Tag: security

Talktalk hacked

October 23, 2015

October 23, 2015 Hopefully all of you Talktalk customers have seen the news and are already being careful. It appears that all of Talktalk customers’ details may have been stolen by the hackers and therefore you need to watch your bank and financial transactions for any abnormal activity. The hack first was noticed on Wednesday […]

Britain wakes up to CryptoLocker

November 18, 2013

The BBC report that the Police have issued a warning about the dangers of CryptoLocker that can infect a computer via email and then encrypt (scramble) your files. Another report says that the Swansea Police actually paid the ransom! There are steps you can take to protect yourself.

Kaspersky Internet Security does well again

January 3, 2013

Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 comes top of a review of PC security programs. But there are arguments that the antivirus companies are too slow at responding to new threats and that our computers are left vulnerable. Furthermore, if antivirus programs are not doing an adequate job, why have one at all?

Email hacked

November 19, 2012

An email account was hacked and contacts started to receive messages about being mugged in the Pilipines. The Inbox and Contacts on webmail were cleared out and no further emails were received despite changing the password.

Ransomware

October 31, 2012

A PC was locked by a screen claiming that the computer had been used for illict purposes. A fine (or ransom) was demanded!

Email pretending to be from Microsoft

September 4, 2012

Scam email pretending to be from Microsoft that was after some private details. Don’t be taken in by it. Don’t click the “Verify Now” link.

Fake Antivirus scams have started appearring again

July 20, 2012

Fake antivirus programs that claim that your computer is infected with trojans have recently been seen after a gap of about a year. Don’t be taken in by scammers!

Apple react after 600000 Apple Computers infected

April 13, 2012

Flashback Trojan has infected 600,000 Mac computers around the world and has removed the claim that Apple computers are immune to infection. Time to install security!

Safer Internet Day 2012

February 7, 2012

Read the excellent article from Kaspersky about keeping yourself and your children safe on the Internet. The article was released to mark Safer Internet Day 2012.

How latest malware uses disguises to avoid detection

February 4, 2012

“Man in the browser attack” highlighted on the BBC New Channel program Click.