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Malware Types Part 1

Malware (a portmanteau of the words “malicious” and “software”) is blanket word for any sort of software that disrupts the normal functions of your computer, steals your personal information, and/or leaves you vulnerable to other, external operations of a malevolent nature. But what is it exactly? Malware is a bit of a loaded term since […]

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Threat Index: Scareware

“Scareware” is a type of malicious code that is designed to trick, deceive, or mislead a user. Such malware is intentionally designed to cause the user to panic or become anxious over the integrity of his system. (In some instances, Scareware also defines malicious code whose sole purpose is to cause alarm.)

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TrojanRansom.Win32.Locky

The newest Ransomware variant to plague the web goes by the name of TrojanDownloader.Win32.Locky. Similar to other Ransomware, Locky is designed to take personal files from a computer and encrypt them using a complex key. This key is then ransomed to the computer’s owner, essentially holding your valued files hostage. The kicker though, even if […]

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Ransomware is on the rise. Tips to Prevent Infection.

Ransomware is malicious software that cyber criminals use to hold your computer or computer files for ransom, demanding payment from you to get them back…

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A New Attack Secretly Binds Malware to Legitimate Software Downloads

A team of researchers has created a new kind of cyber-attack where malicious code is able to be sent in parallel with a legitimate software download…

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Security Alerts

The overall health of the online world is in decline — more than 6 million new malware threats were created in the last quarter of 2012…

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