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Safety Detective’s Aviva Zacks had a fascinating discussion with Sachin Raste, a senior research analyst at eScan, and found out what makes his company stay at the leading edge of cybersecurity.
While some hackers use stealth methods like infecting your computer with malware to steal your most valuable info, others simply ask for it up front. This practice is called “phishing” and it’s one of the most effective methods for duping unsuspecting victims.
Phishing is a type of cybercrime that enables hackers to pose as authority figures, customer service representatives, or other trusted sources, in order to steal your most valuable personal information.
New malware and security threats show up every week; our job to bring you the news in order to stay one step ahead of these malicious threats.
Here are the most dangerous malware threats you need to know about in order to protect your PC and devices from infection:
Looking for a free mobile security app for Android and iPhone? Avast Mobile Security & Virus Cleaner is the no-cost mobile version of the popular desktop antivirus software. Let’s take a look at what features you get with the free version, whether it meets all your needs, and what might be missing.
There are dozens of different kinds of malware and viruses, each being dangerous in their own way.
Some of them force suspicious ads into your web browser, others steal your personal information, and other silently run in the background without you ever knowing.
Ransomware, cryptomining, phishing, and denial of service (DoS)—these are the types of cyber attacks that people and businesses have come to fear most in recent years.
However, with all the attention paid to these kinds of high-profile attacks, defending against spyware is becoming less of a concern. The problem is that even now, spyware is still the most common way for attackers to conduct cybercrime against businesses.
Safety Detective has the opportunity to interview F-Secure’s Head of Operator Business, Americas, Timo Laaksonen. We asked him what he thinks is the number one threat to cybersecurity today and where he believes antiviruses are headed.
Aviva Zacks of Safety Detective had the privilege of sitting down with Tim Berghoff, G Data’s security evangelist. She found out what he thinks about modern-day smart devices and how much he worries about his mother and other seniors.
Carlos Solari is Vice President of Cybersecurity Services at Comodo. A cybersecurity veteran, Solari’s career has included stints as the CIO for the White House as well as IT positions at the US Army and the FBI. He sat down with Safety Detective’s Aviva Zacks to discuss Comodo’s founding and the modern cybersecurity challenges the company is helping face down.
When it comes to malware, a lot of us have this idea that our phones and tablets are somehow less vulnerable to viruses than our laptops, PCs, and servers. Unfortunately, that’s far from the truth.
Our phones are just as vulnerable to malware and ransomware by malicious programs similar to those that infect computers; mobile phones may even present a larger attack surface due to their abundance.