Windows XP will stopped being supported on April 8, 2014; Microsoft expects attacks to increase by 66% after support ceases. Computer World explains the impact of Windows XP after April 8.
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.
After leaving his hotel room for a few hours, professional poker player Jens Kyllönen found a remote access Trojan (RAT) installed on the laptop. Security Watch explains how the Trojan works and why it’s essential to keep your laptop secure, especially if you transfer large amount of money using it, as does Kyllönen.
Microsoft disrupted the crime ring ZeroAccess by blocking traffic to 18 Internet address used to direct illegal activity to infected machines. This “click fraud” involved over 2 million computers around the world, and is thought to be the largest network of compromised personal computers. Read more about this success against hackers from Huffington Post.
Malwarebytes released its 2013 threat report. It listed the largest threats in 2013 as ransomware, mobile phone scams and attacks, and exploit kits. Learn more about each of the six types of malware we faced in 2013 from ZD Net.
Tech News World’s annual cyber security prediction forecasts ransomware to rise in 2014, while attacks from malware and Distributed Denial of Service to fall. Read more about what cyber security professionals expect 2014 to hold.