17
Jan, 2017
hacker

Every hacker has his own reasons for security breaching and exploitation. Some do it to gain profit, for some it is a protest, others do it as a challenge or recreational activity. No matter what the intention is, it is the victim who knows the real cost of being hacked and have to face serious […]

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11
Jan, 2017
zombie

Taken over by malware of different forms, zombie computers are a growing threat and are often called as botnets. The intent behind creating these botnets is basically to conduct illegal activities for personal gain or to harm the victim through malicious attacks. As per Britannica, “The largest known botnet was uncovered in April 2009. A […]

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10
Jan, 2017

How to Secure Your Web Browser?

How to secure your web browser

An average internet user has 2-3 web browsers installed on his or her PC which can be a Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari or a Google Chrome. As web browsers are the main mediums to surf the internet, these are always on the hit list of cyber crooks, who utilizes these mediums to intrude into your […]

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07
Jan, 2017

Mobile Banking Security Tips

Mobile Banking Security Tips

Banking industry has undergone a transformation in last two decade starting from traditional banking to internet banking and especially mobile banking. Globally, millions of customers are already using this mode of banking and coming few years will see many more users. However, with this surge, there is an increasing risk from mobile malware and cyber criminals, […]

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05
Jan, 2017
browser-hijacking

Have you ever been redirected to a random website while browsing a shopping site? Or did you find your browser’s search and default pages altered automatically every now and then? Well, these signs clearly indicate that your browser has been hijacked. A browser hijacker is basically a software program that alters the settings of your […]

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30
Dec, 2016
phishing attacks

As per Wikipedia– “According to the 3rd Microsoft Computing Safer Index Report released in February 2014, the annual worldwide impact of phishing could be as high as $5 billion.“ Phishing is a malicious attempt to obtain sensitive information from online users such as their email addresses, usernames, passwords, etc. Victims are lured by email spoofing […]

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28
Dec, 2016
ransomware-attack

While initially known in Russia, nowadays the term ransomware has grown widely all over the world. From millions to billions, hackers have taken huge amounts of ransom money from users who try to retrieve their data after being attacked by this malware. So, what is Ransomware? It’s a type of computer malware that secretly installs […]

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26
Dec, 2016

Know the Different Types of Malware

What are the different types of malware

Malware also known as malicious software are developed by cyber criminals to damage your computer or steal valuable details. The best way to remain protected is to know what are the different types of malware and what damage can they cause to your PC. Spyware Like the name explains, spyware is a common types of […]

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22
Dec, 2016
cyber-attack

When it comes to hacking, attackers leave no chance to make their malicious attempts successful, no matter how much they have to try. Vulnerabilities in software programs is a popular tactic amongst hackers to malicious attempts. Zero-day attack, which is also an undisclosed computer software vulnerability is used by attackers to harm computer programs, data, […]

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20
Dec, 2016
credit-card

Wikipedia tells, “In 1999, out of 12 billion online transactions made annually, approximately 10 million—or one out of every 1200 transactions—turned out to be fraudulent. Also, 0.04% (4 out of every 10,000) of all monthly active accounts were fraudulent.” Online shopping is a commonplace nowadays and most of us do not realize the fact that […]

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