Posts by Sharon Solomon:


Top 5 Symptoms Of Hacked Computers

Jan 08, 2014 By Sharon Solomon | Cybercrime has reached epidemic proportions. More and more computers are being exploited with intrusive malware and sophisticated hacking techniques. It’s very crucial to detect intrusions to minimize data loss and avoid privacy theft. 

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Checkmarx Tipped For Elite Status In TheMarker 2014 Predictions

Jan 03, 2014 By Sharon Solomon | Checkmarx has wrapped up 2013 with another glowing acknowledgement. After being ranked as the second fastest growing Security Company in Deloitte’s 2013 EMEA Fast 500 rankings, comes recognition from StartIsrael. The TheMarker sponsored entrepreneurship giant has placed Checkmarx in the Top-10 list of Israeli startups to look out for in 2014.

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Top 3 Android Security Tips

Jan 02, 2014 By Sharon Solomon | Android  is enjoying an exponential growth. It’s estimated that Android Smartphone shipments exceeded the 1 billion mark in 2013. But this open-source platform has numerous security issues. Users are advised to step up their security awareness. The Android mobile platform made its entry into the smartphone market in late 2008. Despite lagging behind iOS and Windows Mobile for a couple of years, it is now the leading platform worldwide (over 80% market share in Q3 of 2013). Frequently changing passwords, using Android in-built security features and installing anti-virus programs are very useful and always recommended. But for extensive protection you can and should do more. Lets take a closer look.

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Rough 2014 Predicted For Two-Step Verification

Dec 30, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | Two-Step Security is the latest weapon in the battle against cybercrime. More and more major websites are adopting the Double Verification technique to deter hackers from stealing personal data and information. But there is bad news – this method will be rendered ineffective or even useless in 2014.

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Israeli Banks Hacked. Millions Of Customers In Danger

Dec 27, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | Three Israeli banks recently received an anonymous message, claiming that more than 3 million of their customer’s account details have been stolen. But gone are the days of unmarked bills. The hacker is expecting a huge Bitcoin payoff by next week. The clock is now ticking. The involved banks are Israel Discount Bank, First International Bank of Israel and Bank Yahav for Government Employees Ltd. Needless to say, the news has created lots of unrest in the land of milk and honey.

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Smile, Your Webcam Has Been Hacked

Dec 25, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | There was a time when hacking involved only stolen data and information. But intruders are always looking for new ways to invade your privacy. The latest trend in the hacking circles involves the enabling of Apple’s MacBook iSight camera while the indicator light is still off, capturing stills without the victim’s knowledge.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vulnerability Exposed. Security Patch Now Available

Dec 23, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | The Galaxy S4, Samsung’s flagship device of 2013, is selling like hotcakes. The Korean giant has shipped over 40 million units in less than seven months. But not all has been rosy in recent weeks. The S4 has a serious security glitch, exposing all Samsung Account details and giving sniffers full access to private information. Mediatek Digital, a firm that tests the security standards of apps and mobile phones, recently exposed the serious flaw. Hackers can track the victims via GPS, access their recent call logs, configure call diverts and even turn off the device.

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Checkmarx Recognizes Young Israeli Talent At The Technion

Dec 20, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | The Technion has been Israel’s leading engineering institute for decades, providing the nation’s booming IT industry with great talent. This week the university’s Department of Computer Science hosted a unique “Start-Up Day”, sponsored by Checkmarx and six other software companies.  The Checkmarx delegation was led by the company’s CTO, Mati Siman. Besides engaging in chats with curious students, he gave an informative lecture about the company’s products and the advantages of Source Code Analysis.

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Facebook Can Track Every Letter You Type, Posted Or Not

Dec 18, 2013 By Sharon Solomon | The “blue and white” Facebook logo is arguably the most familiar graphic in today’s cyberspace. Almost one out of every nine people in the world has an active Facebook account. This social media giant definitely makes the world smaller place, but not without seriously compromising the user’s security and privacy.

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