Tuesday, May 22, 2018
webcam

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

Backup Your Data Before Ransomware Strikes

Many users aren't in the habit of making an external backup and instead rely on the system's restore capability if something goes awry and data is lost. If the relevant system...
mischa

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...
web browser

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...
email

Keep Your Email Communication Private

Most of us use e-mail every day and we take it for granted – but how safe is it really? E-mail is like a traditional message - if it's opened, it can...
protection

How to Protect Your Organisation from Insider Threats

Vulnerability to Insider Compromise Increased dependence on IT and networking in organizations brings both enhanced productivity and efficiency, but also rising parameters of vulnerability. The (now old) adage - the weakest part...
petya ransomware

Petya Ransomware – a Hardcore Threat to the Hard Drive

'Today we have launched the Petya Ransomwear Project'; this is a proud statement from the page that greets a visitor to the TOR website after being infected with this new trojan-ransomware....

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...
iot

Ransomware Welcomes the Internet of Everything

With everything becoming increasingly connected electronically, the IoT (the 'Internet of Things') provides a perfect breeding ground for ransomware. In 1999 technology expert Kevin Ashton conceived a vision like some device from...