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  • A 21-Year-Old Hacker is Heading to Jail for Selling Malware and Operating a Massive Botnet

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    A young hacker in the UK was sentenced to two years in prison for launching DDoS attacks against high-profile companies and selling hacking tools in the dark web. The 21-year-old youngster from Liverpool orchestrated coordinated attacks against some well-known brands including Google and Skype. The hacker ran a massive botnet with about seven thousand infected […] More

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  • Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Takes The Crown as The Most Dangerous Trojan In 2018

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    Every month, ESET compiles the most dangerous computer viruses worldwide to find out what malware is most likely to endanger users’ computers. The latest list shows a new kind of virus is leading in the last few weeks. #1 JS/CoinMiner Trojans at the top of the podium, it is malicious a script that can be […] More

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  • Enable Windows Defender’s Controlled Folder Access

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    Applies to: Windows 10, version 1709 and later Controlled folder access was introduced in Windows version 1709 to provide enhanced data protection from malicious apps and viruses, such as ransomware. It is part of Windows Defender Exploit Guard. Go to the Windows Defender Security app to enable Controlled folder access. Step 1: Click the shield […] More

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  • Traditional Antivirus Software Versus Cloud-Based Solutions

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    An antivirus program is necessary to protect your computer and other devices from harmful malware, spyware, adware, and ransomware. It does this by scanning files and checking them against their virus database which has millions of defined viruses on file. When it finds a file or program that matches one of their definitions, the security […] More

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  • Intel Keynote on Meltdown and Spectre Issues – CES 2018 Video

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    Intel is taking some significant heat for their major CPU design flaw which easily takes the crown for the biggest security fail this year. At CES 2018 Brian Krzanich talked about the security and speed issues surrounding Meltdown and Spectre and how the company is trying to combat the problem. More

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  • Computer Security Software Buyers Guide

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    When it comes to security software, there are so many options out there that it’s often hard for most people to know what they need and what features they should be looking for. That’s where we come in. We’ve created this guide, so you don’t have to guess anymore. You’ll find information about the types […] More

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  • Types of Computer Viruses: The Difference Between Malware, Spyware, Adware and Ransomware

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    Computer Viruses 101 Anti-virus programs promise to cover a broad range of things, especially malware, adware, spyware, and ransomware. But, what are these things and what can they do to your computer systems? Keep reading to find out what these things are, how they can hurt you, and how you can protect yourself from them. […] More

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  • Top 10 Best Free Antivirus Programs of 2018

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    With cyber-crimes ever on the rise, it’s important to make sure that your computer is protected against the many different forms online threats. Computer viruses range in being annoying by sending tons of pop-up ads onto your network to locking you out of your computer until you pay a ransom or selling your identity to […] More

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  • The Ransomware Business Model

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    How many time have you clicked the “Remind Me Later” button when an update popped up on your computer? I know, me too, but that is why stealing data is not that difficult, however turning it into a profitable business is not easy. Well, up until the rise of the ransomware model which has been […] More

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  • Backup is The Single Most Important Protection Against Ransomware.

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    Data backups can save you from hard drive failure and many other kinds of IT mishaps. And I’m pretty sure you are tired of hearing “You should be backing everything up!” every single time you run into your IT guy, but he is 100% right this time. With ransomware locking computers up left and right, […] More

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  • Cyber Security Issues and Challenges: Malware

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    According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, Malware Security Threats top the list of cybersecurity threats. Average Internet users get deceived into downloading seemingly innocent software programs but are unaware that they are strapped with viruses, one subcategory that falls under a broader category called malware. Malware can be difficult to remove, especially if you […] More

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