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Phone Antivirus Software Is, At Best, False Security

Phone Antivirus Software Is, At Best, False Security

One of the surprisingly common questions I’m asked in my day job is “do I need to buy antivirus software for my phone or tablet?” The short answer is no — anti-virus software for sale in the Google Play store or the App Store are at best pointless, at worst,…

What Makes You Care About Online Security?

What Makes You Care About Online Security?

Online security is one of those areas that makes many people yawn. But we all need it, and chances are very good we’re all using it. Unless you’re like to live dangerously. But what are Giz readers using? And what’s the key factor in your choice of security? Hit the…

Giant Dutch Botnet Busted, Forced to Commit Ritualistic Suicide

Giant Dutch Botnet Busted, Forced to Commit Ritualistic Suicide

When the Dutch High Tech Crime unit raided the 150,000-machine strong Shadow botnet, they didn’t simply bust its 19- and 16-year-old basement-dwelling operators. Oh no. Instead of simply decapitating it from the top, the police enlisted the help of Kaspersky Labs to actually take full control, driving the cold dagger…