Top Countries Hosting Phishing Websites – H1 2011

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 11-05-2011

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A recent report from Websense shows the alarming rate of increase in cyber crime activity in Canada. While US still stands as the major hub of hosting phishing websites, Canada occupies second place followed by Egypt. Comparing with the Opendns report published recently on top countries hosting phishing websites in 2010, Germany falls back to forth position from second.

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Top Blunders to Avoid While Dealing with Passwords

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 17-02-2011

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Your online accounts stay safer as long as your passwords are stronger and secure. However, creating stronger passwords is not enough in today’s scenario where id theft is most prevalent. Handling of passwords is equally important as of creating strong passwords. The following are few blunders made by consumers in 2010, reported in a study from Internet security firm Webroot.

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Top 10 Challenges Faced by IT Managers

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 11-02-2011

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When it comes to security issues at organizational level, it is not dealing with malware that comes first but managing employees to use web in secure and efficient way. According to a report from MessageLabs Security Safeguard, the top 10 issues faced by IT managers of American companies are:

  1. Time wasting online: 86% of the IT managers surveyed said that they worry about

Antivirus Market Share – Q4 2010

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 04-02-2011

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Avast products were the most used antivirus globally, but when it comes to North America – Norton rules. A recent report from OPSWAT on quarterly market share and usage data for antivirus software for Q4 2010, said that avast antivirus product line were the most used antivirus products globally with 17.53% of market share. ESET Software and Symantec products were in following positions with 12.05% and 10.04% of… Continue reading

Email Spam Volumes Fall to Lowest Level in Two Years: Symantec

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 03-02-2011

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A recent report from Symantec declared that spam volumes in January 2011 fell to the lowest levels, since March 2009. The spam volumes seemed to drop dramatically since 25th December of 2010 and continued its phase in January. The only time that spam volumes dropped by such a remarkable extent was after the closure of McColo, a California-based ISP in 2008, for being implicated in criminal and botnet… Continue reading

Top Countries Hosting Phishing Websites – 2010

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 02-02-2011

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Unites States stands as a major hosting hub of phishing sites, according to a report from OpenDns. According to the report, more than 60,000 separate attempts came from websites hosted in the U.S.

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Top Targets of Phishing Websites – 2010

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 02-02-2011

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Spoofed websites have become even more extensive than in previous years. The most common name spoofed by phishers is Paypal, acording to a recent report released by OpenDns. The most common spoofed brands belonged to the online and social games category.

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