Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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Security Flaws May Occur in Customized Smartphone Operating Systems

There are four basic levels that combine to make smartphones what they are:Application Layer; Operating System (O.S) Layer; Hardware Layer; Infrastructure LayerEach layer is dependent on those below it for operation. The Operating System...

Dangers of Trojan Infections

The code of a trojan infection may – or may not – take effect immediately. The main purpose of a trojan is to infiltrate an operating system through misleading a user...

How ZeroAccess Rootkit Takes Control Over PCs

To answer this question, it is necessary to look briefly at how this rootkit operates. The ZeroAccess rootkit is capable of differentiating between and installing on either Windows 32-bit or 64-bit...

The Use of Hashes in Signature-based Malware Detection

A hash is a fingerprint of a file that is unique for every file. It is almost impossible to compromise an operating system without changing a system file - and with...

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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What is Rogue Security Software, Risks and Protection

What is Rogue Security Software? Rogue Security Software, also known as Fake AV (Antivirus) Software, or Rogue Antivirus Software, is a malicious computer program which is illicitly promoted and distributed as a...