Tue, Jun 7, 2016
Last month, Dropbox pulled back the curtains on their next new major feature, titled “Dropbox Infinite”. However, the details about how they were going to implement this feature left the majority of the audience dumbfounded. This is another one of those occasions where tech companies make a decision against the outcries of their customers, and even in the face of that backlash, just chug happily along.
Dropbox Infinite sounds like a pretty cool idea. It would make your Dropbox storage area appear as its own drive in your OS. It’s an idea that few people would complain about. However, when Dropbox revealed that they would implement this with kernel mode extensions, people’s heads started exploding.
Mon, Apr 4, 2016
Light Point Security CEO, Zuly Gonzalez, was interviewed on the Emmy Award winning Live TV show Fresh Outlook, which aired on Saturday April 2, 2016 at 2pm ET. Fresh Outlook is a weekly talk show that airs every Saturday Live, and examines a variety of topics and current events.
Zuly discussed Apple vs the FBI, encryption, terrorism, and how to protect yourself from cyber threats, among other topics.
Mon, Jan 11, 2016
Google Chrome is now the most popular web browser in the world, with an estimated 45% of all website views. Google claims that security is a top priority, which is why they push frequent automatic updates and use a sandbox. But an even higher priority for Google is speed.
Sometimes they need to make the choice between speed and security, and this article lists two cases where they chose a minimal speed improvement at the expense of introducing a much larger security risk.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015
We recently added a new feature to Light Point Web that warrants some extra recognition. We have added a server-side integration with OPSWAT’s Metascan Online service to provide yet another best-in-class layer of security for our users.
Metascan Online is a cloud service that can scan files with over 40 anti-virus engines, and do so in a matter of seconds. With our integration with Metascan Online, our users will get an extra level of assurance that every file they download is safe without having to wait around for the results. This all happens seamlessly to the user, so no extra work is required by the user to get this additional layer of protection.
Mon, May 5, 2014
Are your employees creating a security risk in your company? Did you know that employees were the second highest cause for data breaches, after criminal attacks? Here are some common ways well-meaning employees can cause data breaches.
Fri, May 2, 2014
Ryan McDonald, the Digital Producer for the Baltimore Business Journal, recently interviewed me for the publication’s latest cybersecurity story, “As cyber attacks multiply, so do insurance policies that cover damages,” where he discusses the pros and cons of purchasing cybersecurity insurance and how to go about it. I thought it was worth sharing here on our blog in case any of you missed it. Below is an excerpt from the story.
In the wake of high-profile security breaches that have affected major companies and universities, a growing number of firms are pushing a relatively new product for businesses: cyber security insurance.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011
Today, I’m going to walk you through the process of being able to browse the web in complete safety. The title of this post explicitly mentions “viruses”, but I’m using this as a more well-known moniker for the term “malware”. Malware is a more generic term which encompasses viruses, spyware, trojans, etc.
What I mean by “complete safety”, is that you do not have to worry about malware infecting your computer. It does not mean you are safe from being tricked into giving your banking passwords to a site that is only pretending to be your bank.
Mon, Nov 21, 2011
Does Light Point Security track our users’ browsing? I get this question a lot, so I’d like to clarify this in a blog post. We absolutely do not track our users’ activities online. In fact, that goes totally against what we stand for – to protect you while on the web.
Wed, Oct 5, 2011
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Through a series of events across the country, National Cyber Security Awareness Month engages public and private sector partners to raise awareness and educate the public about cybersecurity.
Mon, Sep 19, 2011
Light Point Security has just released Light Point Web 1.1. While this version contains updates to our open source code, and small usability related bug fixes, the main improvement is flash video playback.