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Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool

Kaspersky Anti-Ransomware Tool for Windows computers

Ransomware is one of the most common forms of cyber-attack occurring currently. It is as scary as it sounds. The attackers target the victim, encrypt their data and ask for ransom amount against the decryption key. Companies of all sizes, as […]

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Enable or Turn On Enhanced Notifications in Windows Defender

Starting with Windows 10 Anniversary Update version 1607, Windows Defender will display Enhanced Notifications about malware detection & remediation, and all the activities that it is carrying out on your computer. The idea is to keep you informed at all […]

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Upgrading to Windows 10 v1607 – Security implications

Customer’s security has always been the top priority for Microsoft and the company is all set to release its Windows 10 Anniversary Update with latest security innovations and implications. Windows 10 is now safer with security features like UEFI (Unified […]

Online Banking Safety

Online Banking Safety Tips for Windows users

With the ease of banking, the Internet also brings a load of trouble if you are not aware of procedures and tricks used by cybercriminals. There are many methods using which, they can get access your bank accounts online. Popular […]

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What is Cybersquatting and Typosquatting – Definition & Examples

Ever since the requirement for websites and domain names started booming on the Internet, people started cybersquatting for personal gains, often monetary. Cybersquatting or URL Hijacking simply means squatting or sitting on the cyber or domain name of someone else. […]

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How to Enable or Start Windows Defender manually in Windows 10

If you have installed a 3rd-party antivirus software, Windows Defender will turn itself off, automatically. When you uninstall your antivirus software, then on restart, Windows Defender will turn on automatically and protect your Windows PC. But if you find that […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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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 […]