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    2013 was another year marked by many changes - for good and bad - in the threat landscape. Some threats waned, others grew significantly, while completely new threats emerged and made life difficult for users. What remained constant, however, were the threats against the safety of digital information. In this entry, we present some of these threats that were seen last year. These are described in more detail in our roundup titled Cashing In On Digital Information Cybercrime: Banking Malware, CryptoLocker Grow; ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Data, Exploits, Malware, Mobile, Social, Spam, Targeted Attacks | Comments Off



    The interesting turn of events surrounding the game Flappy Bird has had the Internet buzzing: after becoming massively popular (downloaded more than 50 million times), the developer suddenly announced that he will take down the game from app stores, and then actually did it. The decision brought the interest around the game to an even greater scale, with similar apps seen emerging in app stores, and even auctions for devices with the app installed. The next development we saw, however, is ...

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    2013 was the year that the Android malware not just grew, but matured into a full-fledged threat landscape. Not only did the number of threats grow, the sophistication and capabilities associated with these threats grew as well. As we noted earlier, the number of mobile malware threats has crossed the one million mark, and as of the end of 2013 stood at almost 1.4 million malicious and high-risk apps. We believe that by the end of 2014, this number will be at ...

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    The "Internet of Everything" (also known as the Internet of Things) became one of the biggest technology buzzwords of 2013, as can easily be seen in Google Trends. This term refers to the increased digitisation of everyday objects - any new technology device is being designed with connectivity in mind, whether that device is a smart TV, or a smart toaster. With more and more devices coming online, securing these devices becomes one the next big security challenge. Gamers and Augmented Reality 2014 ...

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    Around this time of the year, many people are finding themselves on the move visiting friends and family, or just playing tourist somewhere in the world. Since it is 2013, however, one new problem has come up: "how do I get online while I'm on the go?" Many travelers now expect wi-fi as part of their trip - whether at the airport, in the air, at their hotel, or at tourist attractions. A 2013 study found that 64% of hotels worldwide ...

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