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Google Chrome says “Goodbye Ads”

Feb 13, 2018 | Blog

Earlier this year Google announced that it will be integrating an ad blocker into Chrome in order to allow users better experience and cut down spammy or intrusive advertisements. That being said, we now have an official date for this update which will be on February 15th, 2018. However, Google Chrome won’t be removing all ads, just ones that are considered aggressive, such as full page ads, ads with auto-playing sound and video as well as flashing ads. This way Google will try to clean up the web with Chrome, as Chrome is already a Browser leader by the number of users. Websites that contain these unwanted ads will be notified by Google and of a potential blocking through its Ad Experience Report tool. Sites that ignore or fail to meet those standards for 30 days will have all their ads blocked by Google, even the ones “owned or served by Google”, after which they will be able to submit for manual review to have ads re-enabled once the bad ones are removed.

Over 500,000 Users Impacted by Malicious Chrome Extensions

Jan 16, 2018 | Blog

Most of the browsers today offer users ability to install extensions, a web based applications that can enhance the user’s overall experience, but they can also pose a threat with the ability to inject and execute a malicious code. Recently, ICEBRG detected a suspicious spike in outbound network traffic from a custom workstation which prompted an investigation that led to the discovery of four malicious Chrome extensions which managed to infect over half a million users worldwide, including employees of major organizations. Security researchers from US cyber-security firm ICEBRG have spotted four Chrome extensions featuring malicious code that were available through the official Chrome Web Store. The extensions were likely used to conduct click fraud and/or search engine optimization (SEO) manipulation, but they could have also been used by threat actors to gain access to corporate networks and user information, the security company warns.

Tips on How to Secure Your Phone

Dec 22, 2017 | Blog

Smartphones became a necessary part of our lives. Some might say that they are more precious than our wallet, keys or actual computers when it comes to sensitive information. We are using them not only for personal use, but also for shopping, socialising, browsing, banking, playing all kinds of games and more. While doing all of that, our accounts always stay logged in for easier use, which means whoever has access to it or try to access it, essentially has access to our whole lives too. Securing data on your smartphones is becoming more critical than securing your PC or laptop. One the most worrisome issues that can occurred is if your phone gets infected with malware, which can gain access to your phones via the apps you download from third-parties. Needless to say that nobody can properly protecting our own mobile phones but us.

US blames North Korea for cyber-attack

Dec 19, 2017 | Blog

White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert, said that United States believes North Korea was behind the “WannaCry” cyber-attack earlier this year. This is the first time that the accusation of another country for the cyber-attack was made officially. The US has evidence to support this, while UK and Microsoft came to similar conclusions in their analyses of the attack. The “WannaCry” attack was one of the most devastating acts of cyber-terrorism in recent times. In May, Windows computers that were hit by this cyber-attack had their contents locked, with users asked to pay a ransom in order to have their data restored. This fast-spreading malware locked down several computers in the UK’s NHS hospitals and displayed a message prompting users to pay $300 in Bitcoin to decrypt the files and restore them to working order.

Why is malware harmful for your computers?

Jun 08, 2016 | Blog

Why is malware harmful for your computers? In this rapidly evolving world of technology, computers are used more and more to process and save endless amounts of valuable data. This data requires enhanced security as there are many hackers and other threats out there that will do everything to get a hold of your confidential data. So we will educate you about the several aspects of malware that help you better protect your personal devices such as your PCs, mobile devices and other important intellectual properties. The Basics: What is malware? Malware includes a range of a malicious software that directly attack your computer and install themselves to infect your devices. The range includes several programs that can be as insignificant as annoying every day pop ups to deadly viruses that take your machines as hostage and disrupt their daily functions. How Does It Affect Computers? The most commonly known type of threat: viruses lie in the malware category....

Discover 4 Major Benefits of a Cleaner PC

Jun 01, 2016 | Blog

We all want our PCs to be working at their top performance, fastest speeds and maximum capabilities. All of this can actually be enhanced by simply using a clean PC that is not cluttered with unnecessary junk files. Some of the major benefits are listed below: No More Slow Computers When a PC’s hard drive is preoccupied and cluttered by useless temporary files, it seriously hampers its ability to perform well and at top speed. This is because all the files on the computer start to run slower than they normally would if the PC had free space available for more important and high priority operations. Even right now, end users and consumers use web browsing heavily, accessing information from the internet and downloading random items. But when the web browser’s unnecessary files such as history, recent activity, temporary or redundant files, new folders and random downloads accumulate, the result is a slower PC performance. This can easily be taken care of if your PC...

Apple Users Hacked for the First Time by Ransomware

Mar 14, 2016 | Blog

The need for security has never been felt this critically as one of the most powerful and secure operating systems: Apple’s Mac computers got hacked by a malicious transmission program over the weekend. This incident occurred for the very first time and the reason it shocked many around the world is because Apple’s system is not easily susceptible to such attacks or viruses. What Exactly is the Malware Virus? The malicious software called “ Ransomware ” falls under the class of malware which works by hiding in applications and programs one may hastily download. Its main point of attack is that it encrypts a user’s files and hard drive which locks the victim’s computer unless the user sends the hackers ransom money. In order for users to retrieve control of their data, they are required to send money in hard-to-trace digital currencies which gives these users access to a specific key. The amount usually adds up to 1 Bitcoin which is around $400 before the hackers release the...

