link in your company’s data security? Is it your database that hasn’t been updated in years? Or that vengeful ex-employee with a grudge? The correct answer is: It’s you. Or more appropriately, everyone in your company. All you well-meaning employees who love your jobs and wouldn’t do anything to harm your company. True, you’re not … Continue reading Are You Your Company’s Weakest Link?
Think back to the last time you installed new software onto your computer. The next time you opened your browser were you greeted by a new “Babylon Search” toolbar? Perhaps you found a little icon tucked away on your desktop, that was just hoping you wouldn’t notice it. Welcome to Bundleware. Bundleware referrers to garbage programs you unintentionally downloaded when you installed an application. It … Continue reading Ethical Adware Versus Bundleware- What’s the Difference and What’s with this New Toolbar on my PC??!
You know those ads on the sides of almost any website you go to? Annoying, but relatively safe, right? Wrong! It turns out your favorite websites may unwittingly pass along malware into your device through their display advertisements. ‘Malvertising’, as it’s referred to in the security world, is a lucrative venture for global cyber criminals, and there are no signs of it slowing down. Read … Continue reading Malvertising: Large-Scale Risk
You probably don’t give a second thought to the banner ads scattered all over the web. But what about when these ads start weighing down your computer, interrupting web pages that were once ad-free, and taking revenue from your favorite websites? Let’s see how to identify these intruders, and get them off your device. What is Browser Ad Injection? A thin piece of code from … Continue reading Browser Ad Injection – What you Need to Know