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Cyberwar, new field of combat

THERE is a new unseen war that is now going on in the world, involving forces organized by Russia, China, North Korea, and the United States. Where there used to be combat on land and sea, in the air, and in outer space, the new operational domain is cyberspace, according to a US Army Cyber Command spokesman.

Kaspersky Lab announces that its Industrial CyberSecurity Platform has won this year’s World Leading Internet Scientific and Technological Achievement Award at the 3rd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China this week.

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Children’s Dependency on the Internet Leads to Secrecy, Over-Sharing and Social Withdrawal

Research conducted by iconKids & Youth for Kaspersky Lab has uncovered the harsh impact of Internet over-dependency among children across the globe. 55% of children were qualified by the research as dependent on the Internet. These children are twice as likely to conceal potentially risky online activities from their parents and use content, inappropriate for their age.

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The Volume of Malicious Spam in Q3 2016 Hits Two-Year High

According to the Kaspersky Lab Spam and Phishing in Q3 report, the company’s products blocked 73,066,751 attempts to attack users with malicious attachments. This is the largest amount of malicious spam since the beginning of 2014 and is a 37% increase compared to the previous quarter. The majority of those attachments were ransomware trojan downloaders.

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Breaking smart: 7 things you need to STOP doing online

In the beginning, the Internet was not terrifically user-friendly — early users needed tech chops just to get online, and they had to do so over a wired, dial-up connection. Between those online pioneers’ savvy and the relatively few other Internet users, online behavior with regard to security was not a headline issue.

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Older and Wiser? Kaspersky Lab Report Shows Online Habits of Over-55s

The latest research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International has raised concerns about the safety of over-55s online. The findings of the research, in a report entitled: ‘Older and wiser? A look at the threats faced by over-55s online,’ demonstrates that this age group can behave insecurely online and often become victims of fraud.

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