Posts Tagged 'antivirus'

 “Hello! Hello! Hello! Is that you Beta? Speak up dear… I can’t hear very well.”(That’s my Aunt Lata on the phone, loud enough for the whole neighbourhood to hear.) “Yes, yes, Aunty. I can hear you very well. How are you?” “I am a bit worried dear. Your Uncle received this mail saying his e-mail […]

Spam is a plague that has given headaches to system administrators and users for years. A lot of spam tries to sell “performance enhancement” medicine or lure us to suspicious websites. But one of the main uses of spam, which appears to be making a comeback, is the distribution of malware through email attachments. This […]

A rootkit is a kind of software that conceals malware from standard detection methods. A good analogy for a rootkit would be a burglar breaking into your house. The burglar is dressed all in black, so that his form blends into the darkness. He tiptoes around to hide his sounds so he’s more likely to […]

Smartphones are picking up popularity. You can now access email, social media, and other things from a device that fits in your pocket (most of the time). And, although we hear about breaches and security flaws in the news, it seems like a lot of us don’t think it applies to ourmobile device. Here are […]

My New Year’s Resolutions are usually very predictable: lose weight, some (ideally regular) exercise and a total commitment to quit Diet Coke forever.  But what about digital resolutions?  Isn’t it time these had a place on our resolution list? As Cybermum, I am somewhat well-versed in what I should be doing to keep myself organised […]