Ransomware here to stay says Google

Businesses are being warned to protect themselves after tech giant Google released research claiming that cyber thieves have extorted a total of £19m from ransomware since 2015. At a talk at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, Elie Bursztein from Google revealed the results of research conducted with Chainalysis, the University of California…

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How safe is Google Docs?

Launched in 2012, Google’s trio of services – Google Drive, Google Docs & Google Sheets – are a popular way for businesses to carry out their work online. Google Drive acts a cloud storage service, Google Docs as an alternative to Microsoft Word and Google Sheets as an alternative to Microsoft Excel. Among the perks…

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Warning: your Google Chrome browser might be an imposter!

A report by security researchers MalwareBytes has identified a dangerous new form of Adware which masquerades as the Google Chrome Browser. The Google Chrome copycat named ‘eFast Browser’ is a form of Adware which replicates the look and feel of Chrome to trick users into thinking they are using the official thing. Upon installation, eFast…

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Chrome scraps support for Windows XP, Vista and more

Along with the release of Google Chrome version 50 has come the news that support has ended for a number of older operating systems including Windows XP and Vista. Google has been promising since November that they would end support for older operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, OS X 10.6, OS X…

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Millions of computer users at risk from “Freak”

At the end of last week, Microsoft issued a major security warning about a computer bug that has been named “Freak” and announced that it was working on a security update to tackle it. Initially it was thought that only some users of Android and Blackberry phones were at risk, along with users of Apple’s…

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