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Chrome and Firefox hit by encyption-busting malware – what you need to know

Chrome and Firefox users are being hit by a new strain of malware that’s able to intercept encrypted web traffic.The malware, known as Reductor, was discovered by security researchers at Kaspersky in April this year. The team performed a full investigation, and have now released their findings in a report.Check out our full guide to…


Chrome and Firefox users are being hit by a new strain of malware that’s able to intercept encrypted web traffic.

The malware, known as Reductor, was discovered by security researchers at Kaspersky in April this year. The team performed a full investigation, and have now released their findings in a report.

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Reductor is a remote access trojan (RAT), which leaves

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Study shows: iPhones are 232 times more likely to be hacked than a Nokia

Friday 14 May, 2021 We’re happy to announce the release of our 2021 study on the most hacked apps and devices. Our cybersecurity team of experts just published this study on device and app security. PDF Available on request.These are the most relevant headlines and findings from the study: Most often hacked phones – is…

Friday 14 May, 2021
We’re happy to announce the release of our 2021 study on the most hacked apps and devices. Our cybersecurity team of experts just published this study on device and app security. PDF Available on request.These are the most relevant headlines and findings from the study:
Most often hacked phones – is yours on the list?iPhones are 232 more likely to be hacked than Nokia devices.Snapchat & Instagram top the list for most hacked Apps.Over 100.000 people search how to hack an iPhone monthly. In 2019 this was 48.000.Change your Snapchat password regularly: 107.000 Americans look for information on how to hack into this app every month.Update your App passwords often to avoid humiliation on social media.An iPhone is 232 times more likely to be hacked than other smartphones.Shocking stats: Intended iPhone hackings have grown by 110% since 2019 in the US alone.
About PrivacySharks:PrivacySharks is a Danish-founded cybersecurity company providing security solutions worldwide. We’re active in the US, UK, Europe & East Asia. Our competences are Antivirus, Malware, VPNs, and email encryption.PrivacySharks was founded with the mission to protect people against cyber threats by combining innovative technologies with expert knowledge of how hackers operate. By practicing security as our profession for more than 10 years, we have developed unique skills and expertise that make us an excellent partner to help organizations stay ahead of the latest developments in digital security risks – both on their own networks or through outsourcing all or part of their needs to PrivacySharks.For questions or comments, please refer to our public relations team at [email protected]

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South Korean Political Heavyweight Lashes Out at Gov’t Crypto Policy

Ahn Chul-soo. Source: A screenshot, Instagram/ahncheolsoo The founder of a leading opposition party, the tech guru Ahn Chul-soo of the software giant and antivirus provider AhnLab, has hit out at the South Korean government’s crypto policy. Per Maeil Kyungjae, Ahn lashed out at the ruling Democratic Party and the government’s plans to impose a 20%…

Ahn Chul-soo. Source: A screenshot, Instagram/ahncheolsoo
The founder of a leading opposition party, the tech guru Ahn Chul-soo of the software giant and antivirus provider AhnLab, has hit out at the South Korean government’s crypto policy.
Per Maeil Kyungjae, Ahn lashed out at the ruling Democratic Party and the government’s plans to impose a 20% levy on crypto tax profits, which will come
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PC Matic 4.0 review: Healing is still holistic, but with a new coat of paint

Antivirus suites with lots of features tend to focus on detecting and managing threats first, and then throw in some “tune-up” utilities as extras. Iowa-based PC Matic (formerly PC Pitstop) takes a different approach. The company’s eponymous software is an optimization tool for your PC foremost, with antivirus being just one part of that larger…

Antivirus suites with lots of features tend to focus on detecting and managing threats first, and then throw in some “tune-up” utilities as extras. Iowa-based PC Matic (formerly PC Pitstop) takes a different approach. The company’s eponymous software is an optimization tool for your PC foremost, with antivirus being just one part of that larger whole.The focus on optimization is made clear the moment you see PC Matic’s use of dashboard gauges. In the world of PC Matic, your PC is a finely tuned machine primed and ready to deliver the performance you require.Note: This review is part of our best antivirus roundup. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them.
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PC Matic is very different from other antivirus products. You don’t just scan your PC for threats. Instead, a scan addresses a whole host of issues including disk fragmentation (if applicable), benchmark performance, and yes, malware. The program will then suggest actions to improve performance or take actions automatically.To read this article in full, please click here
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5 great security tools built right into Windows

Windows 10 has a fantastic set of built-in security tools. In recent years, Windows Defender, the built-in antivirus for Windows 10, has performed as well as (and sometimes even better than) the major third-party suites.Many of Windows 10’s security features are turned on by default, such as Windows Defender’s real-time malware scanning and scheduled quick…

Windows 10 has a fantastic set of built-in security tools. In recent years, Windows Defender, the built-in antivirus for Windows 10, has performed as well as (and sometimes even better than) the major third-party suites.Many of Windows 10’s security features are turned on by default, such as Windows Defender’s real-time malware scanning and scheduled quick scans. Still, there are items that are either not enabled by default or have a lot more to offer than you may realize at first glance.Here are five Windows 10 security tools that are well worth knowing about.To read this article in full, please click here
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