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The Threat of Apple Malware – Does Your Mac Need Protection?

For many years Apple users have not worried about malware to the extent Microsoft Windows users have.  Has the immunity to malware finally come to an end? Some might say yes, while others disagree. Apple computers no longer hold the … Continue reading

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War Texting with your Smartphone to Hack Cars

While it may seem far fetched to some, security researchers at Black Hat recently demonstrated how cars can be hacked via war texting.  Most remote control automotive systems use a cellular connection embedded in cars to provide these services.  The … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Risks for Online Users

Did you know that a report by Sophos in 2009 found that a malicious web site is detected about every 5 seconds? Since then, the pace has only increased.  Internet users must implement basic protections to stay safe while surfing … Continue reading

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Smart Phone Malware Continues To Spread

While Android users may have previously felt secure, attacks against these devices continue to grow.  A new Android Trojan known as Geinimi  is quickly spreading in China. Security researchers have reverse engineered the malicious code and discovered that Geinimi has … Continue reading

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Blackberry May Allow Some Monitoring by Government Entities

It looks like Saudi Arabia has succeeded in forcing RIM to allow access to a portion of its data as it flows through the cell phone network.  The proposed deal with Saudi Arabia should seem like a real victory to … Continue reading

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Smartphones Come Under Fire for Security Issues

It seems that this is going to be the year that smartphones start to get more security exposure.  In December of 2009, President Obama’s cyber czar commented on the rising threat of smartphone attacks. The iPhone has been targeted with … Continue reading

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Are BlackBerry’s a Security Risk as the UAE claim?

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is calling BlackBerry devices a security risk. The UAE telecom regulator has stated, “BlackBerry operates beyond the jurisdiction of national legislation.”  BlackBerrys are the only devices used in the country that have data managed by … Continue reading

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