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Are the bad guys winning with increasingly damaging cyber attacks?
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Are the bad guys winning with increasingly damaging cyber attacks?

October 9th, 2017 | by Techgoondu
Reading the news these days, it is not hard to find yet another headline of a large-scale cyber attack that has affected thousands, maybe millions, of...
Best practices to block ransomware with a firewall
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Best practices to block ransomware with a firewall

October 2nd, 2017 | by Techgoondu
Modern firewalls are purpose-built to defend against these kinds of attacks, but they need to be given an opportunity to do their job....
Now weaponised, ransomware is a grave threat
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Now weaponised, ransomware is a grave threat

September 26th, 2017 | by Techgoondu
Just as criminals are getting smarter, enterprises have to get up to speed to counter new ransomware...
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M1 mobile security service aims to keep out malware on phones

September 25th, 2017 | by Grace Chng
M1 has rolled out a network-based mobile security service that aims to detect and keep malware away from a user's...
More than one-third of Singapore SMEs hit by ransomware: Malwarebytes
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More than one-third of Singapore SMEs hit by ransomware: Malwarebytes

August 1st, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
Among the SMEs affected in Singapore, 21 per cent had to shut down their operations, while 11 per cent lost revenue as a...
Impact of cyber attacks escalates with latest Petya ransomware
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Impact of cyber attacks escalates with latest Petya ransomware

June 28th, 2017 | by Alfred Siew
When even a known threat such as Petya can wreak such havoc, there is good reason to fear cyber threats that are still to be...
Threat of ransomware hits home when you are a victim
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Threat of ransomware hits home when you are a victim

May 3rd, 2017 | by Grace Chng
When you are become a victim yourself, the much-reported menace of ransomware really hits...
Alarm raised as malware hits mobile banking users in Singapore
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Alarm raised as malware hits mobile banking users in Singapore

December 1st, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
One particular ruse that the malware creators have used was to prompt a user to update his phone's...
Defending your network against APTs
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Defending your network against APTs

August 3rd, 2015 | by Techgoondu
With cybersecurity on the agendas of corporate boardrooms today, the importance of securing critical data assets is now a strategic issue that is no longer just a matter for IT...
Microsoft: hackers using deception to overcome improved cybersecurity
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Microsoft: hackers using deception to overcome improved cybersecurity

May 16th, 2014 | by Jonathan Tan
Cybercriminals are ditching the old strategy of exploiting software vulnerabilities, choosing instead to rely on deceit and...
Microsoft: Enterprises spend S$635bn annually combating malware
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Microsoft: Enterprises spend S$635bn annually combating malware

March 23rd, 2014 | by Jonathan Tan
Organisations worldwide are expected to spend nearly S$635 billion this year to deal with issues caused by malware-infected pirated software, according to a study commissioned by...
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Microsoft: “keygen” pirate software is top source of Singapore’s PC infection

May 1st, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Users going on the Internet for pirated software may now be the biggest reason for infected PCs in the country, according to a Microsoft...
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Beware of malicious app that claims to provide X-ray vision

March 26th, 2013 | by Zen Soo
There have been enough people falling for it - and being blackmailed by it - for security firm Symantec to put out an alert last...
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Study: malware caused by piracy could cost APAC companies US$129 billion

March 12th, 2013 | by Zen Soo
Companies in Asia-Pacific could spend as much as US$39 billion this year to counter problems that are caused by malware found in counterfeit software, with the cost going up to a staggering US$129 billion if data loss is...
McAfee: Watch out for mobile malware and attacks in 2013
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McAfee: Watch out for mobile malware and attacks in 2013

January 8th, 2013 | by Zen Soo
The threat of mobile malware and large-scale attacks to take down infrastructure may become reality in 2013, according to a report released yesterday by McAfee. The security company says it is likely that a new Trojan horse...
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Beware of spoof SMSes that could appear on Android phones

November 11th, 2012 | by Zen Soo
If you have been receiving suspicious text messages on your Android smartphone recently, do check to see if you’ve downloaded any malicious applications of...
Latest Loozfon malware takes aim at women Android users
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Latest Loozfon malware takes aim at women Android users

August 29th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
A piece of malware infecting Android phones in Japan has targeted women by promising them easy money and ways to meet rich...
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Latest hack in Singapore: phone scammers posing as Microsoft

August 16th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Scammers in Singapore have taken to an old medium - phone calls - to hack into users' computers and swindle them of hundreds of dollars, in the latest con job revealed by the authorities...
Smartphone malware is real – here are some tips to keep clear
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Smartphone malware is real – here are some tips to keep clear

April 21st, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Sometimes, fear-mongering can have the opposite effect – it makes you feel that you are safe because the people crying wolf seem to have raised the alarm once too often. Then, one day, the wolf really turns up. Last week, I...
Would you give a stranger unlimited access to your PC for US$1 million?
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Would you give a stranger unlimited access to your PC for US$1 million?

April 17th, 2012 | by Raymond Lau
A recent survey commissioned by anti-virus maker Norton found that 76 per cent of Singaporeans would rather say no to US$1 million than allow strangers unlimited access to their...
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