The must-attend annual gathering of the mobile industry – The Mobile World Congress (MWC) – opens its doors in Barcelona on February 14th. The mobile ecosystem is in the midst of an unprecedented wave of transformation. As business models adapt, new verticals and players emerge. Technology evolves, perceptions shift and lives are improved. At the MWC, its 365,000m2 of floor space will contain 50,000 senior mobile leaders from 200 countries, so there will be plenty of items on the agenda for the week to keep its visitors busy. The CEOs from both MYSecurityCenter and MYMobileSecurity will be there presenting their new products MYMobile Protection, MYAndroid Protection and MYMobile Bodyguard. In addition the aim is to find out first hand what’s new in the Mobile Market and also to see what some of the big telecom companies will be unveiling of course. This is undoubtedly the best venue for mobile industry networking, finding business opportunities and making deals.
If you will be going to the Congress in Barcelona and wish to meet us there, please do not hesitate to drop us a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
Together, we are leading the transformation!
“It’s more than a game, it’s your life”
MYSecurityCenter is supporting Safer Internet Day on February 8th 2011. This is organised by INSAFE (www.saferinternet.org) to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially amongst children and young people across the world. Each year hundreds of events are organised to raise awareness about online safety issues. From cyber-bullying to social networking, each year Insafe aims to be at the forefront of emerging online issues and chooses a topic reflecting current concerns. This year, they ask us to look more closely at our “virtual lives” and discover how our real self lives the virtual experience.
This year, efforts will focus on virtual lives. Today young people spend a good part of their lives on activities ranging from online gaming to social networking. In doing so they face multiple challenges related to their privacy, reputation and health.
A few key facts to contemplate!
- Gamers spend on average 8 hours weekly playing online.
- Young people sleep 2 to 3 hours less per night than 10 years ago.
- In January 2010, 18 million accounts were registered on Second Life.
- Facebook reports more than 500 million active users.
- Users spend 700 billion minutes on Facebook each month.
- 13 million players in World of Warcraft, world’s largest MMORPG.
MMORPGs generated $1.5 billion in subscription revenues worldwide in 2008, forecast to reach $2.5 billion by 2012.
- Up to 250,000 players are simultaneously online on WoW.
- Transactions and sales of virtual goods in virtual worlds were estimated at $18 billion in 2009.
Some key messages
- Hiding behind your avatar, pseudo or profile page will not shield you.
- Your actions in your virtual life can impact on your real life.
- Monitor your playing activities: a balance between online and offline is important.
- Look for virtual worlds that don’t encourage consumerism.
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Microsoft has issued a “critical” warning over a newly-discovered flaw in Windows. The bug affects every version of Microsoft’s Windows system. In a security advisory, the company warned of a loophole that could be used by malicious hackers to steal private information or hijack computers. The bug potentially affects every user of the Internet Explorer web browser – around 900 million people worldwide. Microsoft has issued a software patch to defend against attacks, and said it was working to develop a long-term fix.
Although the flaw is actually inside Windows itself, it only appears to affect the way that Internet Explorer handles some web pages and documents. Microsoft admitted that the problem meant users could easily be fooled into downloading malicious files by doing something as simple as clicking on a web link. Once the computer had been hijacked, hackers could use it to steal personal data or send users to fake websites, she added.
Although Microsoft said it had seen no evidence that the glitch had already been exploited by hackers, it warned that research had shown it was a serious threat and have issued a “fix it” security patch to protect users while they are developing a more permanent solution.
We recommend you to protect your computer with MYSecurityCenter products.
The number of Britons targeted by cybercrime is expected to overtake conventional crime for the first time this year.
Internet security experts claim that up to 19 million people will come under attack from hi-tech criminals, generally involved in identity theft.
A burglary or someone smashing your car window to grab a radio, used to be the sort of crime we were facing, but today’s Britons are facing up to the growing problem of internet crime which can be carried out from the other side of the world as well as on the next street.
These so-called “Hacktivists” are targeting big businesses, such as the VISA and MasterCard credit card companies and since the release of the WikiLeaks furore, this has highlighted concerns about cybersecurity.
UK police officers specialising in hi-tech crime conducted a survey which found that 79 per cent of people have noticed a steep increase in cybercrime activity within the past six months. Identity theft and so-called malware attacks, in which spying software is unknowingly downloaded on to a home computer, are considered among the greatest threats.
Alarmingly, recent studies have shown that many of the people using Wi-Fi at home to access the internet do not have security in place. This means it is possible for criminals to hack into their system and steal identity details. The survey, commissioned by web security experts found that almost one in two people now believe they are more likely to fall victim to cybercrime than conventional crime.
The rise of smartphones, tablet and notebook computers is making users more vulnerable.
The reality is that technological advances provide not just benefits for the legitimate users, but also present potential opportunities for criminals to exploit. Users need to ensure they think about security and protection of their devices and their data. Security experts from MYSecurityCenter say “Anyone who spends a lot of time online should commit to taking their online personal protection seriously.”
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Using Twitter, the popular microblogging site, could land your computer in trouble. A rogue worm has hit the site, which directs the victim to an IP address, asking to download a fake antivirus.
MYSecurityCenter is warning you – if you are Twitter user – beware. We suggest to all Twitter users to refrain from downloading any links posted on Twitter. Exercise caution while clicking on any link in tweets inside the e-mail message, instant messages or web pages.
Twitter is a website offering a social networking and microblogging service, enabling its users to send and read messages called tweets.
Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters, displayed on the user’s profile page.
The scam spreads through malicious links abusing the goo.gl URL shortening service. If an unwitting user follows the links, they are directed to a fake anti-virus page after multiple redirections.
From there, the domain redirects the user to an IP address pushing a fake antivirus. Once on the website, the victim gets a warning that his/her machine is running suspicious software.
The user is then invited to remove all the threats from their computer by downloading a fake anti-virus called Security Shield.
Del Harvey, director of Trust and Safety for Twitter, had tweeted that the company was working to remove the malicious links and reset passwords on compromised accounts.
Similar attacks on Facebook, Orkut and other sites had come to light. With their growing popularity the networking sites are a favourite with hackers.
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