How to keep away from online scams

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our world in countless ways. According to ESET researchers, one of the major changes that has caused and deserves special attention seems to be the increase in online shopping, as the ability of consumers to visit the physical spaces of the stores remains limited. According to IBM data, the pandemic crisis has accelerated the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Windows XP source code leaked on the Internet

The source code of “Windows XP” along with that of “Windows Server 2003” leaked on the internet inside torrent files. This is the first time that the source code of a -even an old- version of the Microsoft operating system is leaking online, as “Verge” notes, while the electronic media notes that it has examined the files in issue and confirmed that Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Cerberus: The Banking Trojan for Android available for free in underground forums

The full source code of “Cerberus” has been leaked to underground forums and is now available free of charge to digital criminals. Kaspersky experts have been actively monitoring the revival of the “Android banking” malware since July 2020, following the abandonment, the sale attempt and the final release of the project by the original developer. Through evolving functionality that includes two-factor identity theft (2FA) and remote Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Unveiling of the KryptoCibule trojan malware family from ESET

ESET researchers have announced the discovery of an unknown family of “trojan malware” that spreads through malicious “torrents” and uses multiple methods to extract as many cryptocurrencies from its victims as possible, while remaining undetected.  ESET called the threat “KryptoCibule” and, according to its telemetry, the malware appears to be aimed primarily at users in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  This malware Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Educational platforms targeted by cybercriminals

Exponential was the increase seen in “DDoS” cyberattacks (e.n. attacks aimed at flooding a network until the server “crashes”) against educational resources last spring. According to Kaspersky’s estimates, from January to June 2020, the number of “DDoS” attacks affecting educational online resources increased by at least 350% compared to the corresponding month of 2019. In denial-of-service attacks (“DoS”), digital criminals try to flood a network server Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

TeamViewer: Extends remote control to all Android devices

“TeamViewer”, a provider of remote interface solutions, has announced that it now offers remote access with active control and keyboard input for the “Google Pixel series”, “Xiaomi smartphones” and “Oppo” devices. This applies to both private users and business customers. All “smartphones” with “Android” software, version 7 or later can be supported by “TeamViewer”, regardless of whether the user needs help installing an app or correcting serious Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

New internet speed world record

UCL engineers announced they had achieved the fastest data transmission rate in the world; scoring an Internet speed one-fifth higher than the previous record.  In cooperation with two companies, “Xtera” and “KDDI Research”, the researchers -under Lydia Galdino (UCL Electronic & Electrical Engineering)- achieved a data transmission rate of 178 terabits per second (178,000,000 megabits per second); a speed at which it would be possible to download Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The free LibreOffice 7.0 office suite is available

LibreOffice 7.0 offers an extremely interesting alternative to paid office application suites. With “LibreOffice” you can perform a variety of office tasks, such as writing texts, creating presentations and managing spreadsheets, at no cost, just as you would with any other “Office” suite. Especially those users who see as a main disadvantage the inability to upgrade the office software Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

80% of users invent their own passwords

A recent Kaspersky report found that 83% of users invent their own passwords, while 54% say they do not know how to check if any of their login details have been compromised. Passwords are the most common method of identification, but they are effective only if they are difficult to breach and only if they remain confidential. And with the growing number of applications requiring Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Dark Mode available in eBay Native Apps

eBay launches “Dark Mode” for all its “native” applications. This feature is designed to enhance the consumer experience, leverage device settings, create greater accessibility, and deliver optimal quality to the platform’s customers. So far, “Dark Mode” is the most sought-after “app feature” for 2020. Now most users know that bright screens can tire the eyes; when the eyes are strained throughout the day Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …