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Avoiding the Man in the Middle – Preventing a Common Cyberattack
Avoiding the Man in the Middle – Preventing a Common Cyberattack

Imagine the following scenario:

One day, you get an email that appears to be from your bank. The email prompts you to perform some simple administrative task – checking your balance, let’s say, you click on the email, click the link in the email to log into your bank account, and check your funds. Nothing seems amiss.

You’ve just been hacked.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders February 28, 2019
Interview With Ryan Toohil – Intrusta
Interview With Ryan Toohil – Intrusta

Cybersecurity expert Aviva Zacks chatted with Ryan Toohil, CTO and one of the founders of Intrusta Antivirus, to find out how his antivirus company stays ahead of hackers and competes in the antivirus industry.

Interview With Ryan Toohil – Intrusta

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks February 19, 2019
8 Best Antivirus Programs with VPN [that excel in both] for 2019
8 Best Antivirus Programs with VPN [that excel in both] for 2019

If you’re considering an antivirus bundled with a VPN, the most common drawback is that nine times out of ten, you end up with a mediocre AV and VPN. Nevertheless, there are a few AV firms that offer excellent VPN service along side top notch virus protection. This will help you save a lot of money when buying the two services bundled.

Evan Porter by Evan Porter February 18, 2019
How to Solve “Oops, Your Files Have Been Encrypted” in 2019
How to Solve “Oops, Your Files Have Been Encrypted” in 2019

Although ransomware is making fewer headlines, it is still effectively targeting businesses and individuals. Over the last few months, ransomware attacks have brought down news organizations during the Christmas holidays, infected home computers via drive-by-downloads, and locked up over 100,000 computers in China.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders February 18, 2019
How to Tell if My Computer Was Hacked – Updated 2019
How to Tell if My Computer Was Hacked – Updated 2019

If you’re wondering whether your computer has been hacked, we have some bad news and some good news. First the bad news: if you suspect you’re infected, then you’re probably right (check with this free vulnerability scanning tool). The amount of new malware on the internet – particularly the kind intended to infect home computers and small businesses – is growing rapidly. Over 350,000 new malware samples are created every day, with a total of 856.62 unique viruses discovered in 2018 alone.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders February 18, 2019
Interview With Travis Witteveen – Avira
Interview With Travis Witteveen – Avira

Safety Detective’s Aviva Zacks sat down with Avira’s CEO Travis Witteveen to find out how consumers can protect themselves from hackers threatening their smart devices.

Interview With Travis Witteveen – Avira

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks February 18, 2019
What is a DDoS Attack and How to Prevent One in 2019
What is a DDoS Attack and How to Prevent One in 2019

If your company’s website or application suddenly goes offline due to a massive influx of suspicious traffic, you could be the target of a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack.

These kinds of cyber attacks are on the rise, and they can be devastating to your business and brand reputation when they cause significant website downtime.

Evan Porter by Evan Porter February 13, 2019
Remove: This Email Has Been Sent from a Virus-Free Computer Protected by Avast
Remove: This Email Has Been Sent from a Virus-Free Computer Protected by Avast

Reputable antivirus programs provide added protection against infection by plugging into your email and scanning incoming and outgoing mail for malware and obvious phishing attempts.

However, some popular antivirus programs, such as Avast and AVG, can’t seem to resist the opportunity to advertise themselves in the process by leaving an email signature.

Andrew Sanders by Andrew Sanders February 13, 2019
Interview With Sagit Manor – Nyotron
Interview With Sagit Manor – Nyotron

Aviva Zacks interviewed Nyotron CEO Sagit Manor and asked her where she thinks cybersecurity is headed and how her company is stopping cyber attacks.

Interview With Sagit Manor – Nyotron

Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks February 8, 2019
Major Security Breach Found in Hospital and Supermarket Refrigeration Systems
Major Security Breach Found in Hospital and Supermarket Refrigeration Systems

Updated February 12, 2019

Israeli hackers and activists Noam Rotem and Ran L from Safety Detective research lab have uncovered a major security breach in temperature control systems manufactured by Resource Data Management, a Scotland-based remote monitoring solutions company.

These control systems are used by hospitals and supermarket chains all over the world, including Marks & Spencer, Ocado, Way-on, and many others.

Paul Kane by Paul Kane February 7, 2019