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How a drone can hack into your home network just by flying over it

Drones can be used to record incredible scenes for movies, follow thieves from above, save lives or carry out home deliveries at lightning speed. Unfortunately, this also opens doors for people to misuse them for malicious gain.

Researchers in Singapore have demonstrated how attackers using a drone with a mobile phone could easily intercept documents sent to a seemingly inaccessible Wi-Fi printer. The method they devised is actually intended to help organisations determine if they have vulnerable open Wi-Fi devices that can be accessed from the sky. But the same technique could also be used by  spies for corporate espionage.

To demonstrate that this threat is real and exists, the investigators paired a drone with a smartphone and developed two apps that were designed to intercept the communications of a printer from the outside.

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The Advantages of Having a Managed Security Service

In the corporate environment, cyber-threats are becoming more and more sophisticated, security standards more complex and budgets tighter and tighter.

The world of technology in the workplace is no longer just restricted to servers, workstations or email accounts – instead we need to consider mobile devices and the culture of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Companies also need to be aware of problems that may arise from new trends such as social media and the impact that all of this can have on the security of our corporate networks.

This places great stress on businesses when it comes to the monitoring and management of information security.

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Ransomware on the Rise – PandaLabs Quarterly Report

The second quarter of 2015 shows that there was an average of 230 000 new malware samples created daily, totaling 21 million from April to June. This is a 43% increase in comparison to the second quarter of 2014.

Trojans continue to be the most common type of malware and are the main source of infection, with 76.25% of users infected. This quarter also showed the proliferation of PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) which accounted for 14.39% of infections.

There has been a dramatic increase in ransomware over the last few months. What users don’t realise is that these kinds of attacks will continue to grow, as long as companies and consumers succumb to paying the ransom – this should be a last resort.

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Panda Cloud Fusion Infographic

Panda Fusion is a cloud-based solution that meets all your needs. It is easy to deploy and scale, as it requires no maintenance or infrastructure investment. Available anytime, anywhere through a simple web browser.

Benefits of Panda Cloud Fusion

  • It offers maximum protection against malware and unknown threats.
  • It reduces costs through optimisation of your IT infrastructure.
  • It provides an optimal support experience, through proactive problem resolution and remote access to users’ devices that is non-disruptive, wherever they are.

See the infographic below for more:

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10 Tips for Protecting Your Privacy

          1. Go on a diet and forget about cookies

These tools which have installed themselves in our virtual lives, gather data about our habits (searches and pages visited) which is often used to design custom advertising. You can avoid them by using browsers in ‘incognito’ or ‘private’ mode. Other options include regularly clearing your browsing history and cookies or accepting an opt-out cookie which blocks future cookies from being installed on your browser by a particular website or advertiser. It essentially lets you declare that you do not wish to participate in targeted ad delivery, profiling or otherwise have your web browsing tracked. An opt-out cookie will only block cookies from a particular server and is not a generic tool to block cookies from any site you visit. However, you can manage cookies via your browser settings.

         2. Use a virtual private network

A Virtual Private Network more commonly known as a VPN, allows you to browse the internet securely, even when you are connected to a public network. Although they are often associated with illegal activities, there is nothing bad about them. On the contrary, it is highly advisable to use them when you do not have a secure connection.

         3. It does not matter where you took that picture

Sharing the “selfie” you have just taken on social networks could reveal a lot of data about the device you used and where you are. Perhaps the phone model or camera specifications are not very important, but it is a good idea to change the settings so that the exact coordinates of your location do not appear. Here you have to disable the GPS settings on the mobile phone camera.

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Panda Cloud Office Protection 7.1: What you need to know

Panda Security, has announced the new features of version 7.1 of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP), Panda’s cross-platform solution that offers the best cloud-based protection.

This version includes improvements aimed at meeting the requirements of medium and large enterprises. Version 7.1 incorporates various technological and functional innovations, with emphasis on providing the user with greater control and management.

The new features include:

  • Content filtering for the Exchange protection, which allows emails to be filtered by the extension of the attachment, neutralizing dangerous attachments or attachments with a multiple file extension. All content gets filtered before it arrives at the endpoint, endpoint performance is unaffected.
  • White-lists included in device control. This feature allows different exclusions to be applied to different groups of computers selected by profile. In addition, white-listed devices can be used without any restrictions, regardless of the settings.
  • Mobile device control. This option allows the user to block access to mobile devices and white-list devices.
  • New local console on the endpoint. This console provides PCOP administrators and partners with a tool to enable or disable the endpoint protection in a rapid and timely manner, making troubleshooting easy and painless.
  • Ability to upgrade to new versions from the PCOP Web console. Notifications will appear in the console to indicate that a new version is available. Administrators then decide to apply the latest version from the console.

For more information on PCOP click here.