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May 2017

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Ransomware is a malware that locks your computer making it inaccessible or it encrypts your data. It then demands you to pay a ransom for unlocking the computer or decrypting the data. This post talks about the file encrypting ransomware called WannaCry – the biggest ransomware attack in history! 1....
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Adding to the havoc created by the recent outbreak of the WannaCry Ransomware is a new entry to the list of encrypting ransomware called ‘Jaff’. Reportedly, this variant has been created by the authors of the Locky ransomware. The source of this ransomware is the Necurs botnet which is using...
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Adware are unwanted programs installed on the system with or without user consent. They change your Internet browser’s settings and display unwanted and fraudulent pop-up ads. They also trick users by offering unbelievable deals. With technological advancements, adware are becoming smarter. JokerQuiz is one such adware that pretends to be...
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If someday you intend to go to a mall but end up in a fish market, then that’s a case of bad directional sense. In the digital world, however, we call it pharming! How Does Pharming Work? Phishing is an online fraud where a scammer sends fraudulent emails to the...
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The Microsoft Windows SMB (Server Message Block) is being actively exploited in the wild, post the Shadow Brokers (TSB) leak in April 2017. According to Microsoft’s blog, the exploits were already covered in previously released security bulletins. The Shadow Broker exploits named ‘EternalBlue’ and ‘EternalRomance’ and ‘EternalSynergy’ are addressed by...
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Ransomware are causing major disruptions in recent years. Recently leaked dump of NSA EternalBlue exploit is used by cybercriminals to spread WannaCry ransomware worldwide. Dump of MS-17-010 Windows OS Vulnerability was made public by the notorious Shadow Broker group on 14th April, 2017. This vulnerability affects most of the desktop...
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Dridex is a banking malware which uses macros to spread on windows systems. Spam email attachments are utilized to spread this infection. Banking malware are generally key loggers. They trick users into opening the attachment; it then records the keystrokes on user’s computer and uses them for their own benefit....
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Simply installing an antivirus software on your PC cannot guarantee your online safety. Internet security is an ongoing process, where you need to stay on guard against the latest threats. Run through the below post and check if you are making any of these 7 deadly Internet Security mistakes. 1....
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Cyberbullying is defined as the use of the Internet and mobile technologies to bully, especially amongst children and teenagers. It not only affects the academic career of kids but also adversely impacts their physical, social, and mental well-being. This post lists 6 tips to protect your kids from cyberbullying.  ...