Heimdal weekly security roundup covers the 10 most important articles of the week related to online protection. Follow our weekly report to stay up to date with the latest security news on  cyber-crime, protection against malware, online threats and zero-day attacks. We are here to provide useful content and valuable insights for your safety through our articles and security guides, but we also acknowledge and recognize other relevant security news when we see them. Before we present the 10 most important news of the week, we need to underline an important article from our own security blog: Top 10 Internet Security Myths Debunked. We all have our own security stories and myths in our minds to keep us safe from invisible or misunderstood Internet threats, but are they real? Are we really safe by trusting them? Read our article and decide yourself. Now, let us present the 10 security articles of the week that you should read in order to improve your online security.

Security articles of the week


1. This POODLE bites: exploiting the SSL 3.0 fallback

The series of articles that covered this vulnerability made us name this week: The Week of the Poodle. Read the article for more information on this issue and also the other articles that cover it: POODLE vulnerability: The end of life of SSL 3.0Keep Poodle At Bay With Basic Internet SafetyGoogle Reveals ‘Poodle’ Web-Encryption BugThere Is a New Security Vulnerability Named POODLE, and It Is Not Cute.

2. 11 Ways to Protect Your Business From Cyber Criminals

Are you afraid that cyber-criminals will attack your business? Learn how to defend your money and stay safe from their malicious actions by reading the article above.

3. Cyber security coalition aims to change the game against malware 

We are not alone in the fight against malware! Read the article above and learn about the coalition created by Cisco, FireEye, F-Secure, iSIGHT Partners, Microsoft, Symantec, Tenable, ThreatConnect, ThreatTrack Security, Volexity and other industry leaders.

4. McAfee: Government and Public Must Share Security Burden

If the previous article informed us about a coalition created by private companies, this article tells us it’s not enough to rely on the private sector. Public and official institutions must also join this global fight to stop a threat that knows no borderline.


We have all seen the news about the Hong Kong protesters and their fight against the communist regime of China. But, is the fight now moving in the online world?

6. Protect your business from data loss and cyber threats – infographic

Another interesting article about protecting your business and staying safe from cyber-crime. For an easy overview, don’t forget to take a look on the infographic in the article.

7. Dropbox Says It’s Not Hacked, Urges Two-Factor Authentication

Many people use Dropbox to keep personal files and private data in an online location for an easy access. But are the files really safe? And in case our Dropbox password is discovered, is it our fault? Read the article above and don’t forget to set a two-step verification for an increased protection.

8. Cybercrime statistics offer a glimpse into the underworld 

We are all affected by online crime and its consequences. Hackers’ methods and tools start to be discovered and recognized by reading security blogs, such as our own, but who are these people? Read this article and the report presented by the Canadian police to have a look at their age distribution.

9. Ebola Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

What could scare us more than an invisible enemy, especially one that you cannot see and against which there is almost nothing you can do? United States Department of Homeland Security advises caution against these types of scams.

10. Russian cybercriminals made $680 million from stolen credit cards

Russian cyber-criminals and their malicious actions are already old news. But how much money have they actually stolen? Read the article above for more details.   We are sure there are other important security news out there. So please let us know, what security news did we miss and should have been included here?

This post was originally published by Aurelian Neagu in October 2014.

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