Posts Tagged 'computer security'

In the McAfee Labs Threats Report: November 2014, Intel Security predicted nine major threats that would occur in 2015. Regarding ransomware, we said this: “Ransomware will evolve its methods of propagation, encryption, and the targets it seeks.” Almost immediately, we began to see a huge rise in ransomware, especially with the family CTB-Locker, followed by […]

So just how are hackers able to penetrate all these huge businesses? Look no further than employee behavior—not an inside job, but innocent employees being tricked by the hacker. A recent survey commissioned by Intel Security reveals that five of the top seven reasons that a company gets hacked are due to employee actions. One […]

Let’s start by refreshing all that we discovered in my previous blog, where I was telling Reena about harmful malware and the necessity to install a comprehensive security solution. A computer virus is a code that is designed to enter a computer and affect its functioning. It’s a program that can replicates itself, causing the […]

“My security software tells me that the antivirus solution is about to expire. My son says we need not renew it if we are careful about our online activities. Or he can download a free antivirus. What do you think?” That’s Reena for you (if you are still not acquainted with her), she is the […]

Since the beginning of the year we have seen a spike in ransomware including the emergence of new ransomware families. One family that has recently resurfaced is Vaultcrypt. This variant both tidies up after itself and steals web page login data. Infection vector The malware arrives on a victim’s machine through a spam email containing […]