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Brazilian Whacks: Avoiding Hackers and Scammers at the World Cup

Channelnomics, By Chris Gonsalves

With all eyes on Brazil for this week’s kickoff of the 2014 World Cup, folks in the IT security community are keeping a close eye on the South American nation known for its colorful celebrations and not just a few epic hacking and malware events.

If you’re among the lucky ones traveling to witness the month-long sporting spectacular first hand, Kaspersky Lab has for the past few months been publishing tips on staying safe in the land of the samba. As it turns out, the advice is pretty sound for everyone everywhere, the kind of mantras security service providers should be chanting to clients regularly. Here’s an abridged compilation of Kaspersky’s World Cup security tips. Stay vigilant… and Força Portugal! Read more.