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Google Play Protect detects only 31% of Android stalkerware

According to findings presented by the Atlas VPN research team, Android’s internal Google Play Protect service detects only 31% of stalkerware attacks. Stalkerware, often known as spyware, is a collection of tools (apps or software programs) that enable someone else (such as an abuser) to track and record your phone activity. This implies …

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Zero-days in Microsoft Windows and Chrome used in a series of highly targeted attacks

In April, Kaspersky experts discovered a number of highly targeted attacks against multiple companies utilising a previously undiscovered chain of Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows zero-day exploits. One of the exploits was used for remote code execution in the Chrome web-browser, while the other was an elevation of privilege exploit …

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Only half of Brits feel in control of how many businesses have access to their personal data

As recent fears over healthcare data amplify, new research from Kaspersky reveals that only 56% of Brits feel that they are actually in control of how many organisations have access to their personal data – whilst 95% state privacy as being important to them. Kaspersky’s new data privacy heatmap explores the importance and …

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Kaspersky discovers malicious apps disguised as bestselling game

Considered one the world’s top-selling game of all time, Minecraft attracts the attention of enthusiastic players around the world but also draws the interest of fraudsters. Earlier, Kaspersky researchers discovered more than 20 applications advertised on app stores offering additional Minecraft features. Though these malicious apps were deleted from official …

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May issue roundtable: Biometrics – The next generation of access control

PCR talk to Rob Watts, Corsight CEO about its facial recognition technology (FTR) and Claire Hatcher, Global Head of Business Development for Fraud Prevention at Kaspersky about its views on biometric technology Please could you tell me a bit more about the company and its core specialisms in regards to …

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New Kaspersky Industrial cybersecurity for networks

Kaspersky’s Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks now flags vulnerabilities in equipment and gives recommendations for their mitigation. Added support for the BACnet protocol allows the product to protect smart building systems. Automated learning mode for traffic monitoring, seamless protocol updates, and the new web console also simplify management and improve efficiency …

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PCR May issue out now! Biometrics and Security special focus

If you follow PCR’s daily newsletter then you will be familiar with the frequency of news on cyber security we regularly cover. Just the other day we reported on Bloomberg’s findings that cyber security spending is headed for $200 billion a year as the market switches to cloud-based security with …

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Kaspersky experts’ guide to staying safe from doxing

Kaspersky research shows that looking after private data has finally become a mainstream concern, with 50% of consumers claiming they would no longer use an online service provider following a data breach, and 57% expressing worry about their security and privacy being affected by ‘smart’ and internet connected devices. This concern is …

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You have been doxed: targeted email attacks on the rise

Malicious users seem to have understood that adapting some of the tricks used by advance persistent threat (APT) groups works well in achieving a wide variety of their goals, such as using ransomware for targeted hits on organisations. According to Kaspersky researchers, another targeted threat to watch out for is …

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Kaspersky asks, after nearly a year of the UK being locked down: does tech hold the key to normality?

The past year has caused seismic shifts around the world, forcing us to evaluate how we live our lives and communicate with each other. Research from cybersecurity expert Kaspersky has found that of all age groups, those in Generation Z have been loneliest over the past 12 months, with nearly three …

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