Category : Internet Security

Business Protection Against Hackers and Cyber Attacks

In recent years, hackers have found ways to penetrate networks from the US government to Sony Corporation, and in the process, make network security chiefs jobs a lot harder. Whether the hack comes from a competitive threat or a malicious prank, big businesses always have to be on the alert for network impropriety. Do small…
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7 Ways to Recognize Virus-Sick Email Attachments

Every few months, a new virus makes the rounds, and computer anti-virus companies send out warnings and advice on either how to clear the virus from your computer or hoe to keep the virus clear from your computer so it never gets infected. It’s only March, and we are already reading about the dreaded JS-Agent-Die…
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Signs of a Computer Virus – How Your PC Reacts

Computer viruses are software programs that have been created to interfere with normal computer operation. Viruses are spread from one computer to the next through the internet or external media cards or flash disks. Just as human viruses evolve, computer viruses change with time from one generation to the next. In computer terms, this generation…
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Microsoft Office VBA macro viruses are BACK!

The VBA (Virtual Basic for Applications) Retro Macro Viruses are back. These were a plague in the late 1990s involving infected Word and Excel files. Users opening an infected document were exposed to malicious code that infected Windows PCs.   This time these viruses are using social engineering to trick users into opening infected attachments…
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The Importance of having Firewalls!

Firewall is a software or hardware device that protects your computer from being attacked over the internet by hackers, viruses, and worms. This may occur either at a large corporate network, or simply at a small home network; both have the same security issues. Having a firewall in each company’s internet connection allows the business…
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Protect Yourself from the Heartbleed bug

The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to…
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How to Avoid Rouge Emails

A Reminder on How to Avoid Rogue Emails You have probably seen our posts about various phishing schemes that can wipe out your computer - and eventually your bank account. Such schemes exist in your email, and nowadays, social media profiles. The messages you receive look authentic enough, but carry varying consequences. Our monthly newsletter…
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