Tag Archive: online protection

mail2Cyber security is such a common phrase nowadays. The fact that major cases of corporate data attacks is frequently happening all over the world, it is important that you let yourself be familiar with online risks. However, the nation’s freight sector is still exposed to cyber criminals due to the wealth and the victims from whom they can steal money. Warehouses, 3Pl’s and carriers all hurry up and tries hard to keep up with today’s technology curve, most of them overlooked simple security measures.

The reason behind is most of them are utilizing several systems with susceptible gaps, leading to miss areas of opportunities to increase their online protection. During an interview by Fleet Owner, the Vice President of Information Security for the Descartes Systems Group, Mr. Matt Foroughi said that it is essential that they stay up to date with essential security measures. For more information regarding this post, go to the source.

Source: GobyTruck

security1Online security, the talk of online town is also the main topic and concern of the latest Cisco Cybersecurity Day briefing. Cisco’s upper management on online security emphasized the importance of implementing security in layers – from company staff down to end users. They said that the view that security companies being the “guns and gates” should not be the case now. They must deliver the service expected from them by eliminating any “white noise” and by creating by a trusted platform. This goal can be achieved by empowering security company’s staff on establishing basic security structure guidelines.

Small and medium-size businesses should also be educated on how to develop security awareness and how to maintain it as a long-term practice.

Source: ZD Net

Safety Shopping Tips Online

globe2The Internet proves to become a helpful tool to free any boundaries set by geographical locations. This is more evident when you’re shopping online. With it, you entrust your information to someone you don’t know like your credit card and personal information like your tax identity and contact information. When you do this, you must ensure that you do some research of your own regarding the online company you’re dealing with. One thing that you could do is to avoid debits, rather, choose credit. For more information regarding this, check out the source.

Source: About.com

Whenever you shop online, you must always take necessary precautions to make it secured. You must always seek to protect yourself from hackers online who are looking to steal your payment and credit details as well as your identity. Some of the things that you can do to ensure that your shopping is safe are by not adding items onto your cart. For you to ensure that your shopping is safe, see to it that you have the best security software that you can possibly have. In addition, you must also update your browser settings and your computers firewall settings. Keeping your computers clean with the use of anti-virus and anti-malware programs would also help a lot in achieving this. For more information on this post, go to the source.

Source: Stay Safe Online

Crowdstrike is a cyber security company known for their hands-on investigation on hackers and have about $30 million in funds to develop their campaign against hackers. Their anti-hacker software platform is by far considered the best in the business. The funds are coming from Warburg Pincus and Accel Partners. There’s really a huge demand to get hackers eliminated but it may take forever to get all resolved. It can be great to have anti-hacking software around but it’s a matter of time before hacking can be resolved completely.

Source: WSJ.com

Ad-Aware Free vs Ad-Aware Pro

Get rid of  cyberthreats and have complete protection against it with AdAware!

AdAware is one of the most popular anti-spyware tool that detects and removes malware, spyware and adware on a user’s computer. For more info, check out: AdAware

Here,  I will discuss to you the difference between  – The Free version: AdAware Free and the Paid ones: AdAware Pro.  You may think, Why pay when I  can have one for free ? So I have here a  a short comparison between the two:


First we have Ad-Aware Free, this is an Internet Security that has the basic protection functionality that won’t affect the performance of your computer.


Ad- Aware Free
features real-time protection, advanced Genocode detection technology, rootkit protection, automatic updates, and much more. All  to ensure that you have the power to protect yourself online.

 

Adaware Free Features:

Comprehensive malware protection.Powerful threat detection, removal and repair. Blocks spyware, Trojans, blended malware, and more – plus behavior-based heuristics safeguard against unknown and newly emerging threats.

Anti-Virus.Detection, removal, and repair of traditional virus threats.

Basic real-time protection. Ad-Watch Live! Basic process protection blocks malicious processes and infected programs that try to start or run on your system.

Download protection. Provides an additional layer of protection that lets you download files confidently.

Removes all traces of infections and cookies.Removes all traces of infections that can slow down your computer.

Automatic Updates.Continuous pulse updates to guard your privacy against cyber attacks.

If you need added security and deeper layers of protection, then,  Ad-Aware Pro is a good choice.


Adaware Pro
gives you the power to protect your online security and privacy so that you can use the Internet how, when, and where you want. It offers advanced internet security protection.

 

 

AdAware Pro Features:

Comprehensive malware protection ,  Anti-Virus,  Basic real-time protection, Download protection, Removes all traces of infections and cookies, PLUS:

Expert real-time protection- Ad-Watch Live! Expert stops threats in real-time by blocking connections to blacklisted IP addresses, malicious processes, registry changes, and malicious files.

Advanced rootkit removal system- Expert level rootkit technology to uncover and remove even the most complex monitoring tools, including user mode & kernel mode rootkits.

Speed up PC start time – Removes unnecessary clutter from your computer’s start-up process.

Do Not Disturb Mode
10 Automatic updates- Continuous pulse updates to guard your privacy against cyber attacks.

Expert Technical Support-Free support whenever you need it. Includes direct, in-product access to the Lavasoft Support Center.

Whether it’s free or paid , important thing  is that it meets the needs of your Pc protection needs and it defends your computer from any  threats and spyware.

For more info, check out: AdAware Pro

Returnil is committed to putting an end to the scourge of malware. It is their goal that they stand up at the crack of dawn, work till sundown, and then start again the next day with a smile on their face as they know they are having a real effect.

