Posts Tagged 'computer security'

During the last few months, McAfee Labs has seen an increase in Steamstealer samples. The following chart shows the recent trend: Steamstealer is a Trojan that remotely steals a victim’s sensitive information. This malware needs Microsoft .Net framework to be installed on the victim’s machine and spreads via spam messages that come through the Steam […]

Hey guys! I’m Bradi, this is the Scan. As a parent myself, I know how hard it can be to make sure you kids are being safe online; here are some great ways to stay hip to their jive. Because when it comes to teenagers, asking never works. e-Parenting Made EZ  Despite what they may […]

As I get older, I am convinced that my memory is fading.  Whether it’s names, places or even passwords, my memory is just not what it used to be. In an effort to boost my neurological faculties, I decided to take tap dancing classes about 2 years ago. And while I am pleased to report […]

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 […]

The past week has been an exciting one for cyber security announcements. On Tuesday, President Obama gave his State of the Union address, in which he briefly mentioned his proposals for a more secure future. On Wednesday, Microsoft announced a bevy of new projects, including its new operating system, Windows 10. Windows 10 is the […]