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How parents can protect children from disturbing ‘Momo’ game

Kaspersky Lab has issued guidance to parents following reports about a disturbing game targeting young WhatsApp users. Momo is reportedly pitting youngsters against anonymous users, who may spur them to commit violent or suicidal acts. The premise of the game is to challenge teens to communicate with an unknown user, who will send them violent […]


Allot, McAfee and Telefonica join to pioneer cybersecurity solution

Allot Communications Ltd., a leading global provider of innovative network intelligence and security solutions for service providers and enterprises worldwide, joined forces with McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, and Telefonica to deliver an innovative, comprehensive cybersecurity solution for small and medium businesses (SMBs) which covers both fixed and mobile networks as well as device (PC […]


Mobile banking trojan modifications reach all-time high

Mobile banking trojans hit the list of cyberheadaches in Q2 2018. The number of installation packages for mobile banking – modifications which help attackers avoid detection by security solutions and to expand their arsenal – peaked at more than 61,000. This represents a historic high; more than a three-fold growth when compared with Q1 2018 […]


WatchGuard launches AuthPoint multi-factor authentication for SMBs

WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, has unveiled AuthPoint – a cloud-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The solution aims to support SMBs which have previously considered MFA to be out of reach due to cost, complexity and management issues. In fact, according to a new survey of IT managers and […]


Check Point announces SandBlast Mobile 3.0 solution

Check Point has announced new capabilities for its industry-leading mobile threat defence solution, SandBlast Mobile. SandBlast Mobile 3.0 offers threat prevention technology for the enterprise, allowing employees to safely conduct business using their mobile devices. SandblastMobile 3.0 features on-device network threat prevention. The latest additions to SandBlast Mobile will now: Prevent phishing attacks on all applications […]


Car sharing apps vulnerable to attack, Kaspersky Lab finds

Kaspersky Lab researchers have examined the security of 13 car sharing applications from household manufacturers across the globe – including those from Russia, the US and Europe. The company’s experts discovered that all of the applications contain a number of security issues that can potentially allow criminals to take control of shared vehicles, either by […]


Kaspersky Lab unveils reinvented mobile threat defence solution

Smartphones have long been just as important for businesses as PCs or laptops, with employees in 20% of companies in UAE accessing corporate intellectual property using their personal mobile devices and tablets. However, with this increasing workforce mobility comes a growing risk of cyberthreats according to Kaspersky Lab, which said that 42 million attack attempts […]


Concerns on the rise about mobile apps watching and tracking users

The monitoring capabilities of mobile apps are becoming a concern for users, many of whom are worried that the apps on their connected devices might be able track them down, watch what they’re doing or share their data. But these dangers could be easily averted by putting some simple security measures in place, warn cybersecurity […]


Financial service Humaniq partners with embedded cybersecurity leader

London-based Fintech firm Humaniq has announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rivetz, an industry leader in trusted computing and embedded cybersecurity. Under this MOU, Rivetz will enhance the Humaniq platform’s anti-fraud system by enabling two-factor authentication through the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) to provide world-class cybersecurity to its users. Humaniq considers the […]


Research shows mobile users in UAE fail to password-protect devices

With more than half (47%) of people in the UAE still failing to protect their mobile devices and only 25% using anti-theft solutions, Kaspersky Lab has warned that pick-pocketers who get their hands on a smartphone could be in for more of a treat than even they hope for. This is one of the latest […]


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