The MacBook’s warning light, a feature which allows users to know when they are being watched, can easily be overwritten, says a former FBI agent. The Verg explains how hackers reprogram the chip to access the MacBook without the warning light going off.
That 40% you save on softwareCould Cost You
Everyone loves a bargain. But that too-good-to-be-true price on the latest software could end up costing you time, money and business.
Using pirated softwareputs your data and privacy at risk
Pirated software often includes malicious code that swipes your financial and personal data, and can even activate your webcam.
33% of software is counterfeitand the malware market is $114 billion
A malware investigation conducted by IDC and commissioned by Microsoft alleges 33% of software is counterfeit and sizes the malware market at $114 billion.
What’s the difference between cyber criminals and steeling from a jewelry store? Gains. Read more about ending cyber exploits from Security Watch.
Even with up-to-date security, computer users are still susceptible to malware through human error. Professor José Fernandez examined human behavior and how it affects the likelihood of getting malware. Read more about his study and ways to reduce your risk of malware from Science Daily.
BitCoin users need to be especially careful of spammers looking to steal BitCoin. Read from Security Watch about protecting your BitCoin wallet and how spammers will try to attack it.
Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday exemplified the need for organizations to move away from older versions of Microsoft software. Microsoft said that users using fully patched Windows XP are at a greater risk than users of fully patched Windows 7. Read more from TechWorld about the importance of updated software.