Easily Identify Programs

Bundled programs, also known as bundleware, are programs that are included as an extra in an installer. Malware takes advantage of this by injecting themselves into an installer, disguising themselves as a legitimate “add-on” or “extra feature” and tricking you into installing them alongside the program you originally intended to install. However, not all bundleware … Read more

What are the steps that you should take to protect from malware attacks?

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As we navigate the ubiquitous world of information through the internet almost always using a web browser, we sometimes don’t consider how web browsers could be a bridge for malware and virus attacks. Although most browsers are equipped with plug-ins that could secure from potential malware intrusion, there are additional steps you could take to … Read more

Beware of Piracy Websites as Potential Cause of PC Malware Infiltration

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Almost everyone would want to download free online shows and movies like: Game of Thrones Black List Hunger Games But are you aware that these may bring malware to your PC? Piracy Websites and the Malware Connection In a report shared by Michael Hatamoto of Hacking and Security News, he mentioned that “a whopping 90 … Read more

Heartbleed Alert! Stop Transactions for now!

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“Stop all transactions for now!” This is the statement issued by Mike Lloyd, CTO of Redseal , in reference to the emergence of the latest bug to hit the internet – “Heartbleed” bug. What is Heartbleed? This is a flaw in OpenSSL that allows hackers to steal potential data without being detected. This includes: Passwords … Read more

What’s the Difference between Malware, Viruses and Spyware?

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The word malware is a combination of two words “malicious” and “software”. It is a generic term used to describe any hostile and intrusive software/programs including adware, spyware, worms, Trojans, and viruses normally targeted by software like Kaspersky, McAfee, and AVG. While all these infections harm our computers, they are not the same. Malware is … Read more