• Manners in all sports

    Watched the World Cup 2014 final.  I seldom stayed up late or early in the morning to watch something, other than doing it for Apple keynotes or Google’s. Also watched the awards presentation with Ariel. “Dad, look at Messi, he walks to the deck without proper manners of greeting the VIP presenters.” Ariel asked. “Well, they could be from low income group, not much of education.  But wait, Messi is one of the richest football players in the world.  He is so rich.  Yet, he forgot about the key things of being rich, politeness, even when you are not winning.” I replied. 

  • FIFA World Cup 2014 fan alert: phishing attack gathering users’ personal data

    Kaspersky Lab experts have encountered a curious method for spreading links to a phishing page that aims to harvest users’ personal data. The web page imitates the official FIFA website and prompts visitors to sign a petition in defense of Luis Suárez, a forward for the Uruguayan national team who was recently hit with a ban and a fine for biting the shoulder of Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini. Those fans unhappy about the Uruguayan’s disqualification who add their details to the petition could potentially end up on a spam mailing list, on the receiving end of a malicious attachment or even subjected to a targeted attack. 

  • World Cup Brazil 2014: Tips for Using ATMs and Avoiding Credit Card Cloning

    If you still haven’t decided how you plan to pay your bills while you’re in Brazil – cash or credit card – it is high time to do so. Kaspersky Lab warns that Brazil has some of the most creative and active criminals specializing in credit card cloning. And, unfortunately, they love to target foreigners who don’t know how to protect their cards when withdrawing money from an ATM or paying for their drinks in a restaurant. But our experts have some useful tips to protect against the most common attacks on ATMs and point of sales (PoS) devices in Brazil.  

  • Learning from World Cup

    After seeing how Japan could not make it through to the World Cup semi-final this morning, it is like losing a sales pitch. One could have prepared all his or her might for an important event, but during the pitch, one screwed, and that would be the end of it. However, it should not be total failure, as the team could come back in another four years time.