Researchers Outline New Cross-Channel Attacks

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ProXPN has come out to emphasis on the importance of VPN technology as researchers outline evolving cross-channel cyber-attacks.

In a report on dated July 6th 2013 said that the latest trend of phishing schemes involving malware capable of crossing the traditional online and mobile channels, attempting to defeat two-factor authentication, as seen with the Eurograbber Trojan.

Daniel Cowen who specializes in online fraud threats and cyber intelligence at security firm RSA, is quoted in the article saying “We’re no longer seeing commercial Trojans available out there, support and the maintenance is done in very closed groups, very controlled groups. Phishing schemes continue to evolve, particularly in the mobile channel.”

Mr. Cohen continued to say in the report that lots of banks will use second factor out of band/SMS authentication, and these fraudsters are trying to get around that by developing mobile malware counterparts.

ProXPN is coming out to emphasize the importance of companies, institutions and individuals in protecting their identity and information while browsing online. ProXPN is reminding everyone that the threats are real and calling upon people to be more vigilant online. By encrypting all data, while masking your public internet protocol (IP) address VPN technology like ProXPN ensures that such incidences don’t occur as the VPN technology ensures that when the users are online their activities cannot be monitored or recorded by anyone hackers included as the VPN technology ensures that their activities are only privy to themselves.

About proXPN:
Founded in 2009, proXPN is a leading VPN provider. Unlike other services they offer free accounts. Unlike the SaaS standard practice of time-based free trials, a proXPN free VPN account lasts for life and is limited only by connection speed. proXPN Premium account users enjoy unlimited connection speeds as well as advanced features such as PPTP compatibility for mobile devices and VPN Guard™, proXPN’s method of cutting all data transfer should the VPN connection fail, ensuring all data is encrypted during transmission even if there’s a system error. proXPN’s firm stance on the importance of individual privacy and security online mirrors public sentiment expressed during debates over SOPA and PIPA.

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