Thursday, January 19, 2017
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The Evasion Techniques of the Zeus Trojan

The most impressive of the escape and evasion techniques employed by the Zeus trojan is its use of a stolen Digital Certificate. Every P.C running a Windows operating system is set...
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Mischa Ransomware – Petya’s Best Friend

Overview of Petya ransomware In March, we covered the emergence of Petya trojan-ransomware; an original and dangerous threat. It was very virulent malware as it did not merely encrypt user files and...
mobile ransomware

Ransomware Goes Mobile

Ransomware is the fastest growing threat online today, raising many millions each year (and not for charity). After infiltrating a system, it encrypts or locks files and demands a ransom be...
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9 Tips to Computer Security

With growing dependency on e-commerce, virtually any transaction can be made from literally anywhere. From the quick purchase and delivery of a much sought-after book from a buyer on the other...

How to Prevent Ransomware: 21 Tips and Tricks

Nowadays ransomware prevention is very important thing to know. Having in mind that submitting the ransom might be the only option for recovering data, users should learn some tricks to keep...
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Why You Should Disable Your Webcam

This subject was once considered paranoia, though events have proven that it is possible to spy on a user by hijacking a webcam. Of course, if there is hardware attached to...
backup vs sync

File Synchronization Vs. File Backup

File Synchronization File-syncing is used in operating systems to perform effective backups. It is also used on dedicated platforms for file-sharing (such as Synchronize It!). Updated files are copied either in one...
identity theft

How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Scams

The IRS have passed the buck again by stating that the recent massive compromise is as a result of customers' own security failure. They are blaming the taxpayer for weak security...
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How Anti-virus Heuristic Detection Works

Metamorphic coding of a virus will not automatically protect against detection by heuristic analysis, though in some cases it is enough to prevent discovery by these methods. Where polymorphic code is...
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Most Secure Web Browsers for 2016

Secure mainstream browsers are difficult to find, as seen in recent years with the increased complexity of malware and the inherent design flaws that need patching after release. A hardened or...