Brand Protection

Have the Right Security Strategy

Information is a core asset to any business, and cyber-criminals know this. Your organisation needs to have a well thought out security strategy in place, to protect your most valuable assets. The first step to take is to determine what the right security investment is for your business. The following three areas need to be […]

date:  Aug 17, 2016 comments:  0
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Cybersquatting – Into the Future – Part 4

In our last three blog articles, we’ve discussed Cybersquatting and Typosquatting and the issues it can cause for businesses. So what does the future hold for Cybersquatting in the following months, and years? Before we look forward, let’s take a look back at how domain names have evolved over the past few decades. In January […]

date:  May 18, 2016 comments:  0
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Cybersquatting – Domain Name Disputes – Part 3

In previous articles, we have talked about the fact that multiple domain names can be registered by either cyber-criminals or legitimate businesses, to prevent others from using them. But what happens when the domain name that has already been registered is one you want to use for your new business, or it is actually in […]

date:  May 11, 2016 comments:  0
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Cybersquatting – Typosquatting – Part 2

Previously, we talked about Cybersquatting (or Domain Squatting) and the fact that not all cybersquatting is malicious. Sometimes the domain names are just similar to other companies from across the world. Typosquatting, however, is more purposeful. It is a type of cybersquatting that aims to take advantage of common typographical errors made when a user […]

date:  May 04, 2016 comments:  0
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Cybersquatting – What is it? – Part 1

It’s easy to think of Domains as something you own; however, this is incorrect, as domains are rarely owned. Therefore, the concept of domains being a tradeable commodity is inherently a flawed one. Most domains are rented temporarily from a central agency, for a few years at a time. This has lead to some unethical […]

date:  Apr 27, 2016 comments:  0
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Presenting FraudWatch International’s Mobile Apps Protection

An increasing number of companies are providing their customers with the ability to use mobile applications (Apps) to access their online accounts. Mobile Apps are available from trusted stores (such as Apple’s iTunes, or Android’s Google Play), some not so trusted marketplaces, and also from websites on the internet. Criminals are turning to the mobile […]

date:  Apr 13, 2016 comments:  0
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Presenting FraudWatch International’s Pharming Protection

Pharming attacks are sophisticated cyber-attacks which consist of a combination of phishing, malware and DNS poisoning. The browser address bar correctly displays the destination URL, however the internet traffic is diverted unknowingly to a destination that has the same look and feel as the legitimate URL, but is a malicious copy. How Pharming Impacts Your […]

date:  Mar 16, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Presenting FraudWatch International’s Pharming Protection
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Google Safe Browsing

Google Safe Browsing is a service offered by Google that provides lists of URLs for websites that contain malware or phishing content. This is known as a Blacklist. The Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox web browsers all use the Google Safe Browsing blacklist to check pages for potential threats. According to a Google […]

date:  Mar 09, 2016 comments:  0
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Preventing malvertising attacks

It is the responsibility of users, site developers and the ad networks themselves to mitigate the problem of malvertising. According to Hélène Barrot, a representative from Google, DoubleClick, the company’s ad platform (which has inadvertently been a part of malvertising campaigns), has taken a number of different approaches. It collaborates with industry partners, publishes research […]

date:  Mar 02, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Preventing malvertising attacks
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