Tag Archives: Protect

How to Protect Your Small Business from Social Engineering Attacks

No business is safe from social engineering attacks, that includes small businesses. Believing that their company isn’t a possible target is the first mistake that makes small businesses vulnerable. They assume that cyber attackers are only looking at large corporations as prey. True, these big companies provide a bigger target, but cyber attackers don’t discriminate. One should also take into ... Read More »

Toothpaste could protect you against lung disease. Here’s how

Your toothpaste could be an offbeat warrior in a fight against lung disease. Turns out, an antibacterial substance in your toothpaste may combat severe lung disease. According to a study conducted by the Michigan State University, a common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, or CF, when combined with an already FDA-approved drug. ... Read More »

Taking oral drugs daily may protect cancer patients from deadly blood clots

People with cancer have an increased risk of developing blood clots, with roughly one in five experiencing venous thromboembolism (VTE) — either a blood clot in a deep vein or a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Taking oral drugs daily can be an effective treatment for nearly 10 million ... Read More »

Summer heat can be dangerous for the elderly. 6 tips to protect them

Summer heat can be rough for the elderly. Take them for a walk in the evenings or go swimming with them, suggest experts. Mukesh Mehra, senior consultant, Department of Internal Medicine, Max Hospital, and Angeli Misra, co-founder at Lifeline Laboratory, list a few ways to take care of senior citizens: * Try to plan activities that require going outside during ... Read More »

Here’s why sharing a drink with your teenager won’t protect them from heavy drinking

If you think that sharing a peg with your teenaged son or daughter may teach them how to deal with alcohol responsibly and protect them from engaging in heavy drinking, you may be wrong. Instead, the practice may lead them to addiction, researchers have warned. Adolescents’ alcohol consumption, which is the leading factor for death and disability in teenagers globally, ... Read More »

Worried about your children being bullied? Here’s the quality that can protect them

Ever wondered why bullying has a serious effect on some kids, while others recover easily from the trauma? Researchers, led by one of Indian origin, found that the capacity to recover quickly depends on the characteristic trait of “resilience”. The study says that resilience buffers and protects the children against internalising the harm intended through situations of adversities like bullying both at ... Read More »

Google Play Protect Now Reportedly Rolling Out to Android Devices

HIGHLIGHTS The Play Protect card in Google Play will also show up soon The feature can be found in security settings The feature was announced at Google I/O earlier this year At Google I/O 2017 earlier this year, the search giant announced its Google Play Protect feature that essentially notifies users when a particular app starts behaving abnormally or is considered unsafe. Google has now reportedly ... Read More »

Irish business seeks €1bn in EU aid to protect firms hit by Brexi

Dublin-based trade body seeks to protect Irish exporters after Brexit. Photograph: Marco Cristofori/Getty Images Irish business leaders have called for a €1bn state aid programme to guard against Brexit disruption, in the event that the UK quits the customs union. The Irish Business and Employers Confederation wants the EU to cushion Irish exporters caught up in the chaos this would ... Read More »

Google’s ‘Verify Apps’ Could Protect 90 Percent of QuadRooter-Affected Android Devices

A set of vulnerabilities called QuadRooter was reported to affect almost 900 million Android devices. Through malicious apps, these vulnerabilities can give attackers access to all the sensitive data on a Qualcomm-based device. However, Google has announced that the ‘Verify Apps’ feature in Google Play Services effectively blocks all apps with QuadRooter vulnerabilities from installing. This ‘Verify Apps’ feature is ... Read More »

Apple Has ‘Obligation’ to Protect Users: Cook

Apple has “an obligation” to protect user data and privacy, chief executive Tim Cook said Monday, reaffirming his stand in a high-profile court showdown with the US government on encryption. Cook was speaking at an Apple product unveiling at the company’s headquarters, one day before a court hearing on a hotly contested FBI effort to force the company to help ... Read More »