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Skype virus sending messages automatically

Prevent Skype virus from sending messages automatically

Skype virus is nothing new. It arrived first sveral years back, which was sending Baidu links, followed by Goog.gl links. Then one version sent out fake profile pictures, and there is one which is sending attachments. It’s basically a Windows OS virus […]

Anti-virus

Windows Defender Antivirus now runs in a Sandbox environment

For tech-giants like Microsoft, technology constitutes the core of the business. It has not only helped them make better products over the years but also create a new market. Windows as an operating system revolutionized the software market. Now, they […]

PhishTank report Phishing

PhishTank will help you verify or report Phishing websites

PhishTank is a project from OpenDNS that aids in checking out websites that attempt Phishing. OpenDNS is a service that offers both domain name resolving service as well as blocking websites that are suspected as phishing domains. PhishTank is a […]

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What is a Cold Boot Attack: Explanation and Staying Safe

Cold Boot Attack is yet another method used to steal data. The only thing special is that they have direct access to your computer hardware or the whole computer. This article talks about what is Cold Boot Attack and how […]

Firefox Monitor checks if your data was breached

We often get the massive data breach news where millions of accounts get compromised along with their email addresses and passwords. However, we can never know if our email addresses or any other personal details were a part of that […]

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Remove 3rd-party App access from your online accounts

I was casually going through my Facebook Settings when I noticed that over 80 apps have permissions to use my Facebook data. “Good for them,” I thought to believe more than half of them would be selling off my data […]

What is Microsoft’s Security Servicing Criteria for Windows?

Microsoft is a company that is committed to protecting its customers from vulnerabilities that affect its products, services, and devices. To solve most issues, the software giant tends to release a software update to get the job done, and over […]

Password Spray attack

Password Spray Attack Definition and Defending yourself

The two most common used methods to gain access to unauthorized accounts are (a) Brute Force Attack, and (b) Password Spray Attack. We have explained Brute Force Attacks earlier. This article focuses on Password Spray Attack – what it is […]

Encrypting File System EFS

Encrypting File System (EFS) on Windows 10 explained

The Encrypting File System or EFS Encryption is one of the components of the NTFS file system. It is available on a high range of Windows operating systems. It is supported on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, […]

How to block a program in Firewall of Windows 10

How to block a program in the Firewall of Windows 10

Microsoft has been adding new security features to the Windows with every update. The Windows 10 comes with superlative security features as opposed to the earlier versions of the software. Firewall settings form the crux of the security feature, however, […]