While one antivirus program is a must for every computer user to stay protected against viruses, malware and other maladies of the internet, Patrick Marshall writes on a Seattle Times Q&A that using two is not recommended.
With the influx of cellphones hitting the market over the past few years, mobile security software may become a much-needed commodity in the next few years, according to a story in The New York Times. The story talked to Chuck Bokath, a senior engineer at Georgia Tech Research in Atlanta, who said most people have no idea how vulnerable they are on their phones.
Everyone gets sent a malicious email, but not everyone knows how to stop them. Scam Trends released the top email scams in January, and Mother Nature Network said it is important to know what may be coming and know how to avoid getting bitten by these viruses. Antivirus software and internet security are good ways to keep safe no matter what.
It's something of a cyber security arms race between security companies and hackers, as Imperva's second Web Application Attack Report shows that hackers have increased their firepower by 30 percent. Internet surfers and companies need to take heart and equip themselves with antivirus software.
As cyber hackers grow more suave in ways to target and attack businesses, it becomes more important for businesses to use antivirus programs and internet security to shield themselves from data breaches. Mathew Schwartz writes on InformationWeek that businesses need to work on ways to minimize data breach fallout.
A report from HD Moore and Rapid7 says that video conferencing could have some internet security flaws that would allow hackers to "essentially gain a front-row seat inside corporate meetings."
Anonymous has claimed responsibility for another hack, this time against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Transportation Security Administration. Big agencies such as this need great internet security to help keep important information as safe as possible.
Israeli websites may need to look into ramping up internet security, as there are reports that the websites of an Israeli hospital, newspaper and cultural festival's websites were all hacked in a series of political cyber attacks against the country's websites. The newspaper that was hacked, Haaretz Hebrew, said Anonymous Palestine claimed responsibility on Twitter.
Trojans, viruses and worms have always been a good reason for internet users to keep antivirus software running at all times, but it is now being reported that a new hybrid malware, referred to as "frankenmalware," has 10 million detected and malicious files out and about on the internet. There are reportedly 40,000 of these "malware sandwiches" out on the net.
A computer virus apparently attacked the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, potentially causing it to lose sensitive data. One of the agency's terminals also was infected, according to Japanese officials. Stronger antivirus software may be needed by the agency to protect sensitive information.
After Polish officials vowed to stick to a plan to sign an international copyright treaty, hackers looked to attack Poland's government websites. Michal Boni, a government minister, said the threat of an internet security breach will not stop them from signing the treaty as planned on Thursday.
In a move that should have one bank in Salem County, New Jersey, scrambling for increased internet security, more than $19,000 was stolen during an illegal wire transfer from an account that holds more than $13 million in funds, according to Today's Sunbeam. The transfer happened in mid-December, and the bank has yet to get the money back.
A new Facebook posting claiming to give free tickets to Southwest Airlines is a scam and possible internet security breach, according to the Better Business Bureau.
Although big healthcare organizations are usually the first thing people would think about to be a victim of internet security breaches in the medical field, Ken Terry writes on FierceHealthIT that small physician practices can also be targeted by cyber criminals.