Posts Tagged 'malware'

Today there is an app for just about anything. From dating apps to apps that navigate you around cities, nowadays there is something for everyone. In fact Apple’s App Store reportedly now has over 1.3 million apps available to download to make consumers’ lives that much easier whilst on the go. In short, apps allow […]

Expelliarmus!  Wouldn’t it be nice if that worked in the real world? Unfortunately, there’s no magic charm that can be used as ‘Defense Against the Dark Arts’ against cyberthreats and malware. Every minute there are 307 new cyberthreats and according to a recent report by McAfee Labs, the number of malware exploits increased by 76 […]

The best way to protect yourself from the malicious programs (often called malware) hidden across the Internet, is to have the latest and greatest tools at your disposal. That includes your Web browser, the very software application you’re using right now to read this blog. Now not all web browsers are created equally. Some are […]

Microsoft Office scripting malware has become more and more common and aggressive lately as malware authors constantly develop new techniques to evade detection and deceive users. This kind of malware, as mentioned in previous posts, usually arrives as an attached document within a phishing email. After the “document” is opened, it downloads the second-stage payload, […]

Point of sale (POS) attacks appear to have gained in popularity during the past year or so. We have seen major retail chains targeted by different strains of POS malware. Equipped with memory-scraping functionality, POS malware steals credit or debit card information from shoppers who use their cards for payments. The following illustration shows the […]