The Dangerous Journey of a Fake WhatsApp App on OneDrive

The Dangerous Journey of a Fake WhatsApp App on OneDrive

Partner Symantec, recently discovered a new kind of malicious Android file hosted on a OneDrive account. Here’s what they have learned and how you can take countermeasures. Over the last few years, there has been a tremendous uptick in the creation and delivery of malicious Android apps for delivering malware, stealing confidential data, distributing spam advertisements for profit, and abusing mobile resources. We recently encountered a different malicious Android file hosted on...

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Why SMBs Are Easy Targets for the Bad Guys

As malicious hackers turn up the heat, small and medium businesses can’t remain complacent - the threats to their security are real and growing worse all the time. This blog was originally posted by Symantec.  During a recent business dinner, I wound up sitting beside the owner of a logistics company who confidently confided that his 6-person business was just too small to hack. His firm annually grossed somewhere in the high 6-figures...

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Online shopping security tips to keep your data safe this Black Friday

Online shopping security tips to keep your data safe this Black Friday

The Christmas ads have started, the streaming services are trying to subtly push us into listening to festive music, and the American Thanksgiving is has arrived. Thanks to our partner, Symantec, we have a Black Friday shopping guide to help you and your data remain safe and secure while shopping online. More of us than ever are now doing our Christmas shopping online — something that isn’t hard to understand when...

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Why Small-Business Owners Are Easy Prey for Hackers

Our partner Symantec says 43 percent of all cyberattacks in 2015 targeted small businesses. Randell Heath isn't sure how hackers got into his company's website -- all he knows is a supplier called, saying the site had become an online store selling Viagra and Cialis. The problem might have been at the company that hosts the site. It might have been that Heath's passwords weren't strong enough. But the invasion taught Heath...

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Multiple Critical Vulnerabilities Exposed: Time to Update!

On June 28, 2016, Google’s Project Zero Researcher Tavis Ormandy released a blog that published details of multiple critical vulnerabilities with various Symantec products. According to Ormandy, these vulnerabilities, “Don’t require any user interaction, they affect the default configuration, and the software runs at the highest privilege levels possible. In certain cases, on Windows, vulnerable code is even loaded into the kernel, resulting in remote kernel memory corruption. Symantec has released updates...

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Secure Sense Technology Partner BlueCoat, Acquired by Symantec

As a value added reseller, at Secure Sense we only partner with the best of breed network, security, and cloud providers – one of these companies being Blue Coat. On Sunday, June 12th, 2016, American endpoint protection company, Symantec announced that they were acquiring Blue Coat for $4.65 billion. Blue Coat’s CEO Greg Clark is set to become the CEO of Symantec by year’s end when the acquisition is formally completed. Greg Clark,...

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