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precautions to take before clicking links

Basic precautions to take before clicking on web links

The Internet can be a bad place, and not all websites are safe. Things may not always be what they seem, and it is, therefore, imperative that you take some basic precautions before you click on any hyperlink or URL. […]

Website Traffic Fingerprinting

What is Website Traffic Fingerprinting? Is it dangerous?

We had earlier written on Browser Fingerprinting where it was possible for websites to know who is the person visiting them. Website Traffic Fingerprinting or traffic fingerprinting is a similar method. It allows third parties to snoop on you and […]

pastejacking

What is Pastejacking and How to protect yourself

The easiest method to obtain any text and images from a website is to select it, copy it using CTRL+C keys and then paste it using CTRL+V. What if the pasted material is not what you copied from the website? […]

Ransomware attacks

Ransomware Attacks, Definition, Examples, Protection, Removal, FAQ

Ransomware has become a serious threat to the online world these days. Many software firms, universities, companies and organizations around the world are trying to take precautionary measures to save themselves from ransomware attacks. The United States and Canadian governments […]

Polymorphic Virus

What is a Polymorphic Virus and how do you deal with it

In spite of all the anti-virus programs in the world, the scope of malware attacks doesn’t seem to slow down on the Internet and from there, to your computers. What makes some virus undetectable even by the best anti-malware software? […]

email harvesting

Email Harvesting – Methods and Prevention

Email Harvesting makes use of Harvesting Bots to obtain email IDs en masse from online sources – although offline sources are also made use of. This post looks at Email Harvesting and Email Scraping, methods used by spammers to obtain […]

Precautions to take when opening email attachments

Precautions to take when opening email attachments

Getting email attachments is a common thing these days, and it is, therefore, imperative that you learn to handle them with care, as they are often used as a vector to deliver a malware payload to your computer. Let us […]

Spear phishing

Spear Phishing: Explanation, Examples and Protection

You already know about Phishing: the process of putting in some bait and waiting for someone to divulge his/her personal information. Phishing comes in many flavors like Tabnabbing, Tabjacking, Vishing and Smishing. But there is yet another type and that […]

what is cyber stalking

What is Cyberstalking? Examples, Prevention, Help

People talk about being stalked online. The Internet is a space that can be used for practically everything – good or bad. Cyberstalking is one such activity that is ‘bad’ and in fact even a crime, now. There is helpline […]

Free antivirus

ProtectU is a free malware detection software for Windows

Installing the right and efficient anti-malware software installed on our computers is a must-have. If you search on the internet, you will find many antivirus and malware detection software. Some of these are free antivirus software, while some are paid software. […]

remove macro virus

How to remove Macro Virus from Word or Excel

A Macro Virus is a malware that can infect any software written with a macro language notable among which are the Microsoft Office programs like Word and Excel. Macro Virus takes advantage of Macros that run in Microsoft Office applications. […]

Anti-Ransomware Tools

Free Anti-Ransomware Tools for Windows computers

Ransomware, ransomware, ransomware. This new form of malware has earned millions of dollars for cyber-criminals. It gets into your computer system, encrypts & locks your files and then demands money from you to unlock them. If you fail to pay […]

Ransomware Decryptor Tools Windows

List of free Ransomware Decryptor Tools to unlock files

If you are looking for ransomware decrypt tools to unlock files locked by ransomware on your Windows computer, then this list is what you are looking for. Ransomware threats are on the rise, and every other day we get to […]

ransomware

Identify Ransomware which has infected your computer

Ransomware is one of the major problems computer users have come across in recent years. They are not like regular malware or viruses that may do damage to system files or slow down your internet connection. These type of infections […]