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Are You Unknowingly Part of an Android Botnet?

Last week, Google announced the removal of around 300 Android apps found with malware that secretly hijacks your phone to participate in massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The takedown was a result of collaborative investigation by several security and technology companies who discovered the WireX Android botnet and the nefarious Android mobile apps responsible. In a written statement, Google said: “We identified approximately 300 apps associated with the issue, blocked them from the Play Store, and we’re…

Online Trust an Issue for Banks and Government Study Shows

A recent audit of websites by the well-known Online Trust Alliance has revealed something that many consumers have long suspected. Financial institutions are the least trusted when it comes to cybersecurity. Although the results are no doubt coloured by the inherent fear that many consumers have when it comes to the security of their money, it should still be a worry for banks which have long struggled with issues around online trust.

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