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What are Exploits and Exploit Kits

What are Exploits and Exploit Kits?

We have seen what is meant by Security Vulnerabilities in computer parlance. Today we will see what is an Exploit and what are Exploit Kits. When a vulnerability is detected, an exploit follows, until a patch is issued to address […]

poodle security vulnerability attack ssl3

SSL 3.0 is dead! Secure your Browser against the Poodle Attack

Using a vulnerability in the SSL 3.0, attackers can inject malicious code into your computer and compromise it. They can also compromise web hosting servers using the same SSL 3.0. Most browsers still support SSL3, as most web servers still […]

Internet Security article and tips for Windows users

Every day new and newer threats appear on the Internet. While earlier, one had to only worry about virus infections, we now have to face a whole new bunch of issues like Browser Hijackers, Rogue Software, Botnets, Ransomware, Phishing, Identity […]

Security & Identity Protection improvements in Windows 10

Today, we find that an increasingly number of people are storing their work files, to a personal email or a cloud account, requiring a username and password for login. This simple login makes your personal cloud accounts susceptible to hacking […]

How do you tell if your computer has a virus

How do you tell if your computer has a virus

How do you tell if your Windows computer has a virus and infected? Seriously! You have an antivirus software installed, and you go about using the computer with the feeling that it is well-protected and hence malware-free. But maybe, just maybe, […]

Trend Micro Anti-Threat Tool Kit: Removes Boot, MBR malware too

Trend Micro Anti-Threat Toolkit (ATTK) is a new malware support tool that replaces the System Information Collector (SIC) Tool. This standalone software can be pretty useful as a second-opinion on-demand antivirus scanner, if you suspect that your main security software […]

digital-footprints

What are Digital Footprints and how to stay safe?

Digital Footprints or Digital Traces or Digital Shadow is the information you leave behind when surfing the Internet on a computer or phone. You might already be aware of Cookies – the small files containing information about the websites you visit […]

Antivirus protection for Surface

Antivirus protection for Microsoft Surface. Is it needed?

If you have a new Microsoft Surface tablet you may be concerned about how secure your data would be and if you needed to install antivirus protection. You may also wonder if there were any free security or antivirus software […]

Windows Defender

Windows Defender on Windows Server 10

Windows Server 10 will ship with Windows Defender. Microsoft has updated its TechNet Library to reflect this position, since Windows Server Technical Preview now includes Windows Defender. As all of us know, Windows Defender is the free malware protection software […]

Steps to secure OneDrive Account

The iCloud breach that happened few days ago, left everyone wondering how safe are their online vaults – the remote storage systems that they have been using to store their photos and documents. Hacking is common, and will always be […]

Security Trends in Financial Services

Security Trends in Financial Services

Pandemic fear of cyber-attacks has led banking and financial organizations to work more towards providing their customers with better solutions, that use latest technologies. This, in turn has led to increased spending on regulatory compliance, plus development of firm IT […]

Crystal Security: Cloud based Anti-Malware for Windows

Malware are a real problem for Windows users. Due to the popularity of this operating system everyone want to target it. Many websites and programs with malafide intent, automatically install malicious programs on our computers. These malware modify our Windows PC’s start-ups and automatically […]

Emsisoft Internet Security

Emsisoft Internet Security Review

Emsisoft Internet Security has been launched. For long have its users wanted to have Emsisoft Anti-Malware, and Emsisoft Online Armor combined into one single interface. Heeding consumer advice, the Austrian-based security company has released Emsisoft Internet Security with a single interface. It […]

Online Identity Theft

Online Identity Theft: Prevention and Protection

The term Identity Theft was probably coined in 1964, according to the Oxford University Press. This term, “Identity Theft” is used, when a person purports to be some other person, with a view to creating a fraud for financial gains. […]

What is Badware

What is Badware? Is your Website infected?

The term malware brackets all possible malicious software – Worms, virus, spyware, etc. Badware, although it my look as if it could be used interchangeably with malware, is different, as it is reserved for a certain set of malware, that […]

what is malvertising

What is Malvertising? How to Avoid it?

There are many methods being used to compromise users of the Internet, so that their information can be obtained by cyber-criminals. Once a computer is compromised, the cyber-criminals can use the users data for anything they want. Such events may […]

Evolution of Malware and Viruses

Evolution of Malware – How it all began!

Hi. I am Creeper. Catch me if you can. It was the ’50s! Back then, computers were big. Programmers used punching cards. One such programmer – Bob Thomas – experimented with self-replicating programs and created the Creeper. Fortunately, the worm […]

Freeware Botnet Removal Tools for Windows

In this post, we will see how to detect and find out if your Windows computer is Bot infested and remove Botnet infection with these Botnet Removal Tools and Software, available as free downloads, from Microsoft and other well-known security […]