Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Craig David is the celebrity most likely to give you a virus - on your computer

Cybercriminals regularly exploit the public's fascination with celebrity culture to drive web users to malicious websites that can be used to install malware, steal personal information and even passwords. McAfee's investigation looked at which celebrities generate the riskiest search results that could potentially put their fans in harm's way. According to McAfee, more than one in 10 search results for free content from Craig David led to malicious websites, making him the most dangerous celebrity to search for online in the UK.

He wasn't the only musician on the list. In fact, every single one of the top 10 most dangerous celebrities were musicians. Emeli Sande was in second place, followed closely by ex-One Direction star and new dad Liam Payne - who beat his former band mate Zayn Malik (No. 10) in the lineup. The study highlights the dangers of clicking on suspicious links when searching for celebrity-focused content. McAfee said that those looking for returned the highest number of risky websites, so it's important for consumers to be vigilant and ensure they are searching safely.
Having the latest hit albums, videos and movies available on our connected devices immediately are a tempting proposition, said Nick Viney, consumer VP at McAfee. However, consumers need to be aware of the cybersecurity risks of clicking on links that promise the latest content from celebrities, particularly when they’re offering free content.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Layout and features

The case is a bit different with Android smartphones that have been around for a couple of years now. Viruses and malware aren’t a big threat, but what’s more important is to provide an all-around package that includes handy features such as backup, app locker, task killer and an anti-theft utility. Hence, most antivirus apps for Android smartphones and tablets combine basic protection with a bunch of useful stuff. AVG Antivirus Free for Android is no different from the rest. Let’s find out what kind of protection and usefulness this app offers.

The main interface of the app comprises four main components—Protection, Performance, Anti-Theft, and Privacy. The protection status is displayed at the bottom of the interface along with a bold icon, which when touched, displays the unresolved issues.
By default, the Protection module automatically scans newly installed apps and incoming text messages in real time and protects the user from suspicious websites. There’s also a file scanner with which you can scan files on the memory card and commonly used folders such as Pictures, Music, and Video. A big drawback here is that selecting files you wish to scan can be quite painful as there’s no option for selecting all files or an entire folder—files have to be selected one-by-one using checkboxes. The app can also be set to perform an auto-scan once a day or once a week. Lastly, just like antivirus programs for PC, this one too has a virus database that needs to be updated to detect the latest threats.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Teaching time a year to kids disrupting class with smartphones

British secondary school teachers lose 17.2 minutes of teaching time every day due to classroom disruptions caused by social media and smartphones - adding up to a staggering 11 days every year. Almost three-quarters of teachers believe that smartphones should be banned from the classroom entirely, according to research from Nominet, the internet firm that manages. UK domain names on the web. Worryingly, more than a quarter of teachers (27%) have witnessed social media cyber bullying in class, while 17% have seen pupils sharing explicit or pornographic content.
Half of the teachers say that issues that stem from social media use are contributing to their pupils achieving lower grades than they should. Some 58% of teachers have helped to educate their pupils on the issues surrounding the use of social media including privacy settings, messaging with strangers and their profile activity being seen by future employers and university, along with self-esteem issues. However, nearly a quarter (24%) believe that they don't have the right skills to address these concerns with pupils.

The long-term impact of social media is of particular concern and various studies have linked social media use with depression and low self-esteem. While the vast majority of schools - 83% - now have social media and smartphone policies in place, these are difficult to enforce and are often outdated as more social networks rapidly evolve.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Panda Security takes minimal resources

Being facilitated in the cloud helps take away one of the huge agony focuses that those of us with officially battling framework assets have it doesn't expect clients to frequently download increasingly signature records. The primary issue with customary antivirus is that every one of the scanners are fusing the location insight locally on a man's PC as opposed to in the cloud. It takes insignificant assets while referencing data in the cloud to shape an output. Sherstobitoff noticed that even the organization's venture version is facilitated in the cloud.

We're profiting from group information, he said. In the event that somebody gets hit with a fresh out of the box new bit of malware and nobody's at any point seen it in the business, we have the capacity of taking data about that danger and sending it back to cloud, and later on giving that data quickly to some other customer associated, a procedure that could happen inside minutes. So take the Panda challenge when you are very brave to save. It could put some cash in the bank, and at the very least will tell you how well your antivirus programming is performing. While the treats found on my machine may be minor issues, Sherstobitoff said additionally alarming issues are progressively normal. 40% of what we're seeing now is 'financier Trojans, he stated, where purchasers collaborating with their banks have a high shot of having their certifications stolen and getting to be casualties of wholesale fraud in light of the fact that their antivirus arrangement couldn't see that they were at intense hazard.