Mac-Viruses

The Reality of Mac Viruses

For years, Mac users have been safe in the knowledge that their platform was relatively protected against malware. A combination of the lower number of users on the platform, less attention from security researchers and fewer exploited security holes in the operating system than Windows, has led to a generally virus and malware free experience. Windows also represents a far larger target than Mac for profit-seeking virus and malware authors, due to their greater market share.

But in quick succession, two new serious vulnerabilities have been discovered in Mac OS X.

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Control your antivirus from your Smartwatch

The new version of Panda Mobile Security (available on the Google Play Store) allows users to access their antivirus features directly from their Android Smartwatch.

 

Below is a list of features included in Mobile security:

  • Analyse your telephone/tablet from the smartwatch.
  • Activate anti-theft and locking of device.
  • Connect your smartwatch and device to one another; an alarm will activate when they are too far apart
  • Remotely activate an alarm on your device
  • Activate the camera on your Android device from your smartwatch and remotely take a photo.

 

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Panda’s 2016 Consumer Solutions Designed for Multiple Devices

Our 2016 solutions are now available in South Africa. Panda Global Protection 2016, Panda Internet Security 2016, Panda Antivirus Pro 2016, Panda Mobile Security 2016, Panda Antivirus for Mac 2016 and Panda Free Antivirus 2016.  

The 2016 range is designed to make the digital world easier and more secure for consumers. It enables users to browse online safely, protects families against inappropriate content and keeps identities and confidential information safe.  The new products offer multi-platform protection – providing security on Windows (including Windows 10 compatibility), Android, Mac and even anti-theft for iPhone and iPad.

Every user may have a different need or use for connectivity and we try to cater for each of these by offering various solutions at different levels. We want users to be able to perform any activity on the internet without worrying about cyber-criminals, malware or inappropriate content.

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Panda Security, compatible with Windows 10

On the 29th of July 2015, Microsoft launched the highly anticipated; Windows 10. The new offering has been receiving large amounts of coverage over recent months as it is rumoured to be the last “big” release from Microsoft and users can expect to see smaller updates to the version in future.

Two days after it’s release, Windows 10 had already been installed on 67 million PCs world-wide. Most existing programs and apps should continue working with the upgrade, but some antivirus and security solutions may cause problems as they have not been certified yet.

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Ransomware

Human Resource Departments a Target for Ransomware

Physically presenting your CV for a prospective job offer is fast becoming obsolete. The digital world has simplified correspondence between people by electronic or digital means. Applicants are able to send their CV’s to companies via email attachments.

In recent attacks cyber-criminals send malicious data disguised as CV’s, upon opening the attachment, the malware installs itself on the victim’s computer. It then encrypts the data on the PC/Network and requests a ransom in-turn for the decryption code. This type of attack is known as ransomware.

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Panda Security Achieving Top Results

Panda Security achieved the highest protection ratios in the Real World-Protection Tests conducted by AV- Comparatives in March, April, May and June 2015. This test evaluates the real-life protection capabilities of antivirus software.

Panda Security’s antivirus solution,  detected and blocked 99.9% of all threats. In simple terms, the test framework replicates the scenario of an everyday user in an everyday online environment, testing antivirus software products against malicious Internet downloads or exploits designed to infect computers automatically by taking advantage of system vulnerabilities. The study, which analysed more than 20 antivirus solutions, reinforce the great protection capabilities of Panda Security’s product.

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