Security roundup: eBay hacked, Kaspersky launches live cybercrime stats

Plus, new offerings from BullGuard, Symantec, Bitdefender and Cisco
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This week’s security roundup includes a major breach for eBay and Kaspersky’s new cybercrime stats site.

Online auction site eBay is urging users to change their passwords following a cyber attack that could result in the illegal acquisition of almost 18 million users.

Richard Parris, CEO and founder of Intercede, commented: “While eBay is right to advise its users to change passwords, the real issue is that usernames and passwords are increasingly unfit for purpose – they do not offer proof of a person’s identity and are easily lost, stolen or hacked."

Meanwhile, security firm Kaspersky has launched a new portal for cybercrime statistics, gathering stats and figures from across the world on what users are doing online, which devices they use to access the web and the threats they may be at risk from.

Anti-virus vendor BullGuard has released a new app for Android mobile users, which it claims offers brand new tools “unmatched by competitors”. Tools include anti-virus, remote control, mobile backup, parental control and a spam blocker.

Additionally, Cisco has expanded its malware protection and data centre security solutions, in a move which it hopes will provide protection from endpoint to network to cloud.

Symantec, meanwhile, has bolstered its small business cybersecurity protection with the release of Norton Small Business, a security solution targeted at businesses with less than 20 employees, including a flexible subscription model and multi-device protection.

Anti-virus provider Bitdefender has also added another layer of protection to its Bitdefender Mobile Security with a new App Lock module, allowing device owners to decide who has access to their apps.

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