Strengthening Cyber Security Infrastructure with Automated Global Whitelist

PC Matic’s Vice President of Cyber Security, Dodi Glenn, recently conducted a webinar regarding how to strengthen cyber security infrastructures with an automated global whitelist approach. During the webinar, Dodi discussed the current threat landscape, malware sample manipulation, and preventative detection with application whitelisting. Dodi shared with the audience the malware trends, and his thoughts […]

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Default Deny – The Future to PC Protection

Default Deny What is default deny? Essentially, it is application whitelisting. Application whitelisting is the preventative detection method, proven to be more effective in preventing malware attacks than the traditional methods used by many anti-virus programs. Google senior security engineer, Darren Bilby, has asked for research to be focused on more meaningful defenses such as whitelisting applications, instead […]

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Ransomware Attacks on SMBs Increase by 800%

The ransomware epidemic has taken the world by storm.  It has impacted everyone from large enterprises to home users.  The small and medium businesses (SMBs) have seen a drastic uptake in ransomware attacks in 2016.  This year alone, The Inquirer reported the number of ransomware attacks hitting the SMB market has increased 800%.  Ransomware distributers have found […]

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Android Devices at Risk After Fake Adobe Flash Player App Installs Malware

A fake Adobe Flash Player being installed on Android devices is spreading malware like wildfire. When Android users download this malicious application, an “Activate Device Administrator” popup displays.  At this point, they are either damned if they do and damned if they don’t.  By clicking cancel, the message just repopulates.  Once the user hits “Activate”, the […]

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Solid-State Drives (SSD) Continue to Gain Popularity

The rotating platter hard disk drives (HDD) have been around since the early days of PCs.  Technology improvements are allowing for the improvement of speeds and capacity.  Basically the HDD technology involves a armature that moves across the surface of the platter.  Using magnetism, the drive head reads and writes information to the disk.  SSD […]

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88% of Employees Lack Cyber Security Awareness

MediaPro recently conducted a survey focusing on cyber security, which included eight specific security scenarios.  The survey was completed by 1,000 U.S. employees.  After completion of the survey, it was determined only 12% of the respondents have enough cyber security awareness to prevent privacy issues or a cyber attack.  It was also determined, based on the […]

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Adult FriendFinder Breached – Exposing 100M Records

A hacker took to Twitter stating they had successfully hacked the Adult FriendFinder.  The tweet included two screenshots that led authorities to believe they had access to the website’s infrastructure.  The breach has yet to be confirmed; however it is imperative the company take these threats seriously. Many times, it will take months or even […]

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PC Matic Makes Nothing Happen! Wait, What?

There is something to be said about nothing happening… The idea of nothing happening sounds bad, right?  We want stuff to happen!  Unless we’re talking about your PC’s security.  If something happens, referencing your PC’s security, that isn’t a good thing.  That means that today’s cyber security threats have infiltrated your system.  When something happens, […]

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The Browser Wars – The Search for the Best Browser

It seems that browser wars have been around forever.  During the early 1990’s, the browser of choice was Netscape’s Navigator.   Netscape’s massive successful IPO in 1995 got the attention of Microsoft.  Microsoft began delivering their Internet Explorer bundled with their operating systems.  The browser wars were underway.   Some readers may recall the 1995 battle […]

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Enigma Sues Malwarebytes After PUP Accusations

Enigma files complaint against Malwarebytes after PUP classifications… BleepingComputer isn’t the only one with a target on their back.  Enigma is also bringing legal action against Malwarebytes.  According to PRLeap, Enigma’s suit claims their competitor used false advertising, unfair competition, and tortious interference with contractual relations when they categorized Enigma’s SpyHunter and RegHunter as Potentially […]

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October Is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Today’s cyber security threats are growing, is it because of lack of awareness? October 1st, marks the beginning of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  Cyber security threats have continued to grow over the last few years.  These threats include not only the security breaches that left millions of personal data files exposed, but also the […]

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20 States Voter Registration Systems Experience Hacking Activities

Several states suspect voter registration systems were hacked after suspicious scanning activity… Not long ago, the government encouraged stated to strengthen their security over voting, but is it too late? New York Daily News reported 20 different states were flagged with a variety of “scanning activities” which makes the FBI question if they were attempts […]

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CD ROM, DVD and Blu-Ray Drives – Has Streaming Doomed Optical Drives into Obsolescence?

Back in the mid-1990, the optical drive was introduced for use in PCs. One of its primary purposes for the CD-ROM player was to replace diskettes for distributing software. It also allowed users to play their audio CDs on their computers. The optical drive quickly caught on quickly. The technology evolved to include CD-ROM writers […]

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