Posts Tagged 'antivirus'

A Parent’s Handy Primer on Cyber Vocabulary – Part IV Aaaaaand, we are back! *drum rolls* This week’s topic is not only the continuation of our primer; but also, the last of it! Let us quickly brush up on the topic of discussion – our dated cyber vocabulary. Many of us might not be aware […]

This post was written by Haifei Li of Intel Security and Xiaoning Li of Intel Labs. Microsoft Office documents play an important role in our work and personal lives. In the last couple years, unfortunately, we have seen a number of exploits, especially some critical zero-day attacks, delivered as Office documents. Here are a couple […]

 “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 […]