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Guide for gamers

Every gamer knows what Steam is and more than likely uses it. Steam accounts are also bought and sold for real money, which makes them very …

The Switcher Trojan hacks Wi-Fi routers, switches DNS

One of the most important pieces of advice on cybersecurity is that you should never input logins, passwords, credit card information, and so forth, …

What are encryptors and other types of ransomware?

This post is intended for people who either never heard of ransomware or knew about it but didn’t really pay attention. We will explain in practical, …

What is Kaspersky Password Manager

Do you have any idea of how many online services you actually use or sites and forums that you visit? If you were to track and count, the sheer …

Real deal or phishing?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday, followed by the Christmas sales are high season for cybercriminals: as you’re trying to get that shiny new TV or pair …

Black Friday Survival Guide

Black Friday’s coming, and that means huge rebates and sales. Actually, the hype has already started and the sales have begun. If you have ever tried …

Infographic: What you need to know about ransomware

Ransomware has probably earned more posts on the Kaspersky Daily Blog than any other type of threat. Frankly, we’ve posted so many articles, pieces …

Tip of the week: Keep software up to date

We all know we need to keep our software patched and updated, but who hasn’t been guilty of ignoring or putting off updates? Of course, you can keep …

Tip of the week: Keep software up to date

We all know we need to keep our software patched and updated, but who hasn’t been guilty of ignoring or putting off updates? Of course, you can keep …

Risky, but common, online habits to unlearn

In the beginning, the Internet was not terrifically user friendly — early users needed tech chops just to get online, and they had to do so over a …

Biometric banking is not secure

Biometric identification — using unique physical attributes such as fingerprints to authenticate people — has been considered secure for a long time. …

13 countries join our ransomware fighting project

Kaspersky Lab not only develops security solutions but also helps to catch criminals and creates free decryption tools for ransomware victims. The …

Mobile banking Trojans: what they are and how to protect against them

1. Why do I need to read this?<p>This article will help you to protect the money in your bank account.<p>2. Mobile banking Trojans — what are they?<p>Every …

Antivirus fundamentals: Viruses, signatures, disinfection

We talk and talk (and talk) about how to behave — and even how to survive — in the digital world. And we hope it’s not in vain, that our readers …

DressCode Android Trojan in official Google Play store

We often advise Android users to download apps from official app stores only. It is much more secure to search for apps on Google Play because all …

Spotify serving malware

Over the past few days, there has been some chatter surrounding Spotify based on a user’s post in the company’s community forum:<p><i>There’s something</i> …

Kaspersky Lab products compatibility with the latest Windows 10 update

Fall is update season, at least in the high-tech world. We introduced our new product family recently, and Microsoft issued a critical update for …

iOS, Android get encrypted Secret Conversations on Facebook Messenger

Do you like privacy? Well, let me introduce you to a new player in the encrypted messaging game: Secret Conversations. It comes from a messaging …

Facebook Marketplace, Secure?

Earlier this week, Facebook introduced Marketplace, a service that helps users discover, buy, and sell items locally. Think of it as Facebook’s …

How to decrypt files encrypted by Polyglot/MarsJoke ransomware

Every day, new versions and variations of ransomware pop up. Malware creators are still sure that ransomware is their ticket to easy street, despite …

Online behaviors of 55+ internet users

Humanity is steadily getting older, which, in turn, increases the number of internet users over 55 years old. Today, almost almost 18% of Facebook …

Germany, India challenge WhatsApp, Facebook

On August 25, WhatsApp published a blog post detailing its new terms of use. These types of posts rarely generate buzz, but this post detailed …

Yahoo hack plot thickens

Has the shock and awe of Yahoo’s 500 million user credential hack died down yet? Everyone breathing a bit easier? Passwords changed, dead accounts …

i-Dressup active breach

Being a parent is tough in the digital age. The bullies and predators you have to worry about have expanded beyond physical threats to ones that lurk …

How criminals steal data over the air

Danger often comes from an unexpected direction. For example, while you are alert to pickpockets, criminals may be approaching invisibly, over …

Don’t plug in random USB sticks

I am not sure about you, but [sarcasm on] <i>my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE THING</i> is opening my mailbox to find unsolicited mail. You know, junk mail [sarcasm off].<p>…

The daily life of a white-hat hacker

Picture a hacker. What does he look like? Nerdy? Lives with his mom? Wears a black hoodie? Lives on pizza? Types on three computers simultaneously… …

Kaspersky Lab opens a new office for developers in Dublin, Ireland

The cybersecurity industry has a fundamental insecurity: talent supply. Frost & Sullivan estimates that by the year 2020 the field of cybersecurity …

How Bitcoin and blockchain work: a primer

Bitcoin, and its fundamental technology <b>blockchain</b>, have been popping up in the news plenty over the past few years. However, discussion about them is …