February 14th is fast approaching bringing with it mixed emotions as always. If you’re the romantic type and have someone to celebrate with I’m sure you have prepped for Sundays events and are anxiously anticipating the festivities. If you’re single you are most likely anxiously dreading the day everyone else’s happiness is rubbed in your face. Whatever side of the fence you’re on there is definitely reason for anxiety.
Valentine’s Day scams will be back in full force from bargains and cards to WhatsApp emoticons. Here is our list of things to look for to keep yourself free from cyberattacks.
Last week Panda Security International released the Panda Labs Report 2015, among the key findings is that over 25% of all malware ever produced was created in 2015, a worrying statistic that is likely indicative of things to come in 2016.
Here is a roundup of the Panda Labs Report.
Panda Labs detected and neutralised more than 84 million new malware samples, indicative of over 230,000 new malware samples created daily, and a total of 304 million samples seen in 2015.
Trojans accounted for 60.3% of infections followed by PUPs at 28.98%, of these infections Ransomware was seen to be the most common form of attack.
In light of the findings the Report highlights the following likely trends for 2016.
For more detail the full report can be found here
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.
September 30th saw the launch of El Capitan, Apple’s new operating system for their Mac range. The good news is, Panda Antivirus for Mac is compatible with El Capitan!
Remember that Apple and its devices aren’t invincible. To avoid any unpleasant surprises such as XcodeGhost, you should consistantly update the operating system, download apps from the official store and use security software.
Learn more about about Panda Antivirus for Mac.