Google Play Store Infected!!!

I was installing an app about SEO from Google play store, when suddenly an alert message popped up saying a malware has been detected.  So what I did was immediately uninstall the app then ran my own antivirus program to confirm if I was infected. 

Moral lesson: Always read about information security news.

Google play store malware infected

Source:

http://thehackernews.com/2017/08/android-spyware-apps-hack.html?amp=1

Anti-theft Protection

Nearly every human being on this planet has their own smartphone. We invested on these things to make our life easier. But what if it gets stolen? Would you become a crybaby all of a sudden? Lol. Kidding aside, here is a great article on how to turn on your smartphone’s anti-theft feature. Follow the link below for the full story.

Smartphone Anti-theft Feature

Source:

http://lifehacker.com/turn-on-your-phones-kill-switch-to-deter-dumb-thieves-1797410151

Kaspersky Free

The popular antivirus software is now free for everyone to use. Dubbed as “Kaspersky Free”, this application offers file, email, and web protection against viruses.

Kaspersky Free

Source:

https://eugene.kaspersky.com/2017/07/25/kl-av-for-free-secure-the-whole-world-will-be/

Mac OS Vulnerable to Malware

Ever heard someone saying “my Mac won’t get infected by any computer virus”? That person is either drunk or crazy lol. Kidding aside, computer security experts just found out a malware that targets Mac computers. Read the full story by following the link below.

Mac OS vulnerable to virus

Source:

http://thehackernews.com/2017/07/macos-malware-fruitfly.html?m=1

What is Social Engineering?

As per Wikipedia, Social engineering, in the context of information security, refers to psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information. 

In short, tricking people to get valuable information from them. Here’s a very good infographic on this topic:

Social Engineering Infographic
Social Engineering Infographic

Source:

https://blog.vasco.com/electronic-signature/social-engineering-win-battle-trust-infographic/?_nk=blog&source=twitterads&ad=20151112&_mk=cpc