How to safely access the Internet while on vacation

Returned refreshed from your holiday only to find your bank account has been emptied? There may be several reasons for that: Either Internet-access costs were sky high or cyber criminals have hit. We have heard some truly horrific stories from users who dropped their guard in terms of IT security while on vacation.

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Posting your latest vacation photos to Facebook whenever you want is easy to do now even while abroad, especially as…
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Popular topics are also popular with hackers

On the Internet, security threats can be lurking around every corner, and this fact has trained many people to be alert about online safety at all times. With that said, there are times when it’s important to be even more aware of potential problems. 

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Events and topics that are interesting to a large number of people make great malware campaigns for hackers, as they tend…
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Tips and tricks how to improve smartphone battery life

It’s only midday and you’re already running low. As fantastic, versatile, and useful modern smartphones are, their battery doesn’t last particularly long. While you can’t avoid this, you can at least make the most out of your phones battery capacity.

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Although not all things were better in the past, mobile phone batteries definitely were. The classic Nokias and Samsungs, which…
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The dangerous side of USB convenience

USB devices are everywhere, and they come in the form of flash drives, webcams, keyboards, and so on. One of the attractive things about USB is that you just plug in a device and it works. That convenience is nice to have, but it also presents a real danger.

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How many USB devices do you own? At this moment, you probably have one or more of them connected to…
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Airplane WiFi – Secure surfing or danger for onboard electronics?

Finally, a chance to put your flying skills to the test thanks to onboard Wi-Fi. But won’t the smart hacker in row 27 also be able to take control of the flight stick? The simple answer is “no”. That said, while airplane electronics are secure this may not necessarily be the case for your notebook or tablet.

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The "fasten your seatbelts" signs turn off and you can finally recline, fold down the tray table, and switch on…
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Browser Extensions that nobody wants… but a lot of people have!

Everybody uses browser extensions. We use them because, sometimes, they make our life easier on the Internet. For example, for translating, shopping or searching. In the last couple weeks, we monitored rampant spreading of browser extensions with new machinery for harming the user – via the publishing of unwanted advertisements.

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The marketplace for browser extensions is quite big. With Firefox alone, there have been more than four billion add-ons downloaded. But…
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Kyle & Stan Malvertising Hits Amazon, YouTube

Cisco researchers discovered today an exploit on Amazon.com, YouTube.com and more than 700 other websites that infects visitors via the standard advertising running on these sites. The exploit, which has been dubbed “Kyle and Stan,” is especially effective because it infects both PC and Mac users.

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The "Kyle and Stan" method is an example of a particular type of exploit known as ‘malvertising’, because it inserts malware into…
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Read before clicking: Potential app permission risks

Before the user is able to enjoy an app, Android goes wild asking for permissions. “Either or” is the motto: If you don’t agree to every single permission request, you can’t use the app. For some apps, this can really spell trouble.

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Who is allowed to do what – when it comes to the world of apps, this isn't a straightforward question to…
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What can actually happen #IfMyPhoneGotHacked

We had so much fun with one of the most trending topics on Twitter yesterday that we felt the need to give the “good cop” version of events. Here are some really awkward situations you might get yourself into if you don’t have an antivirus on your smartphone.

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Everybody will know what you did last summer The danger of getting your data stolen might seem rather abstract to…
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