Returnil System Safe Pro 2011 is taking the world of malware by storm and proving that the traditional solutions, single layer security are doomed to obscurity. Many of you are still struggling however with current licenses expensive in an era of real economic stress, and the budget simply will not allow you to completely revamp your entire security strategy.

For this reason, Returnil is proud to announce the launch of Returnil Virtual System Pro 2011. Due to clients’ needs, they decided to return to their roots to create a strict virtualization solution to close the gap in security at an attractive price  with the following benefits:

*High performance: Its award winning virtualization technology is so light that you will not even notice its pretense. Plug this technology into your current lineup and get a real idea of how all the features can significantly improve your security while reducing licensing costs.

*Unprecedented protection from malware: Your current antivirus is expensive but not perfect; otherwise, your IT team would not be making all the visits that are eating into your budget. And if that solution was worth the price you are paying for its use, at least it should be able to remove everything it detects. With Returnil Virtual System Pro 2011, even if your antivirus does not detect the malware, a simple reboot of the computer will ensure it is removed – no need to call your IT team, you’ll have a clean system ready for the day’s work. Imagine the savings of man-hours and begin to envision what Returnil System Safe Pro 2011 will do for you when you can get rid of excess baggage you have been carrying all these years.

* Roll back unwanted changes: How many times has your team had to take the time to diagnose and repair a laptop that has just returned from the last convention or road trip? Unauthorized content, mysterious programs, spyware, rogues, advertising, etc. Why go through the expense, falling productivity, and costs associated with taking the equipment out of production? With Returnil Virtual System Pro 2011, when the user turns off the computer, it automatically cleans any changes in order to secure a fully functional and productive tool for employees.

* Preserve what matters: Returnil Virtual System Pro 2011 not only includes award winning feature in system-level virtualization for Windows ®, it also includes the newly upgraded File Manager which backups files automatically. Whether you need intensive minute-by-minute updating your data or just want to make sure that your documents are securely stored on your hard drive every time you log out or turn off the computer, Returnil Virtual System Pro 2011 has you covered.

* Reduce Management overhead while increasing your control: You invested heavily in your computer, but find it more difficult to maintain your equipment in a poor economy, that you may even have to reduce staff.  RVS Pro 2011 has a way of doing more with less. RVS reduces the need for staff to fix the infected computers. It also increases your control over what is allowed to be installed on the computer either by purpose or by stealth with far greater confidence on the availability of your equipment. Times are hard enough, Returnil will show why the malware development world fears widespread adoption of its solutions.

*Advanced, Centralized, and Remote Management:  Just like the Returnil System Safe Pro 2011 series, Returnil Virtual System Pro 2011 takes advantage of its Returnil Commander Management Console which allows your team to manage client computers from anywhere they can access the Internet. There is no need to rush to the office, just log in to the console and take care of business. Imagine the savings in call-out time alone.

For some reason, you and your team are not ready to replace the entire line-up of your security solutions, but you are still running in an endless series of infection investigations, reimaging and re-mediations, while failing to see the effects of the level of protection that was promised but not delivered. Returnil Virtual System Pro 2011 will deliver a level of protection your other solutions are simply unable to provide, and it will give you the real reason to whistle while you work!

What you can get in the  Returnil Virtual System Pro 2011

Virtual Mode – creates a virtual system while keeping the system hidden from malware or changes

Anti-run – either allows programs to run normally or trusts only the files from real disk to execute

File Protection – prevents malware from accessing protected files and folders on  non-system disks at kernel level, regardless of any Windows settings

File Manager with Autosave – saves documents from virtual to real system to ensure that they survive a reboot at intervals as frequent as every minute to once every 24 hours. Also, never worry that you may forget that the Virtual Mode is active by enabling auto-saving at account log-off and/or computer shutdown.

Virtual Disk – permanent safe storage location for all your data

Customer Preferences – password-protected client settings to prevent unauthorized use

Returnil Commander – Web-based console for advanced client management

gumblar

Hello Friend,

There’s a new malware on the web that is wrecking havoc in every way possible.

This drive-by-download exploit is called, Gumblar.

The latest manner of attack known from Gumblar is when doing searches on Google, it redirects Google search results to malicious sites where it loads more malware on the PC by means of drive-by-download attack that infects via PDF and Adobe Flash. Not only does it install more malwares in the PC, it also steals login details and FTP credentials thus compromising those sites owned and operated by the victim.

Since Gumblar is quite a pervasive virus its victims fall for it without knowing, Cisco came up with tips for websites and enterprises on dealing with the problem.

Tips on dealing with Gumblar Virus from Cisco

1.     Ensure you have Security for your Servers

Make sure security protection is implemented for web servers and web applications. Bitdefender have a very good mail and file server security solution.

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2.     Be Aware of Pop-ups

Alert users and visitors to pay attention to pop-ups that leads to a questionnaire site.

3. Gateway Security

Organizations should install gateway security that is capable of drilling down into every Internet access request. Bitdefender Total Security 2009 is recommended.

5. Firewalls that can be analyzed

Make sure perimeters are secured with firewalls that can be analyzed.

Gumblar has outruled Conficker this month, either way, we don’t want any viruses for our systems.

onlinesecurityWe  encourage you to do timely software updates and and use up-to-date security solutions not only to be Gumblar free but completely virus-free and Safe!

If your security program is out of date you can read more about the latest and up-to date security software available in the market today.

Until Next Time 😉

Peter – Your Online Security Guide