For the last four years, ransomware has evolved into one of the biggest threats to cyber security that I’ve seen in a long time. Names like CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and CTBLocker keep average computer users and IT security Jedis alike up at night. For good reason: Ransomware is cunning, effective, and proliferating, and the cyber security industry hasn’t really had an answer for it. But we’ve got one now.
Much has been said in the security world about the recent release of data on vulnerabilities discovered in 2015. Due to the way this data has been presented, many news outlets have been reporting that Mac OS X was the “most vulnerable” OS in 2015. But was it really?
It’s a known fact people don’t secure their devices adequately and the theft of the data on just a single device can have long-term consequences for individuals, families and companies. That’s why earlier this year, Qualcomm pledged to enhance security and privacy via Snapdragon Smart Protect and recently delivered on that pledge with Snapdragon’s new 820 processor.
Vonteera crossed a line when it decided to actively disable anti-malware and anti-virus software. They used certificates to pull that off.