Tag: Computer virus

11
Jan

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 with 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

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24
Sep

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…

4
Sep

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…

13
Aug

Great tips when it comes to your IT security

IT security has become a serious concern for all companies and individuals due to the rising number of cyber attacks. From previous experiences, we have found that no security system or firewall is strong enough to protect the IT structure from all those new and devastating worms, threats and attacks. However, there are a number…

6
Jul

Temporary Servers Cut Off Any Day Now; Are You Prepared?

Maybe replacing infected servers with clean, though temporary, ones was a mistake on the FBI’s part. Many, including executives at large enterprises, have taken their sweet old time about having the DNSChanger malware removed from their computers. According to an article on the Internet Identity website, as of Jun. 28, 2012, approximately 12% of Fortune…

21
Jun

Preventing Mobile Malware Attacks in Canadian Business

According to a recent article on the IT Business Edge blog, many people understand that there are viruses that can attack their personal computers. However, many don’t understand that there are viruses that can attack mobile phones as well. If you’ve heard the term “mobile malware,” then you’ve heard about these viruses that are designed…

23
May

Six Security-Beating Methods Cybercriminals Use to Access Networks

The quest to thwart cybercriminals never ends. As security software and firewalls become more sophisticated, so do cybercriminals. No longer do they simply upload malware or viruses or send clever email messages designed to trick recipients into clicking on links that lead to malicious websites. They have concocted far more devious methods of gaining access…

15
May

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…

27
Feb

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…

25
Jan

Free Anti-Virus Software Just Doesn’t Cut It

If there’s one area where people should be willing to splurge, it’s anti-virus software. Most companies, like McAfee, charge for a whole year of protection, which includes updates. Since even anti-virus protection from reputable companies isn’t 100% guaranteed, why would anyone want to stack the deck against himself by skimping on anti-virus protection? Some people…

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