Posts under Security category

Where are Windows Defender Offline scan logs stored?

You might be wondering if Windows Defender is capable of storing log files of the offline scan. Well, as far as we know, the popular anti-virus and malware scanner does not do such a thing, but there is something else […]

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Best Free Anti-hacker software for Windows 10

Offline or online, there is always a threat of data being stolen. As the online transactions and dependencies have increased, you should have software in place that can safeguard your data. In this post, we will share a list of […]

Microsoft Windows Logo process im Task Manager

Microsoft Windows Logo process in Task Manager

A reader recently brought to our notice that he was seeing a Microsoft Windows Logo process in his Task Manager. It looked suspicious to me as I had not come across such a process before and moreover the Publisher name […]

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Email stating, I know your password – Online Sextortion

“I know you are a such-and-such person. I know your password. To avoid jail time, send me $2000 in Bitcoin.” If you receive such an email, what’ll be your reaction? Sextortion is back in a new format! Online sextortion has […]

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How to update Router Firmware

Firmware is the software embedded in your router. Its firmware helps the router figure out how to carry on different tasks. To update it, you have to flash updated software in the router. We’ll tell you why and how to […]

Windows Firewall is preventing connections to your computer

Windows Firewall is preventing or blocking your connections

Windows Firewall is not just designed to protect your PCs and laptops from malware and other security threats but to block any program from accessing the Internet. You can block both inbound traffic or outbound traffic for any program. However, […]

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Organized and Unorganized Cybercrime – Definition

Cybercrime is defined as any crime that involves the use of computer or Internet. It could be Phishing, stalking, fake offers, hacking for fun, or hacking for financial gains. The scope of this post is limited to organized and unorganized […]

Norascan is an anti-malware scanner for Windows PC

Many rogue software disguised as virus/malware scanner get downloaded to your PC, knowingly or unknowingly. However, when tested for their utility, they are found to be far from satisfactory. Noralabs, an American-based company, offers a good tool – Norascan that […]

Microsoft Defender ATP for Mac

Microsoft Defender ATP for macOS for Enterprise

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is a unified platform for preventative protection, post-breach detection, automated investigation, and response. While it had been on Windows for a while, Microsoft is now making Windows Defender ATP for macOS as well. However, […]

Windows 10 Security Configuration Framework

Windows 10 Security Configuration Framework for Enterprises

Mimicking the DEFCON levels, Microsoft divulged the “SECCON Framework” i.e. a generic Windows 10 Security Configuration Framework. This framework aids in standardizing the basic security settings that should be applied for Windows 10 systems. It consists of a series of […]

IObit Malware Fighter Free

IObit Malware Fighter Free review & download

While Windows 10 offers Windows Security as its in-built defense against malware, one can always choose to install a third-party application on Windows 10. In this post, I am sharing my experience of IObit Malware Fighter Free. Its an on-demand […]

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What is Control Flow Guard in Windows 10 – How to turn it On or Off

Windows 10 built-in security feature – Control Flow Guard (CFG) is designed to combat memory corruption vulnerabilities. Control Flow Guard helps prevent memory corruption, which is very helpful to prevent ransomware attacks. The capabilities of the server are restricted to […]

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Hyperlink Auditing in Chrome & Firefox browsers

Sometimes, novice or innocent users can be tricked to unwittingly participate if sends information to another resource. This may add a privacy risk. For instance, HTML5 has added a feature to the web called Hyperlink Auditing. If you are not […]

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Enable protection against Cryptominers and Fingerprinters in Firefox

In today’s data-driven world, it has become essential to safeguard your online privacy. The simplest method to ensure this is to share limited information with sites you seldom visitor trust. Most websites cunningly equip tools that track your behavior.  Mozilla […]

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Text Messages from Microsoft – Genuine or Phishing?

If you receive text messages from Microsoft, they could be genuine, or they could be some kind of phishing attempt. We’ll discuss both in this post about why Microsoft is texting you. With text messaging becoming so popular, scams involving SMS’s […]