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Good news! Malware attacks decline for the first time ever

Every day there seems to be a new story about a cybersecurity breach or hacking that causes devastation and destruction – we regularly cover them here on the Panda Security blog. So it makes a pleasant change to write about something more positive occasionally – like a significant reduction in malware incidents. According to a recent study published in Infos
Publish At:2020-07-10 07:47 | Read:34 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Security cybersecurity Malware

iOS 14 Beta Goes Public – Should You Install It?

When Apple unveiled iOS 14 at their annual WWDC developer conference, there was a lot to be excited about. iOS, the operating system that powers iPhones and iPads, is about to get a load of new functions and features to improve the user experience. Android owners will have been amused to see home screen widgets finally appear on Apple devices many years afte
Publish At:2020-07-07 09:40 | Read:84 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Mobile Security Apple iOS iPhone IOS

Will iPhone replace your passport and driver’s license soon?

Apple has actively been working on making iPhone the sole thing people have to carry while out and about. The company has successfully eliminated the need to carry items such as diary, laptop, car insurance card, credit card, home keys, etc. They also recently announced plans to help humanity get rid of the need for car keys. However, in the USA iPhones have
Publish At:2020-07-03 05:55 | Read:98 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Technology Apple iPhone

How to recognize a charity scam?

Charity scams are on the rise in North America. The Covid-19 pandemic and the complicated political situation in the USA caused by the upcoming presidential elections have made more and more people be extra vocal about the causes they support. While some are taking it to the streets or presidential rallies, others are simply looking for charities that repres
Publish At:2020-07-01 15:18 | Read:163 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips hacking Scam

Should you jailbreak your iPhone?

Simple and reliable, Apple iPhones are believed to be some of the most secure mobile devices available. Apple security comes down to one factor – very tight control of the operating system and hardware. To better protect users, Apple iPhones and iPads can only install apps from the official App Store. Every app is checked by Apple’s security experts to verif
Publish At:2020-06-29 05:24 | Read:249 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips Apple iPhone jailbreak security

Brits are worried about the COVID-19 tracing app

Like many other countries, the UK government has announced plans for a COVID-19 tracing app to help limit the spread of the virus. An app is currently undergoing testing on the Isle of Wight before being rolled out to the rest of the country later this year. But even before the app goes live there are concerns that the project will fail. Helping reduce local
Publish At:2020-06-24 09:35 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Technology contact tracing covid-19

Experian, Equifax, TransUnion team up to offer weekly free credit report

The Covid-19 crisis has sparkled a rise in identity theft crimes and has drastically increased the demand for credit monitoring. Hackers have been actively exploiting the confusion around the stimulus checks, the enormous amount of unemployed people across the USA applying for benefits, and the fact that millions of people were forced to start working from h
Publish At:2020-06-22 07:23 | Read:177 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security credit fraud hacking

Approximately 300,000 Nintedo user accounts breached by hackers

Over the last few months, the account details of approximately 300,000 Nintendo users have been breached by hackers. In late April, the Japanese consumer electronics and video game company announced that 160,000 members of its user database had been breached. In June, after continuous investigation, Nintendo increased the number to the staggering 300,000. Th
Publish At:2020-06-19 08:30 | Read:141 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security hack nintendo

FBI Says Cyber Criminals Will Target Mobile Banking Users

In a public announcement released on June 10th, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned that bad actors are now aiming at mobile banking users. Because of the pandemic, more and more people are looking for an alternative to physically visiting branch locations, so hackers will be looking for ways to exploit the new trend. The law enforcement agency
Publish At:2020-06-18 06:52 | Read:129 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security banking Cybercrime mobile devices

Is COVID-19 Making Cyberbullying Worse?

As schools across the world have closed to stop the spread of COVID-19, classes have been moved online. But for all the live presentations and limitless learning material, some nastier elements of school life had transitioned online too. According to a recent report by Israeli start-up L1ght, reports of cyberbullying are increasing rapidly. Cyberbullying inc
Publish At:2020-06-15 05:31 | Read:212 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips covid19 cyberbullying

You’re Fake News! Brits still struggling to tell fact from fiction

One in ten of Brits can never tell if something is true or false Over 60% say their social networks are flooded with misinformation A new survey of nearly 2,000 people from Cybersecurity specialists Panda Security has found that a worrying number of Brits are still unable to distinguish fact from fiction. According to the poll, less than half of the general
Publish At:2020-06-11 08:00 | Read:199 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Press Releases fake news survey

Hacked computers can be physically dangerous too

Hacking is sometimes considered to be a victimless crime. If criminals manage to steal your credit card details, or break into your bank account, you may be insured against the loss. Eventually someone has to pay for those losses though, usually the victim in the form of increased charges or insurance premiums – there is always a victim. But sometimes hackin
Publish At:2020-06-09 06:40 | Read:166 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security hacking security

Free remote technical support from Panda Security

Panda Free Antivirus offers 24/7 technical support, free of charge to ensure you can resolve all problems affecting your devices. Now, as distance learning has become commonplace, companies are embracing telecommuting, and public agencies adapt to the changes in the way we communicate, there is an even greater need for all our devices to remain connected and
Publish At:2020-06-05 06:09 | Read:344 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips Panda Security security tips

No, the FBI is not trying to fine you

A new variant of malware named ‘Black Rose Lucy’ has begun spreading in the US, trying to extort money from its victims. Targeted at Android smartphones, Black Rose Lucy sends a scary-looking message that claims the owner has committed several crimes. To make matters worse, the note appears to come from the FBI Cyber Crime Department. Victims are told that t
Publish At:2020-06-03 11:41 | Read:221 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Malware Scam

Can your social-media past haunt you?

TV host Jimmy Fallon recently had to issue an apology for making an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface in a skit for Saturday Night Live that aired twenty years ago. In the comedy sketch, the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon is seen performing wearing brownface makeup. After the video resurfaced, Jimmy Fallon used Twitter to say his de
Publish At:2020-06-01 07:20 | Read:257 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy social media


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