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Avast Free Antivirus named 2018 Product of the Year by AV-Comparatives
Some of the finest anti-virus software products have been celebrated in a recent report. AV-Comparatives, an independent test lab which tries out security software products, recently published its 2018 conclusions. Avast Free Antivirus was awarded Product of the Year, among other honours. No less than 18 security products for... Read more
Enjoy Privacy, Protection and Performance with Avast Secure Browser | Ad
Avast Secure Browser is fast growing an esteemed reputation. Built by security experts, this product sets out to excel in three vital areas; privacy, protection and performance. It’s fair to say Avast Secure Browser delivers on all three pledges. We here at FileHippo have had a play around with... Read more
Google quiz tells you how likely you are to fall for phishing – and it’s pretty scary
Receiving phishing emails or texts is never fun. We all get them and, hey, most of us will be caught out too at some point. But how likely are you to fall for a scam? That’s what a new quiz, designed by Google’s Jigsaw team, hopes to find out.... Read more
Google+ data leak will mean earlier closure – here’s what you need to know
Another huge data leak has been revealed by Google, and it may have affected around 52.5 million people. A Google+ data leak will see the platform closed early, after more user data was exposed. This news has been confirmed by Google via a blog post, an investigation is still... Read more
Quora data breach sees 100 million users hacked
Quora, a question-and-answer website, has been hacked. Users are now being advised on how best to proceed. The brand announced on Tuesday December 4 that it had suffered a huge data breach. It is understood that the names and email addresses of around 100 million users have been compromised.... Read more
Tesco Mobile launches IMO S2 – a smartphone designed specifically for children
We all remember our first mobile phone. For many it wasn’t that flash and, for most of us, we were not that young when we had it. However, Tesco Mobile is now launching a new smartphone that’s specifically designed for children. The IMO S2, with built-in Monqi technology, looks... Read more
US DOJ Charges Chinese Companies With US Chipmaker Trade Secrets Theft 
US claims that Idaho based chipmaker Micron was systematically targeted over a sustained period of time.   The United States Department of Justice has charged a state-run company in China of the theft of trade secrets from an American based semiconductor company that specializes in making DRAM.  The announcement came on the same day that the DOJ revealed... Read more
Does Your Business Need A VPN?
No matter how big or small your company may be, there’s one business tool you literally cannot afford to be without: a VPN. What is a VPN? In oversimplified terms, it’s your own personal tunnel onto the internet. That might sound like the stuff of hackers or international operatives,... Read more
Avast Launches 2019 Antivirus Range [PLUS WIN AVAST PREMIER]
Avast adds brand-new features to the antivirus range for 2019 Avast has launched its 2019 antivirus software range with some great new features added to Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Internet Security and Avast Premier. Avast are one of the most well-known antivirus providers, offering a solid range of virus... Read more
Google+ Going Away (For Real This Time) After Massive Leak
Did you know it was still going? As social media platforms go, there are a handful of major players standing out from among a countless slew of other websites and apps. Some are niche tools, like J-Date or DateACowboy.com, that cater to a specific target audience. Others, like LinkedIn,... Read more
Facebook Could Face Billions In Fines Over Data Breach
It’s more bad news for Facebook. Facebook had to announce last week that yet another cybersecurity and privacy fiasco has taken place with its users’ information. 50 million of those users were compromised, by their estimate, along with a potential 40 million more. By exploiting the tokens related to... Read more
Vishing Attacks Rise 350%
New report reveals alarming increase in voice fraud incidents. There seems to be no end to the number of ways scammers can target your data, and new methods crop up almost every day. From the highest skill sets involved in cybercrime and hacking to the most ordinary, mundane social... Read more
Uber To Pay $148,000,000 Over 2016 Data Breach  
This brings an end to one of several high-profile legal battles Uber is currently involved with across the world. News has emerged that the ride-hailing firm Uber is to hand over $148 million to settle ongoing legal action over the 2016 cyber-attack the company tried to hide, and that exposed data... Read more
Facebook Breach Compromises 50 Million Accounts
Hackers exploit vulnerability in Facebook’s ‘View As’ feature to access 50 million user accounts. In the mad rush to be the king of data collection and use, Facebook has had quite a few privacy slip ups over the years. Perhaps that’s why the public response to today’s announcement of... Read more
Malicious Code Causes WordPress Sites To Redirect To Scams
Outdated plugins exposed WordPress sites to hackers. Earlier this month, security researchers uncovered an alarming find: thousands of WordPress sites had been attacked and had malicious code injected into their pages. By going after vulnerabilities in outdated plugins, hackers caused these pages to redirect to tech support scams. These... Read more
What Is A VPN? Here’s Everything You Need To Know
Are you still not using a VPN? Maybe you should be. This year has already taken a rapid nosedive past the midway point and is quickly coming to a close. So far this year, though, we’ve already experienced record-setting numbers of cybercrimes, security flaws, and data breaches resulting in... Read more
Mirai Botnet Creators Helping FBI Will Avoid Jail Time
The three young hackers expected to be sentenced to work for the FBI instead of jail time. The three notorious hackers behind one of the most powerful pieces of malware ever used on the open internet, the Mirai Botnet, have been working with the FBI for more than a year…according to documents filed in a... Read more
How To Improve Cybersecurity for your Small Business: A Quick 7 Step Guide 
If you own a small business it’s far more important than you might think to take some time to protect yourself from hackers and cyber-criminals. But we get it…It’s a hassle, and unless you are running some sort of IT related company, the idea of implementing effective cybersecurity might seem as... Read more