Malware and Virus Protection Tag

“What’s old is new again.” The simple truth is that tastes and trends seem to repeat. We’ve seen it countless times in the world of fashion, and now, we’re seeing something similar in the hacking community. Over the past year or so, hackers around the world have come to rely increasingly on a type of malware called “ransomware,” which encrypts all the...

The hacking community seems to have found another viable business model, this time, in the form of ransomware. Given the success that hackers have been finding with this type of attack lately, they’ve upped their game, and have begun to experiment with and vary their approach when getting ransomware onto target machines. Samsam, a variant form of ransomware, is the result...

If you use Google Chrome, you might have the “Better History” extension installed. If you do, and you’ve upgraded it recently, you’ve probably seen a large influx of advertising on your screen. Yes, you guessed it, hackers have found yet another avenue of attack, this time, co-opting browser extensions. In this particular case, the browser extension was legitimate, and actually served...

Browser extensions are in the news lately, and not just for Firefox. Recently, hackers have corrupted several Google Chrome extensions, and are using them to display unwanted ads to unsuspecting users. For Firefox though, matters are a fair bit worse. It’s not just ads that Firefox users have to worry about, it’s the possibility of losing total control of their...

Recently, internet security companies have been reporting increasing incidents of large numbers of emails being sent out with strange and distinctive subject lines. Typically they’re crafted as file names, and have image extensions like .tiff, .jpg and .png. They’re designed to lend the appearance that they’ve been sent from someone’s smartphone, which has tempted a relatively high percentage of recipients...

Recently, CNBC ran an article on password security. Embedded in the article was a tool they invited readers to use to test the strength and integrity of their passwords. The tool was supposed to estimate how long it would take a hacker to “crack” your password, and the tool was given with assurances that passwords would not be stored, and...

There’s a new threat lurking just beyond the periphery of your network. It’s called USB Thief, and while it doesn’t quite measure up to the most sophisticated attacks currently making the rounds, it is definitely top-tier, and is raising eyebrows as security professionals attempt to analyze it. That analysis is surprisingly hard to conduct, actually. The malware, called “USB Thief,” is...

AVG is famous to college kids all around the world because of its extensive viral protection that it offers free of charge to most users. Today, AVG brings a new feature to the game of viral protection designed to safeguard your privacy while you browse the web, and it comes in all three versions of AVG, including the free one. AVG...

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