It’s fun to be scared by frightening costumes and pranks at Halloween. Heck, who DOESN’T like a good DIY zombie get-up? But one thing that’s definitely NOT fun is being hit by a real-life cybercriminal who is trying to hack into your PC or steal your identity.
After all, ghosts, witches, and haunted houses are one thing. Having your PC turned into a zombie, your email hacked by a cybercriminal, or all the data on your computer held ransom by a cyber con artist – well that’s something altogether different.
- September 29th, 2015
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Mobile Security, PC security
A Whole Lotta Users Goin’ On
The uber-popular messaging app, purchased by Facebook last January to the tune of 19 billion dollars, boasts over 900 million users and has a highly engaged user base. In fact, after the epic merger, Mark Zuckerberg explained the company’s logic in the purchase saying “WhatsApp is the only app we’ve ever seen with higher engagement than Facebook itself.” Those must be some dedicated 900 million users.
- August 12th, 2015
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Do you love getting text messages? Well, here is one reason to not love them – Stagefright. It’s a vulnerability that was recently exposed on the Android OS.
Despite its rather frightening name, Stagefright started its Android life innocently enough. It is simply the name of a media playback library buried deep inside Google’s mobile OS. The vulnerability that is its namesake, which takes advantage of flaws within the open-sourced code mobile OS, was discovered last month by researchers at a security firm named Zimperium.
- July 23rd, 2015
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Capsule is ZoneAlarm’s powerful mobile security product, designed to provide you with privacy and security on your Android device, especially on public WiFi.
The world is moving to mobile, but the world of mobile threats is expanding every day. Apps that track you, hackers that eavesdrop on your communications, and app vulnerabilities that can expose your device to criminals are just some of the issues that threaten privacy on your mobile device. ZoneAlarm Capsule is designed to protect you from all these threats, so you can regain your privacy.
We talked with Uri Braun, one of ZoneAlarm Capsule’s R&D Managers, to learn more about how ZoneAlarm Capsule protects people’s privacy and security on their mobile device. Read more…
- June 22nd, 2015
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Mobile Security, Online Safety
If you are one of 600 million Samsung device users worldwide, your mobile security is at risk. That’s because all Samsung devices (yes, even the snazzy new Galaxy S6) are vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks on public WiFi. The vulnerability is due to a problem with SwiftKey, a keyboard app that’s preinstalled on all Samsung android devices.
Though Samsung is working feverishly to release a patch, we highly recommend that you protect yourself right now by installing a mobile security app such as ZoneAlarm Capsule that blocks hackers from communicating with your device. Make sure the app you choose includes a VPN that encrypts all incoming and outgoing communications on Public WiFi.