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Improve your browser’s security and privacy in 5 steps

No matter which source for statistics you take, all agree that the most used browsers are Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.   There have been many studies and tests done to find out which is the most secure of them. However, … Continue reading

10 tips to improve your mobile device’s security

We wrote here how you can improve the security of a new computer in 10 easy steps. Considering the fact that mobile devices have been selling much better than the workstations, it is important to know that the same strategy … Continue reading

Is your smartphone infected?

With the exponential growth in the usage of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets) also the amount of threats has grown. Actually, most of us forget more often the wallet at home than the mobile phone. Despite the fact that the smartphone has become a tool … Continue reading

Security 101: April 2013

Is public WiFi connection safe enough with only firewall as our protection against identity theft and phishing? First of all, a firewall will not protect you against identity theft and phishing.  Second, a public WiFi is as secure as its encryption is. Many public WiFi servicess are … Continue reading

Security tips for safe online shopping

During the holidays season many people receive packages from the post or delivery services. We wrote about the dangers introduced by opening attachments in emails pretending to come from such entities. Without an active and up to date security software, … Continue reading

Security 101: September 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   Right now I am using licensed Avira Internet Security, how do I know that my computer is really safe from Trojan, virus, malware, spyware, etc. However, … Continue reading

Facebook myths and fakes

There is not a single week when we don’t see a new Facebook scam. We name scam everything that tries to fool the user to do something which he usually wouldn’t do or shouldn’t do: click on something – called … Continue reading

Security 101: July 2012

As previously announced, we continue to answer questions received from the readers of the PC.COM magazine.   How to scan or check (open/close) port activity on computer for illegal access/activity? A port scan is a form of network attack that sends … Continue reading

Improve your security #7: password protect your smartphone

A recent study published in various online magazines showed that more and more people tend to replace their traditional mobile phones with smartphones. This trend applies not only to young people who are usually more interested in new technologies but … Continue reading

Adobe released the promised security fixes for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.x for Windows

We have discussed in details the problems created by the recent exploits in two separate posts here  (Security Advisory for Adobe Reader and Acrobat (Update) and Brief analysis of the Adobe vulnerability ). On Friday, Adobe published the fixes for the vulnerabilities CVE-2011-2462, … Continue reading