Fact: We take for granted that our desktop PCs, notebooks, smartphones and tablets are safe from viruses, malware, trojans and other security vulnerabilities. As the world gets more and more mobile; and increasingly open and social, protection becomes even more vital. So to ensure you’re all well protected, we’re giving away 5 copies of Norton 360 Everywhere Multi-Device*, courtesy of [...]
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The term Post-PC is regularly heard and used. We’ve moved beyond the desktop PC and notebook computers. Smartphones and tablets now outsell traditional PCs as we know it. The digital explosion has inevitably opened up users to a whole new world of vulnerabilities and security threats, as the world goes increasingly mobile. The statistics are clear – over 44% of [...]
Researchers from North Carolina State University recently published a video demonstrating how a mobile app can simulate the reception of a SMS message from a spoofed source. In a blog post on Symantec’s official blog, Symantec reportedly found SMS spoofing codes in 200 apps found on Google Play Store, with millions of combined downloads. SMS spoofing can be used for numerous malicious intentions, including [...]
As we approach the end of the week, here is some food for thought from everyone’s favourite security platform – Norton. Friday – it’s a day when everyone starts winding down before the weekend and cranking up their social plans…whether its Friday afternoon drinks, sharing ‘Friday funny’ videos and emails or turning to social networks to check what friends [...]
Interested in getting a piece of the Facebook pie? Have you received an email featuring such offers? Be careful where you click, as Symantec’s Security Team warns. If you have been offered exclusive access to subscribe to Facebook’s IPO shares, there’s a good chance that it is a scam. Symantec Security Response recently spotted a 419 scam email titled “FACEBOOK [...]
Downloading mobile games? Symantec warns that there may be thieves in your “Temple Run” download. The creators of the Android.Opfake threat have struck again and with guile, no less. Symantec have recently discovered several dummy sites to disguise games such as Temple Run and as malware. While most dummy sites are easily spotted, the Opfake team have gone to great [...]
Have you read an email recently? Clicked on a link? Watched a Youtube video? Reading this, you’ve probably done two of the three and that has probably increased your chances of getting malicious attacks through the internet, tenfold. Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), through its findings have released their Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17, which details malicious trends on the internet [...]
Android users beware! Symantec Security Response has detected a new Android malware spreading via infected websites. Symantec urges Android users to be aware of the threat and be careful when visiting unknown sites. Symantec has observed a new Android malware threat being distributed by a handful of infected websites. Full details on this threat, detected by Symantec as Android.Notcompatible, [...]
With the recent increase in cybercriminal activity such as the Flashback outbreak and a similar Java Applet malware, Symantec’s Nigel Tan, Principal Consultant for Asia South Region encourages the public to step up their security and shares a few tips with us. While Macs were usually safe from such issues in previous years, Nigel warns that cybercriminal activities may increase [...]
In an initiative to increase internet and browsing security, Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ:SYMC) announced that it will be combining the VeriSign checkmark with the Norton brand to create the Norton™ Secured Seal. The new seal will be displayed more than half a billion times a day in 170 different counties on websites and search results, making it the most recognised trust [...]
Earlier in the year, over 600,000 Mac computers were reported to have been infected with a malware called Flashback. OSX.Flashback made its first appearance in 2011 and has since evolved from a social engineering scam passing off as a fake flash update to using digital certificates purporting to come from Apple. This malware is currently using the latest Java vulnerability (BID [...]
Spam and Malware have been found in Dropbox and Facebook, warns Symantec Security Response. Spammers and Malware authors are using Dropbox public folders as free hosting sites. In this example below, spammers have created several Dropbox accounts, uploading an image (such as the below) and a simple .html file and then using the image to link to a pharmaceutical site.