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 Pre-installed parental controls solution across new Sony VAIO™ devices delivered through Sony Europe and McAfee

The availability of a new, easy-to-use and quick to configure parental control solution designed to deliver enhanced online child and family protectionSony Europe (“Sony”) and McAfee, an Intel company was announced recently. Developed in partnership with Sony Europe, the McAfee Parental Controls system is pre-installed on all new European Windows 8 VAIO devices. In recognition that, with the right guidance, the internet can be a hugely beneficial place for children, the McAfee Parental Controls software is designed to empower parents, enabling them to create a safer internet environment in just minutes.

Research shows children as young as five have easy access to internet-enabled devices and six out of 10 parents frequently let their children surf the web without adult supervision*. This new software is designed to support the on-going efforts of parents and teachers as they seek to instil how best to use the internet confidently and responsibly. Easy to locate, the McAfee Parental ...  [ more ]

 DNS attacks : comments from Jan Ursi, Technical Director Europe, Middle East and Africa, Infoblox

Following a Domain Name System (DNS) attack on Romanian versions of Google, PayPal, Yahoo! and a host of other sites which were defaced as the result of some DNS attacks that are being traced back to an Algerian hacker, Jan Ursi, Technical Director Europe, Middle East and Africa, Infoblox comments :

"DNS attacks are becoming all too common. This instance is a prime example of just how quickly DNS vulnerabilities can bring some of the largest names in technology into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. Too many companies falsely believe that DNS is secure, when the hard truth is they are anything but – far more attention needs to be paid to DNS security.

“There are multiple types of attacks with different effects, where DNS can play a role. For example:

“1. DNS spoofing or DNS Cache poisoning: DNS cache poisoning is a DNS attack, whereby data is introduced into a DNS's cache database, causing the name server to return an incorrect IP address, diverting traffic to anothe...  [ more ]

 

 

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