Lavasoft Blog

As the holidays are around the corner and Black Friday sales start earlier every year, we want to keep our users safe and secure by providing the following online shopping tips: 

Is Everything Up-To-Date?

Before you start your online shopping, ensure that your preferred web browser is up-to-date. Most browsers list update information in the Help or About sections of their main menu and updates are a critical component of avoiding the latest security and privacy threats.

As high profile data breaches dominate the news, the hidden economy driving these crimes is rarely discussed. Stolen personal data is the focal point of an online marketplace susceptible to the same influences as other economies, including price fluctuations based on supply and demand, differing price tiers based on quality and specialty suppliers.  

This year Lavasoft celebrates the Halloween season with this ghoulish collection of creepy computer threats: zombie botnets, wriggling worms, and scareware!