This blog complements my book, The Essential Guide to Home Computer Security, to help you keep your home computers and smartphones secure.

Monday, 28 May 2012

Smartphone security is heading for 'apocalypse'

Interesting overview of the vulnerabilities of mobile phone encryption leading to the view that we are moving to 'apocalypse' when it breaks down. And this doesn't even consider the software issues such as cyber attacks on smartphone operating systems, malicious apps, sharing of malware, rogue diallers etc. And a lot of these also have parallels with the PC boom in the 90s.
Smartphone security is heading for 'apocalypse'

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Free Anti-virus for Mac

Now is the time to install anti-virus for Mac if you haven't already done so. With more widely occurring attacks on the Mac coming to light, the need for anti-virus on Mac OSX has risen substantially. Symantec have recently brought out a free option called iAntiVirus. It doesn't have the full capabilities of paid-for anti-virus but joins some other free Mac anti-virus tools such as ClamXav and Sophos Home Edition.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Cybercrooks bring their schemes to Tumblr and Pinterest

Cybercrooks bring their schemes to Tumblr and Pinterest: CNET reports: "Digital criminals are expanding their social-networking nefariousness beyond Facebook and Twitter to try to trick users into downloading malicious payloads."