All about cookies and malware

cookiesIf you’ve ever wondered what cookies are, what they do on your computer and whether they pose a threat to you then read on and you’ll find out.

We’ve all heard of cookies, not the sugary biscuit things that we munch on, but those little files that sit on our computers and identify us when we visit a website.

If you want to know what a cookie does then try deleting them from your computer.  Simply go to ‘history’ in your browser and tick the ‘cookies’ box in the ‘clear browsing data’ section.

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Win amazing prizes with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes & BullGuard

Dawn of the Planet of the ApesOnly the fittest survive

Get BullGuard on your side, win some amazing Dawn of the Planet of the Apes prizes, and get the best possible protection against viruses.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has opened to rave reviews described as a state-of-the art 21st-century 3D-CG cinema outing, full of intelligence and emotional resonance, and painting a dark future with stylish action sequences and impressive visual effects.

It follows Caesar and his peers building a community in San Francisco’s Muir Woods following the near destruction of the city. The 2,000 or so gorillas, chimpanzees and orang-utans live a peaceful existence and believe the humans have died out following a viral flu pandemic.

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Top ranking for BullGuard protection – top protection for BullGuard customers

Internet SecurityIndependent software lab AV Comparatives gives BullGuard antivirus pole position in a ‘Retrospective/Proactive’ test.

It’s good news for BullGuard and even better news for BullGuard customers. BullGuard has been awarded an Advanced+ award from AV Comparatives for BullGuard Internet Security.

The award recognised the behavioural detection features of BullGuard Internet Security in proactively detecting new and emerging malware.  It also applies to BullGuard Antivirus protection.

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Microsoft “security expert” phone scam

Microsoft scamTelephone scams in which callers claimed to be Microsoft ‘security experts’ offering to fix your computer first surfaced over five years ago. They’re still around and seemingly undergoing something of resurgence. The scammers can’t fix anything they just want your money.

It sometime seems that every other major business on the planet has outsourced its service centre to India. Banks, insurance companies, internet service providers, utility companies, even railway ticket booking services.

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Child Safety Week and how to use parental control software

Child Safety Week and how to use parental control softwareThe coming days are dedicated to flagging up potential dangers faced by children. Given that many parents are unsure about parental control software we thought it is an appropriate time to remind everyone just how useful online parental control is and also just how simple it is to use.

This week is Child Safety Week.  It’s an annual campaign run by the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) and is designed to raise awareness about child accidents and how they can be prevented.

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Kids & Mobile Use [INFOGRAPHIC]

kids-mobile-useA BullGuard survey of 2,000 parents with children between the ages of 7 and 14 revealed that one in seven parents had discovered something unsuitable on their kid’s smartphone or tablet.

The survey on mobile usage revealed just how concerned parents are and also at the same time how they sometimes feel powerless. For instance, stranger danger is the #1 concern with parents expressing understandable anxiety about their children being ‘courted’ by people they don’t know.

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Parent’s struggle with children’s mobile usage

kids-mobile-useA comprehensive survey of children’s mobile usage reveals that parents are finding it difficult to keep ahead of their children’s surfing habits and harbour concerns about the dangers kids face particularly around stranger danger and cyber bullying.

It may be cold comfort but those parents who have found inappropriate content on their child’s mobile device are not alone. A BullGuard survey of 2,000 parents with children between the ages of 7 and 14 revealed that one in seven parents had discovered something unsuitable on their kid’s smartphone or tablet.

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Ten top tips to keep your mobile device safe

Top 10 Android Security tipsAndroid is now the most popular operating system in the world for mobile devices with well over a billion devices running it. And smart phones are not just phones, they carry so much personal information they’re like digital vaults that need protecting. We provide an insight into the threats currently targeting Android devices and ten top tips on how to safeguard your mobile digital life.

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Cryptolocker Hysteria Exploited by Hackers

Worst computer virusOne of the hottest subjects making headlines in the past few weeks are two related viruses, GameOver Zeus and Cryptolocker, and the temporarily takedown of the huge botnet which distributed them.

The reason for the front page news is the amount of damage they have caused worldwide: over $100 million attributed to GameOver Zeus alone, not to mention the amount of money extorted by Cryptolocker from its victims in exchange for file decryption keys.

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Virus Alert : CryptoLocker and GameOver Zeus

cryptolockerIn the last few days rogue software CryptoLocker and GameOver Zeus have received a lot of attention following an announcement by the US and European officials that they have temporarily managed to disrupt the system used by the malware.
And according to the UK’s National Crime Agency, UK citizens will have a two-week window to reduce the threat by strengthening their computer’s protection.

BullGuard already protects you against these two viruses: it detects them and successfully cleans the infected machines.  

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