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Archive for August 2019

Three new ways malware infects systems

As a business owner or manager you likely have many different things on your mind at any given time. One issue that many owners fret over is whether their networks, computers and the data stored within are secure enough. The vast majority of businesses do utilize anti-virus scanners, however, there is still a chance their…

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Disabling AutoRun Helps Prevent Malware

The AutoRun feature in Windows for thumb and other portable storage devices is a double-edged sword. While making file management and access for portable storage much easier and faster, it also enables certain types of malware to access and install themselves onto your system. One of the most common entry points of malware and viruses…

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Computer infection terminology and you

If you read any technical blog, including ours, on a regular basis you are bound to come across a fair number of security related articles talking about security flaws, worms, viruses, Trojans and all manner of nasty sounding programs. With a large selection of malicious software out there, it can be tough to tell the…

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USB Drives Are at a Major Risk of Malware Threats

Malware attacks on USB devices like memory sticks, including any mass-storage capacity device (digital cameras, mobile phones, MP3 players), are becoming commonplace nowadays. If you’re sure that you’re simply transferring files and not a virus onto your computer, think again. Read on to identify the reasons your business might be at risk of malware attacks…

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USB Devices Can Pose a Significant Security Risk

USB flash drives have become a popular choice for people needing a convenient, portable, and cheap storage device for their data. Unfortunately, as the use of these devices increases, so does the risk of potential security breaches. Some of these risks include the introduction of malware such as viruses, worms, and trojans to the computer…

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Reacting to malware infections

Computers must have appropriate protection from malware attacks. Aside from creating annoyances, malware infections can also affect the performance of your computer. Furthermore, the data on your system and confidential information that you use online may also be tracked and used without your knowledge. Because of the severity of the problems that it can cause…

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Have you heard of spear phishing?

Computer and network security is an important issue to many business owners and managers. One of the most common security threats companies come across is phishing. Because phishing has become so prevalent, most people are aware of these underhand methods. This has led to hackers having to come up with new phishing methods, one of…

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Malware Can Come in the Most Innocent Forms

Since MS Word and Adobe Reader are widely used applications, hackers and malware designers have come up with ways to exploit these programs and the documents associated with them in order to infect as many people possible. It might be common knowledge that Microsoft Word and Adobe Reader are probably the most used document editing…

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Malicious Software Dupes Users by Scaring Them

If you’ve seen a popup window warning you that your computer may be infected with a virus, think twice before clicking on it, you might be getting duped into spending money on malware. Security firm McAfee has published a report early in the year showing that up to a million people worldwide fall victim to…

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