Outdated Windows OS has higher risk of being infected by malware

Microsoft Windows OS

Microsoft Windows OS

 

Which version of Microsoft Windows OS are you using? Windows 2000? or Windows XP? We suggest you to update your Windows OS to a more recent version to lower the chance of being infected by malware.

A study generated by BitDefener, (one of Roboscan’s internet security engine) reveals that 9.28 percent of the scanned systems that run Windows 2000 are still infected by malware despite internet security software.

Windows XP still has a massive followers although it is claimed to be retired by April 8, 2014, while the study shows that XP has the highest infection rate of 12.87 percent after scanning.

Computers that run Windows 7 was detected to have a 11.74 percent infection rate after running security solution. However, only 4.59 percent of the devices who runs the latest Microsoft OS, Windows 8 were infected.

OS version vs. infection rate

OS version vs. infection rate

We can see a direct relationship between how old the OS you’re using and the chances of being infected by malware. Apparently, the older the version of your Windows OS you are using, the more likely you will be  the target.

Up till today, according to OPSWAT, “Windows 7 leads the pack in the operating system market (53.8% of all Windows versions), followed by Windows XP (36.2%) and Windows Vista (8.1%).” If you are that 36.2%, we suggest you to update your OS to protect your cyber security.

Windows OS user deployment

Windows OS user deployment

Last but not the least, if you’re a Roboscan user, in addition to upgrade your Windows OS, don’t forget to keep your Roboscan Internet Security up-to-date for the best protection to your PC!

 

 

 

[Update] Roboscan Update Server Issue Solved

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Last week our update server experienced some problems that caused the failure of updating; however, the issue is now resolved.

Please try updating Roboscan again for the most protection to your PC. To confirm the update has completed successfully, please click “”View Log” on the lower left of Roboscan interface.

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[News] Google Releases Patch to OEM for Serious Android Security Loophole

Major Android security vulnerability was discovered by Bluebox labs, the research team of Bluebox that a master key hole can turn any application into a Torjan malware and take over 99% of the Android smartphones for the past 4 years. On July 10th, Google had already release the patch to OEM to shop to customer.

It is said that this significant flaw had been around since Android 1.6 (Android 1.6 Donut). It may impact any Android phone for the past four years; in other words, 900 million devices could be affected.

According to Gina Scigliano, Google’s Android communications manager, “A patch has been provided to our partners—some OEMs, like Samsung, are already shipping the fix to the Android devices.” However,  in order to update the security system, current Android users have to turn to their hardware vendors for updates.

In order to assure that the software has not been modified by a third-party, each program contains cryptographic signature of authentic Android application. However, such security loophole allows hackers to enable the malicious code under the condition of not affecting the cryptographic signature. In consequence, any Android developer who takes the advantage of such loophole can access to use’s phone like a legit regular app.

Nevertheless, Android users shouldn’t be worried too much. Scigliano also said that “We have not seen any evidence of exploitation in Google Play or other app stores via our security scanning tools,” “Google Play scans for this issue – and Verify Apps provides protection for Android users who download apps to their devices outside of Play.”

More about Android security: Most Androids Vulnerable Due to Outdated Firmware

10 Common Facebook scams 2013 -Part 2.

Have you kept the first 5 common scams on Facebook that we talked about in our last post? If you need a little recap, check out 10 Common Facebook scams 2013 <Part 1>.

Ready? Now, let’s get into the next 5!

6.         Phony message on Facebook

  • Scammer from Facebook team: A phishing scam spotted by GFI Lab early this year. You will go through 5 pages of question for a security check after clicking on the link. Once the scammer has your information, it will start to spam your friends or use your identity and card information to purchase things you will never receive.
Phony message from Facebook Team spotted by GFI Lab

Phony message from Facebook Team spotted by GFI Lab

  • Check out my new Camera: I’ve seen too many times that my friends try to show me their new shopping trophy through Facebook chat; while we all know the link of the pictures will not take you to their new camera or new clothes,  but some spams or malware.
  • I need your help (and money!): Your friend won’t ask for your help by just leaving a Facebook message, especially when s/he needs your financial support. A tip to keep in mind, they usually ask you to transfer money via Western Union or other uncommon financial institute. Be cautious!

7.        Customize you Facebook:  Apps to find out who unfriend you, to change your Facebook color or getting “Dislike” button are just a few tricks of the scammers. Scammers usually insert adware, malware into the browser extension or plugins.

Red Facebook Hoax

Red Facebook Hoax

One of the most popular scam on Facebook early this year is the make-your-Facebook-red scam. After clicking the link 계속 읽기

10 Common Facebook scams 2013 -part 1.

By March 2013, Facebook just reached 1.11 billion active users; I believe you or your friends are one of the 1.11 billion users. However the fast growing numbers of Facebook users indeed greatly raise the concerns of spamming on social network.  We list out 10 common Facebook scams for you to prevent from being fooled! We will share the first 5 today and the rest on Friday so stay tuned!

1.       See who’s looking at your Facebook?

You may have seen posts in your timeline like this. Telling you to click on the link and follow the steps to find out who is stalking your Facebook or blocking you. Well, it just won’t work because Facebook didn’t give any apps developer the permission to access such user data they need.

2.       Too good to be true

There’s no such thing as a free lunch! People always fall for the scam of getting free stuff. Here are some common freebie traps for you to keep in mind:

  • Free Facebook credit: gamers on Facebook! It costs real money by using credits to plant corns or raise pets on Facebook. There is no way they will be given out for free!
  • Freebies: such as “2 Free Southwest airline tickets by clicking the button” or “Take the survey to get free subway.”2 free tickets and a free subway sound like a good deal! Unfortunately they are not real deal. This scam can also be seen on Instagram and spam email. In some cases, people took the survey and were expecting a free subway coupon to come to their mail; but instead, they received a charge fee on their phone bill.
2 free SW ticket

2 Free Southwest tickets scam

  • Free iPad & iPod: Don’t be silly. This  is definitely just another marketing trick!
  • Limited time offer of free app goodies: Take LINE as an example, a popular messaging app available on Android and iPhone. Occasionally you will see some promotion like this ”Leave your LINE ID and your phone number in the comment in 24 hours to get this stickers for free.” Follow the instruction then you will never get the free sticker but the complaint from your friends of you spamming their Facebook!

3.       OMG headline 계속 읽기