Virus, malware, and security in general

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    Your Personal Data Is Being Collected

    Is It Piracy When They Steal From You? It seems ironic that every software company out there cries about “Software Piracy” and then turns around and steals your personal data. I know that some companies claim transparency but in truth, simple acts like signing your smartphone contract give them access to your personal data. In […]

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    Fileless Malware And You

    What is Fileless Malware There has certainly been a lot of misinformation concerning “fileless” malware starting with the notion that this is something new. The Concept of malicious code that only resides in memory and exists without an executable file on your computer came to our attention by Kaspersky Labs as early as 2001. In […]

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    Is Click-bait Dangerous?

    Click-bait, Danger or Annoyance If you own a computer, phone or tablet you undoubtedly have already wasted your time clicking on a headline that had absolutely no bearing on the actual article to which it is linked. Even though its use stems from and is mildly linked to the old-fashioned, attention-grabbing headlines used in newspapers, […]

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    Windows 10 Quick Tips – PIN Or Password?

    Passwords And PINs Passwords are a secret. They are a secret you share with any one of the estimated 200 million active websites on today’s Internet. (There are actually over 1.8 billion, but by far most of these — roughly 75% — are placeholder, or “parked” domains.) This information was gleaned from InternetLiveStats if you’d […]

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    CloudFlare’s New Privacy-Focused DNS Service

    On April 1st this year, US-based security company CloudFlare announced its new privacy-focused DNS service. For the uninitiated, CloudFlare has been involved in Internet security for quite some time and has risen to prominence mainly on the back of its DDoS mitigation service. In simple terms, DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks occur when multiple […]

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    Facebook Hosting 100+ Cybercriminal Groups

    So, you thought the Facebook scandal regarding Cambridge Analytica scraping tens of millions of users’ data was bad enough. Now, respected investigative journalist Brian Krebs has recently revealed that Facebook has been hosting more than 100 cybercriminal/scammer groups with members numbering in the hundreds of thousands: Hours after being alerted by KrebsOnSecurity, Facebook last week deleted almost […]