The Finest List of Mobile Security Apps

Mar 01, 2016 | Blog

Just as mobile usage is increasing, so too is the need for greater and more superior mobile security. For this purpose, numerous security apps are being developed day in and day out to help us stay safe on our cellphones and the innovation for advanced mobile security continues to blossom. These security apps protect your Android devices and tablets from harmful malware , corrupted apps and risk of other infections. These apps offer top-notch malware prevention and detection along with an array of privacy and anti-theft features. Are You Ready For The List? For this very reason, we have gathered an exhaustive list of the absolute best mobile applications that will not only keep your cellphone device secure but also prevent it from being at risk from malicious downloads. These apps have both paid and free versions, however, it should be kept in mind that both these versions are not created equally as the paid apps offer premium services. These apps are rated on their...

Use Two-Step Verification to Strengthen Your PC’s Security

Feb 23, 2016 | Blog

Just as no one can deny the importance of computers in this technologically progressing world, no one can also deny the importance of security for all the valuable information these computers contain. This is why there’s a need for ever new and advancing techniques for keeping your PCs (with all their information) as safe and secure as possible. In this blog we’re going to discuss some of the latest emerging 2-step verification techniques that give you enhanced security for your personal accounts and devices. This added level of security costs nothing and may even help prevent prying eyes from gaining full access to your Facebook, Gmail, or other private information when you step away for a few minutes. It may sound complicated, but it’s really simple. Here’s how it works. You Will Need a Mobile Phone for This The 2-step verification process is broken down into two simple steps, that’s right, 2 steps. The first is setting your main password which is further protected by a...

Why Do We Need an Antivirus Service?

Feb 04, 2016 | Blog

Nowadays, numerous aspects (both positive and negative) have accompanied the technological advancements in the telecommunication sector. Some of the positive aspects include increased Internet accessibility, development of super programming languages and consequently the invention of better software and programs. On the negative side, there has been an increase on cybercrime and the probability of young kids being exposed to extremely harmful content. More alarming is the invasion of viruses with the ability to cause total system damage. This calls for a counteractive measure and an antivirus program such as PC Cure+ and Viracure Antivirus which are proven to serve and protect their users best. Top 3 Advantages of a Good Antivirus Service 1. Protection from viruses – of course Viruses are the most common form of threats known to harm and infect people and their PC systems. Viruses come in multiple forms and are contracted from many different sources as well. A few...

The Simplest Way to Remove Malware From Your PC

Jan 20, 2016 | Blog

The term “malware” is an abbreviation for what is known as “malicious software.” Malware is used to attack computers and steal sensitive information from unsuspecting PC users. You never know who’s on the other side of the internet and trying to steal your personal information, which is why it’s always advised to scan your PC on a regular basis. Scan. Scan. Scan. Malicious and invasive software comes in many different forms and can be contracted via hostile programs, code or even web content. Malware can also serve many different functions such as logging your keystrokes, installing adware and enabling viruses to attack your computer. You should scan your PC for malware all the time just to be safe. Scan Your PC Now with PC Cure+ Using an Antivirus Getting a virus can be easy. However, it can be very hard to detect if your PC has been compromised by malware without a quality antivirus software. But, often times even having a good antivirus program may not be...

One Million New Computer Viruses Are Created Every Day

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

Here’s how to protect your PC. Earlier this month, the global tech community was astonished to learn that the amount of malware in circulation on the Internet has increased by an astounding figure of 500 times over the course the past ten years. Evgeny Kaspersky, the chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, revealed the frightening statistic during a special conference at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia. Shield Your PC From Viruses Kaspersky’s tech security firm specializes in collecting and studying millions of viruses on the Internet. The company’s virus collection consists of a massive cache of 260 million unique virus samples. When commenting on the breadth of the company’s virus collection, Kaspersky stated that the number of viruses in circulation is constantly increasing and that his company is undergoing a huge burden collecting, “thousands and even millions of malicious files a day." The verification of this daunting data paints a dire picture...

What’s All the Fuss about Shellshock? What is Shellshock Anyway?

Dec 22, 2015 | Blog

You must understand cybercrime, in order to fight it Shellshock is a newly discovered vulnerability that allows hackers to control your PC commands, by injecting code into it. This vulnerability is pretty dangerous (even deadly) to your system server because it puts your Mac or Linux at serious risk of getting infected by a malicious threat. Although, the most important fact is that it’s not unbeatable . If you keep reading, you’ll find out what Shellshock is, how you can be attacked, and what to do IF you do get attacked, as well as what you should worry about in general in order to prevent it.   How bad is Shellshock? Shellshock scores a perfect 10 for potential impact and exploitability, according to the National Institute of Standards (NIST), and that should be the biggest cause for concern.   How does it attack your system? Shellshock uses a “ Bash ” script to access your computer. This script can only affect UNIX-based systems, and...