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Keeping the web safe – It’s more difficult than you think

Psst. Looking for some “white plastic?” If you are, then you’re trucking in ivory, the sale of which is illegal in many countries and U.S. states. “White plastic,” “jelly,” “yellow materials” are all code words used by online “marketers” of ivory, as they attempt to hide the illegal nature of what they are doing.The use…


Psst. Looking for some “white plastic?” If you are, then you’re trucking in ivory, the sale of which is illegal in many countries and U.S. states. “White plastic,” “jelly,” “yellow materials” are all code words used by online “marketers” of ivory, as they attempt to hide the illegal nature of what they are doing.

The use of code words is just one method crooks and scammers use to sell their products and hide in plain sight from authorities, using the resources of the internet, from search engines to payment systems.

The “hiding” part is what should worry us; by burying themselves in the hundreds of thousands of e-commerce sites out there, bad actors are able to peddle drugs, guns, child pornography, and many other illicit, illegal, and dangerous things that they can find markets for. And their potential customer base on the surface web is much greater than on the dark web, with customers on the former using common payment methods to pay for their goods, as opposed to the cryptocurrencies usually required to do business on the latter.

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Stopping this is important; what if it was one of our kids who got hooked on opioids, for example, because a friend who introduced them to drugs was able to easily obtain them online, using their parents’ credit card?

How crooks hijacked the web

In the ivory sale scam, sellers take out banner ads and text ads featuring their code words, enabling those seeking these illicit goods to find them using standard search engines, according to an organization called Traffic, which seeks to curb illegal trade in wildlife. According to the group, dozens of sites are selling illegal wildlife products including ivory, rhino horn, tiger bone, hawksbill shells, and pangolin scales, all using code wo

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Get up to 60% off Bitdefender’s antivirus packages with this exclusive offer

Amazon Prime Day might now be almost upon us. But if you’re holding out to see what antivirus packages come down in price we can tell you now there is no need. The best antivirus software on the market is currently at a price we can’t see being beaten anytime soon.Offering discounts of up to…


Amazon Prime Day might now be almost upon us. But if you’re holding out to see what antivirus packages come down in price we can tell you now there is no need. The best antivirus software on the market is currently at a price we can’t see being beaten anytime soon.

Offering discounts of up to 60%, Bitdefender is currently available at an incredibly affordable price. There’s two reasons this offer is especially eyecatching. Firstly, TechRadar ranks Bitdefender as the best antivirus software currently available, especially its – Antivirus Plus 2019 software.

– Click here to head to Bitdefender’s website and get 60% off

And secondly, this impressive discount is completely exclusive to TechRadar readers, so you won’t find it anywhere else. With the cost starting at effective prices of roughly $1.99/pm and discounts across Bitdefender’s three consumer antivirus packages, there are discounts for every kind of cyber protection need.

You can find more details below about these offers, and see the differences between each of the packages (including how much you’ll be saving with these discounts).

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Our #1 rated antivirus. At a price of just $23.99, this is the most affordable option of the three. With this discounted price you’re saving a pretty impressive total of $36. For that price you’re getting coverage of up to three windows PCs and allowing you to secure your Wi-Fi, get unlimited encrypted traffic and stay anonymous on the web.View Deal

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Getting up to speed with AI and Cybersecurity

Andrew Walenstein is the Director, Security Research and Development, BlackBerry Cylance.The first computer virusMany people are unaware that the first computer virus predates the public internet.antivirus cybersecurity solution. How cyberse


Andrew Walenstein is the Director, Security Research and Development, BlackBerry Cylance.

The first computer virus

Many people are unaware that the first computer virus predates the public internet.

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How cyberse

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Antivirus vendor Symantec could be purchased by a company critical to Apple

Broadcom may be set to take another major step forward as it looks to expand behind semiconductors into the software business.A report from Bloomberg has revealed that the company is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity firm Symantec according to people familiar with the potential deal.The chipmaker could even reach an a


Broadcom may be set to take another major step forward as it looks to expand behind semiconductors into the software business.

A report fromBloomberghas revealed that the company is in advanced talks to acquire cybersecurity firm Symantec according to people familiar with the potential deal.

The chipmaker could even reach an a

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Avast Business Patch Management review – TechRadar

Keeping Windows and your applications up to date is a vital element of cybersecurity, as it minimizes the time your systems are vulnerable to the latest exploits.Many top applications can handle their own updates, but managing this can be complicated. You might need to allow multiple ‘update’ tools to run permanently in the background, for…


Keeping Windows and your applications up to date is a vital element of cybersecurity, as it minimizes the time your systems are vulnerable to the latest exploits.

Many top applications can handle their own updates, but managing this can be complicated. You might need to allow multiple ‘update’ tools to run permanently in the background, for instance, each of which has to be set up and maintained separately.

Avast Business Patch Management replaces your current collection of individual updaters with a single straightforward platform, delivered as an add-on to any of Avast’s managed antivirus products (Antivirus, Antivirus Pro, Antivirus Pro Plus).

The service can check thousands of supported applications for updates, from 100 top vendors: Adobe, Autodesk, Citrix, Google, Microsoft (Windows and applications), Mozilla, TeamViewer, VMware and more (a PDF of the full application list is here).

  • Want to try Avast Business Patch Management? Check out the website here

You’re able to set up precise rules to define how the update process works, right across your network. You can have Avast Business Patch Management scan for missing patches on all devices at the time and frequency of your choice. Patches may then be deployed when it’s appropriate for the business.

You can further minimize update hassles by only installing the most important patches. Or you might tell the system to ignore some applications entirely, if that works for you, and manage them in some other way.

If you’re running a large network, the real benefit of Avast Business Patch Management could be the reports in its management console. In a click or two, you can view summary stats, highlight missing patches, drill down to installation failures, and more.

Unlike some of the enterprise competition, Avast doesn’t demand thousands of pounds for the service, or ask you to contact it for

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