January Monthly Roundup

Another month has passed with exciting security news and helpful tips to manage your online safety provided by Kaspersky Lab. We’ve rounded up the best posts from January in case you missed anything! From changes at Microsoft to identifying illegal software, we are revisiting the most important topics to aid in managing your life online and protecting yourself from potential cyberattack.

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Everything You Wanted To Know About Bitcoin (But Were Afraid To Ask) 

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that has gained popularity recently. Now many online merchants are accepting Bitcoins as a means to pay for goods. However, Bitcoin has also become a default alternative for cybercriminal activities. In sum, if you decide to take part in the Bitcoin frenzy, always remember to follow the Bitcoin Safety Guide and apply the same security principles as you would with any online transaction.

XP. Is There Life After The End Of Support? 

Microsoft will officially be ending support for the much beloved operating system, Windows XP on April 8th. With support ending for this OS, questions have arisen from our users regarding what will happen to Kaspersky security products once this has happened. Rest assured, Kaspersky Lab will continue to provide support. Current versions of our consumer products and at least two next generations will be installed and correctly function on the XP platform.

Step-By-Step: What to do if your phone got stolen on a bus 
If your phone is stolen, Kaspersky Internet Security for Android can help find the thief. Through helpful step-by-step instructions, we show you how to activate this feature and keep your device protected through anti-theft settings.

Kaspersky Internet Security of Kaspersky Lab received the ‘Product of the year’ award from the independent testing lab AV-Comparatives.

RAM Scrapers and Other Point-of-Sale Malware 

The recent Target breach was in fact caused by PoS malware. The attackers deployed this special kind of malware that targeted card readers and cash registers. In order to do this, it scraped decrypted RAM data and exfiltrated payment information like card numbers, user names, addresses, security codes and other payment card data. How do you protect yourself from future PoS malware? Read the news, watch your account balance, and get new cards should the need arise.

Kaspersky Internet Security Named ‘Product of the Year’

Kaspersky Internet Security, the flagship home user product of Kaspersky Lab received the ‘Product of the year’ award from the independent testing lab AV-Comparatives after it consistently demonstrated the best results in testing throughout 2013. Out of 22 participating products, Kaspersky Lab’s solution was the only one to achieve the top Advanced+ ranking in all of the tests.

Telltale Signs of Illegal Software

Our support expert, Rodion Nagornov, explains how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud when it comes to illegal antivirus software. As soon as you try to activate a Kaspersky product with a pirated code, the software will inform you it is invalid. Your safest bet is to buy licenses from our authorized partners. On the official website, you will find the list of Kaspersky Lab partners in your region: http://me.kaspersky.com/en/partners/buyoffline

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