How to protect yourself from online traps

The internet has opened up many new avenues for security, both at work and home. Essentially anything that can be accessed through a web browser. Gone are the days when hacking was limited to either an office network or a home computer. With web-based applications, your data is never more than just one click away from being stolen. That’s why it’s crucial to protect yourself online with the tips in …

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Google warns about QR code fraud

The Barcode Scanner software, which can be downloaded for Android, was initially designed to scan barcodes and QR codes. Still, after a faulty update, the app was used as an unsolicited extra to help download viruses. The update, which has since been removed, displayed ads after scanning the code and prompted users to install other software on their phones. It is unknown how many people have installed the faulty update, …

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