Sir Winston Wishing You A Happy & Safe Halloween. Or Should We Say… Count Winston?

Winston-dracula-blogWell chaps, was it the picture that gave it away? This year for Halloween, I’m Count Dracula!

 I don’t know about you but I spent weeks trying to figure out what I should be… it’s not easy getting 4 legs into a costume. So I appreciate you all weighing in. The Facebook poll is over now and as you can see I decided to go for the costume that got the most votes from you. And I couldn’t be happier with my choice!

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The New Frontier Of Malware: Android

Android_malware_targetJust last week we were talking about some worrying facts concerning mobile malware. As Juniper Research data showed, malware targeting mobile devices nearly tripled, from 14,000 to 40,000 instances, in less than a year.

This week, experts from the mobile security industry have been expressing their concerns about what can only be described as a pandemic of Android malware, with high risk or potentially dangerous apps reaching 175k in Q3 up from 30k at the end of Q2. And with only 20% of Android users protecting their devices, the majority is at serious risk.

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Calling All Noble Warriors. Draw Your Bow.

Besieged2Sweepstakes_MOS_300x188Just recently we’ve announced that BullGuard Mobile Backup now supports BlackBerry devices, in addition to Android, iOS and Symbian devices. Hopefully, BlackBerry fans were pleased to hear the news.

Now we’ve got a cool giveaway for mobile gamers in the US. With the launch of the latest castle defence game Besieged 2, creators Leviathan Games and PulsePlay are giving away some cool prizes. And guess what? BullGuard has joined them in the giveaway!

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Facebook Scams: The Most Popular And What Does It Say About US?

Facebook_scam_blogIf you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably had your account hacked or seen
friends’ weird and wacky status updates – usually a result of being hacked. So
what are the most popular scams on Facebook and how can you avoid them? Being
aware of the scams that are out there is probably one of the best ways to avoid
them.

 

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How’s Your Cyber Security Awareness?

Cyber_security_monthIn case you didn’t know, October is Cyber Security Awareness Month in the US and the EU. The goal is to reinforce the idea that each of us plays an important role in protecting our digital lives.

This year’s theme “Our Shared Responsibility” focuses on the internet as a shared resource and its safety being everyone’s responsibility. We owe it to each other to be educated, and employ more secure measures when sharing content online. Things as simple as learning how to identify spam email and deleting it instead of forwarding on to your friends can make a big difference! Even the U.S. President Obama is getting in on the action! Read his proclamation on cyber security here.

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Mobile Malware On The rise. Your Mobile Security At Risk!

Mousetrap_Mobile SecurityDo you use your mobile device for web-browsing, socializing and shopping online? What about accessing sensitive data, such as online banking or personal medical details?

Viruses, Trojans and spyware do not care what device you use. Just go online, and the dangers threatening your mobile device are just as real as those threatening your PC.

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Alarming Stats Highlight The Need For Antivirus Protection

Website_attacks
Ever wondered what countries most attackers operate from?
Curious as to what types of attacks they prefer?
A recent study conducted by website security company Incapsula shows a quite interesting, yet worrying set of facts and stats. As it turns out, the United States and China gather the highest numbers of website attackers. And the most common attacks they perform are as follows:

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