Recent studies show that unpatched loopholes are still a very common method to carry out cyber attacks. The study suggests training staff for cyber attacks is just as important as preparing for zero-day attacks. Read more about these attacks from PC World.
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.
There are over one million questionable and malicious apps available for download on the Android market. This article also provides an infograph explaining how malware get on mobile devices. Read more about this threat to the Android market from ZD Net.
The FBI has issued an alert advising all consumers not to purchase or download extremely inexpensive software as it likely contains malware. Read more about this alert from the FBI.
For years Chinese cyberspies have been hacking American small businesses to steal intellectual property of major U.S. companies. Small businesses, like local pizzerias and churches, act as disguises for the Chinese criminals as most malware security does not recognize these invasions. Read more about these attacks from Huffington Post.
In former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s farewell speech, she warned that a major cyberattack is well possible. Read about how you can protect yourself and your family from a cyberattack, no matter the scale, from USA Today.