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Back-to-school tips to help your kids stay safe online

Back-to-school tips to help your kids stay safe online

As children around the world (in the northern hemisphere, anyway) end their summer breaks and start to head back to school, they’ll be using the internet and their phones for schoolwork and socializing. Of course, we want to make sure kids are safe and smart online, so we’re sharing these 5 back-to-school tips to help.

MEET THE CRYPTOWORM, THE FUTURE OF RANSOMWARE

MEET THE CRYPTOWORM, THE FUTURE OF RANSOMWARE

Ransomware is evolving and soon will share the same deadly efficiencies as notorious worms of the past, such as Conficker and SQL Slammer. In fact, according to security researchers at Cisco Talos, today’s newest ransomware, SamSam, is a harbinger of a new wave of more malicious, tenacious and costly ransomware to come. “Ransomware authors are always looking for bigger payouts and to further their reach,” said Joe Marshall, security research manager with Cisco Talos. “We believe ransomware authors are going to look to past successful campaigns when they look to cast a wider net in the future.”

Over 2,000 #Firefox Extensions Vulnerable To Dangerous 'Remote Admin' Malware

Over 2,000 #Firefox Extensions Vulnerable To Dangerous 'Remote Admin' Malware

Which Web browser do you use? A lot of you are using Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or even the new Microsoft Edge. There's also a good chance you're using Mozilla Firefox. Tens of millions of people use it to search the Web. Even if it's not your everyday, go-to browser, you might occasionally use it for its best features.

'TREASUREHUNT' POS Malware Tool Targeting Small Banks, Retailers

'TREASUREHUNT' POS Malware Tool Targeting Small Banks, Retailers

As more US companies snuff out point of sale malware by deploying chip-and-PIN bankcard technology, attackers are rushing to exploit existing magnetic strip card systems still vulnerable to malware. A group of hackers that go by the name Bears Inc. are behind the latest barrage of attacks with a custom-built point of sale malware called Treasurehunt, according to research from FireEye.