Tag: Antivirus software


Rogue Security Programs and How You Can Avoid Them

If you think all anti-virus programs you spot are for your protection, you need to change your opinion. There are plenty of rogue security softwares or fake anti-virus programs out there that provide you little or no protection at all. Also known as scarewares, most of these misleading programs even facilitate the installation of malicious code that they claim to

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Keeping WordPress sites safe from hackers

Like other popular sites, WordPress is a favorite target of hackers. In WordPress’ case, hackers can exploit a number of intricate codes and new tools. So, you must be careful if you have a site on WordPress. Here are some tips and tricks to help you keep your website safe. The first strategy to keep…


Crisis: Threatening Your Virtual Machines

The virtual machines and networks have been free from any malware attack and threats so far. However, we have recently found a new breed of malware that can not only attack Windows and Mac OS X but also infect other environments including virtual machines as well. This malware is known as Crisis or Morcut which…


Virus Outbreak Alert: Twitter “It’s You On Photo?”

Blackhole malware attack spreading on Twitter using “It’s you on photo?” disguise Thanks Graham Cluley at Naked Security If you are a Twitter user please be very cautious of clicking on links that claim you are pictured in an online photo. Malicious links are being spammed out, pointing to Russian webpages that ultimately attempt to infect your…


Kaspersy Lab Discovers Flame Malware More Intricate Than Suspected

On May 29, 2012, Kaspersky Lab issued a press release announcing that as the result of an investigation prompted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), its technicians had discovered a new cyber-espionage malware known as Flame. On Jun. 4, 2012, the security software vendor issued another press release, providing a more detailed description of just…


Flame Malware Detected and Eradicated by Leading Security Solutions

According a post on the Trend Micro blog TrendLabs, there’s an information stealing malware known as Flame that has been traversing Iran and other countries since 2010. Considered one of the most sophisticated forms of malware around, Flame can steal computer display contents, stored files, and capture recording audio and screen shots via the microphone…


2 New Russian Ransomware Scams – Warn Your Employees

From: CyberheistNews Check out their free phishing test at http://www.knowbe4.com/phishing-security-test/  Just in the last week, two new Ransomware scams were found in the wild. One scam accuses the end-user of copyright violation, as content was found on the victim’s PC and has been moved to an encrypted directory. To release the encrypted data, and to prevent…


Will You Still Have Internet Access After July 9?

Where would we be without the Internet? It has become such an integral part of our everyday lives that today, many businesses would literally be lost without it. Those business leaders – and individuals, too – whose computers have been infected with the DNS Changer virus will lose Internet access after Jul. 9, 2012 if…


Have you heard of Ransomware?

People running Windows servers have yet another cyber threat to worry about. Something known as RansomWare has been making the rounds lately, holding small-business owners’ important files hostage until they meet the hackers’ ransom demands. Small businesses tend to come under fire from hackers more often than larger businesses because small businesses often use less…


Are You in Danger of Losing Your Internet Access?

We are all too familiar with the kind of damage that hackers can do to people’s computers or companies’ databases once they’ve had the chance to upload viruses or malware. Identities can be stolen, bank accounts can be cleaned out and lives can be ruined. Businesses, too, can suffer severe damage if a hacker penetrates…