Posts Tagged 'malware'

Ever felt like your computer was possessed? Or that you aren’t the only one using your tablet? I think I smell a rat. Literally, a RAT. A RAT or remote administration tool, is software that gives a person full control a tech device, remotely. The RAT gives the user access to your system, just as […]

Almost a decade and half ago, a fresh young face in my 8th standard class shyly stood up and asked, “Miss, what’s Valentine’s Day”? Cut to present times. The youth are well aware of, and start preparing days ahead for, Valentine’s Day. Handwritten love poems have given way to mass-produced cards. And it doesn’t stop […]

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 […]

If you haven’t realized it by now, here’s fair warning (especially for the guys)—Saturday is Valentine’s Day. And, if you’re like me it’s yet another day that I have to remember on the calendar besides my anniversary and wife’s birthday to buy overpriced flowers or candy for the hubbub around this holiday. Unfortunately, cybercriminals use […]

I really enjoy reading blogs. And since you are here, reading my blog post, I’m guessing you do too. Blogs are a great way of gaining information and learning about different perspectives on a wide variety of topics. Unfortunately, spammers have tainted this medium with splogs. The word splog is a combination of the words […]