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About Darren Williams

Dr. Williams is the founder and CEO of BlackFog, Inc. In the wake of increasing privacy concerns across the world Dr. Williams founded BlackFog to combat the growing number of applications and online sites that breach your privacy rights. With more than 20% of online activity associated with data profiling it was clear that something had to be done to curb this growing threat. Unlike companies that focus on malware and viruses this new category focuses specifically on data loss prevention, ransomware and malvertising.

BlackFog BSD after a few hours when running with Kaspersky

When running BlackFog alongside Kaspersky it is important that you are running the latest version of Kaspersky greater than 19. Older versions have a memory handling bug which manifests over time and eventually causes Windows to crash. Kaspersky drivers in v19 seem to be the main cause of the problem and are documented on [...]

2019-05-16T09:16:35-07:00May 16th, 2019|

Android license key activation

The Android edition of BlackFog can operate in either standalone or enterprise mode. By default it will operate in standalone mode until you apply an enterprise license key. In enterprise mode BlackFog will send security events to a master console for review by the IT department. Note that the only data that leaves the [...]

2019-04-25T08:42:43-07:00April 25th, 2019|

BlackFog Global Threat Statistics – Q1 2019

During the first quarter of 2019 BlackFog saw continued focus by both Russia and China to exfiltrate data back to servers within their borders. This represented 20% of total threats and 50% of threats by all other countries combined. Russia represented 15.5% and China at 4.1%.

2019-04-16T09:53:21-07:00April 16th, 2019|Statistics|

BlackFog Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Solution Now Available for Android

BlackFog, Inc. announces the release of its on-device Cybersecurity and Data Privacy solution for Android devices. BlackFog Privacy protects users from online threats by putting a stop to unauthorized data collection, profiling, cryptomining, phishing, and fake news over the Internet and Dark Web.

2019-04-02T01:55:58-07:00April 2nd, 2019|Press Release|

BlackFog keeps stopping on some Android devices

BlackFog operates in the background filtering traffic and protecting outbound data on devices. However, on certain devices, notably devices running a modified version of Android called OxygenOS on OnePlus devices users may notice that BlackFog routinely stops. In order to prevent this it is necessary to edit a number of settings on the device. [...]

2019-03-25T10:45:09-07:00March 25th, 2019|

BlackFog will not autostart on some Android devices

Newer Android devices and certain vendor implementations of Android have additional layers of security and battery management that are very aggressive. This can force applications like BlackFog to be automatically closed and also prevent them from even starting in the first place.

2019-03-22T09:11:48-07:00March 22nd, 2019|

The Inside Track on Protecting Intellectual Property (IP)

In the wake of increasing privacy concerns and the arrival of new regulations, protecting intellectual property (IP) has never been more critical. While losing customer data can damage a brand’s reputation, trust, and even bottom line, losing IP can threaten a company’s very existence.

2019-03-21T06:45:48-07:00March 21st, 2019|Privacy|