A trademark is a word, symbol or design (or a combination of these) used to distinguish the goods or services of a person or organisation from those of others in the marketplace. Your trademark, often called your brand, is your identity. It is how you show your customers who you are.
In our last three blog articles, we’ve discussed Cybersquatting and Typosquatting and the issues it can cause for businesses. So what does the future hold for Cybersquatting in the following months, and years? Before we look forward, let’s take a look back at how domain names have evolved over the past few decades.
In previous articles, we have talked about the fact that multiple domain names can be registered by either cyber-criminals or legitimate businesses, to prevent others from using them. But what happens when the domain name that has already been registered is one you want to use for your new business, or it is actually in conflict with your trademark?
It’s easy to think of Domains as something you own; however, this is incorrect, as domains are rarely owned. Therefore, the concept of domains being a tradeable commodity is inherently a flawed one. Most domains are rented temporarily from a central agency, for a few years at a time. This has lead to some unethical behaviour. In this article we wanted to...
An increasing number of companies are providing their customers with the ability to use mobile applications (Apps) to access their online accounts. Mobile Apps are available from trusted stores (such as Apple’s iTunes, or Android’s Google Play), some not so trusted marketplaces, and also from websites on the internet.
Pharming attacks are sophisticated cyber-attacks which consist of a combination of phishing, malware and DNS poisoning. The browser address bar correctly displays the destination URL, however the internet traffic is diverted unknowingly to a destination that has the same look and feel as the legitimate URL, but is a malicious copy.
Google Safe Browsing is a service offered by Google that provides lists of URLs for websites that contain malware or phishing content. This is known as a Blacklist. The Google Chrome, Apple Safari and Mozilla Firefox web browsers all use the Google Safe Browsing blacklist to check pages for potential threats.