If there were a way to inject internet straight into one’s bloodstream, ones and zeros would course through Bojan’s veins. Bojan eats, lives, and breathes online both professionally as a cybersecurity reporter and privately as an avid gamer. Bojan learned the dangers of malicious online agents the hard way. He fell victim to a ransomware attack that corrupted years’ worth of research data. The jolting experience made him realize that even the most experienced individuals can fall prey to criminals, if they forgo the basic tenets of online safety. He joined the DataProt team to inform the uninformed and help them avoid the mistakes that cost him a whole lot of stress.
NYPD narrowly escapes ransomware catastrophe
The New York Police Department had to take its fingerprint system offline when ransomware infected the system. It’s no secret that public institutions are among the most common targets of cyber attacks, especially hackers looking for a big ransom payoff. Last weekend, a contractor installing a
Win 10 upgrade blocked for PCs with out-of-date antivirus apps
Update your virus protection software - Microsoft is blocking the November 2019 Windows 10 update on systems with out-of-date antivirus apps. The announcement from the Redmond-based company comes as a shocker. Previous Windows updates have never been blocked when an outdated app was detected on a
Racoon Stealer malware bypasses spam filters
A new phishing threat is successfully bypassing spam filters and infecting thousands of Windows PCs. Hackers responsible for the Raccoon Stealer exploit have found a simple way to circumvent Microsoft and Symantec anti-spam gateways. They simply mask the malware as a .img file hosted on Dropbox.
Google offers $1.5 million for smartphone hacks
Google has announced it will pay up to $1.5 million to the hacker who brings its Titan M security chip down to its knees. The jackpot was disclosed in an update to the company's Android Security Rewards program, which lists bounties for hacking into the Android operating system, apps, and hardwa
What is the dark web? Myths and facts about the hidden internet
Legend has it that humans use only 10 percent of their brains. Whether that’s actually true or not we’ll leave to the experts. What we do know for certain, is that for everyday use, we access only 10 percent of the internet. The websites that we visit daily belong to the surface web, the part
The onion theory of data security layers
Computer security is like a cake. No, a parfait. No, it is definitely like an onion - a plain, rather boring-looking vegetable. But that’s just an illusion. Just as an onion is nothing special from the outside, a good security system doesn’t look like much. But once you bite into it, you sink
Better safe than sorry: Cyber security statistics and trends for 2020
Cybersecurity is pretty much a “must have” for internet users today. Think of it as an alarm or automatic lock system for your house. Just as you wouldn’t leave your front door open for thieves, you also don’t want to leave your computer open for hackers. Especially if you’re running a bus
Virus Alert: 31 Antivirus Statistics and Trends
Check out our list of the best antivirus software. Our computers and mobile devices can never be too secure, especially if we keep important files on them or use them for work. Having smart browsing habits and avoiding sketchy-looking websites sure helps a lot, but sometimes a piece of malware st