security

How To Install Free, Effective Antivirus Software (For Beginners)

Anyone running a Windows computer knows how important it is to have good anti-virus software — but you don’t need to pay for good protection! If someone you know still doesn’t have anti-virus software running, here’s a quick guide you can send them to help them set it up.


Adware Medic Removes Macintosh Malware

Mac: Although Macs don’t often get malware, they aren’t immune. If you don’t have a good Mac antivirus program installed, or something slipped through, Adware Medic removes common nasties.


Edit Or Delete Individual Cookies Using Chrome's Developer Tools

In Chrome, the most precise cookie deletion you can perform is everything from the last hour, with no ability to select certain sites or even particular cookies. Sometimes you need a finer tool to modify or remove cookies and fortunately, Chrome’s developer functionality has this kind of granularity.


Carhacking: Why Your Computerised Car Could Actually Be Less Secure

Theft of vehicles is about as old as the notion of transport — from horse thieves to carjackers. No longer merely putting a brick through a window, vehicle thieves have continually adapted to new technology, as demonstrated by a new method to steal a car without the need to be anywhere near it.


eBay Abandons Older Browsers With SSL 3.0 Upgrade

With the furore over Heartbleed and the seemingly regular database intrusions we hear about these days, all manner of companies are taking security a little more seriously. eBay, for instance, recently stepped up its game, killing support for SSL 3.0. It doesn’t mean much to the daily experience, but it’s a step in the right direction.


iWorm Hack Shows Macs Are Vulnerable Too

Picture: Nick Kellet The computer operating systems and applications we use today have often evolved over many years, decades even, and contain tens or hundreds of millions of lines of code. Flaws in that code — and there will always be some — give rise to security problems that, in an internet-connected world, are an increasing problem.


Smartphone Security Tips For Small Businesses

Many small businesses don’t have a dedicated IT manager or security administrator. Here are the crucial steps you should take to make sure that valuable business data on smartphones stays secure.


Microsoft's Upgraded EMET 5.0 Offers More Windows Protection

We recently covered Microsoft’s lesser-known Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) that adds protection against malware. Microsoft recently upgraded it to version 5.0 with even more protection against Internet nasties.


Scan Your WordPress Themes And Plug-Ins For Suspicious Code

WordPress has a lot going for it, including a flexible, open platform the encourages users to develop plug-ins and themes that make it even better. That same benefit, however, invites more nefarious parties to craft malicious code and slip it into free content. While prevention is always the best option, it doesn’t hurt to install a plug-in or two that can detect and alert you to suspicious code.


Use Symantec Security Intelligence Insights To Protect Your Business Online

A recent Gartner study reminds us that with more companies harnessing data for a competitive edge, there are increased challenges to secure information and protect against data breaches or targeted attacks. So how are security vendors responding? In Symantec’s case, by going far beyond anti-virus. As one of the largest civilian threat intelligence platform in the world, Symantec has deployed a range of tools to help organisations improve IT security. Here’s what you need to know.