Posts tagged "computer security"

Just how important is computer security and protecting your data? Computer security is the process of preventing and detecting the unauthorized entry into your computer or the use of it. Prevention measures help you stop hackers from accessing any part of your computer system. Detection helps you to determine whether or not someone attempted to break…

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What is Spectre and Meltdown? Spectre and Meltdown are the names given to different variants of the same basic and underlying vulnerability that affects nearly every computer chip manufactured in the last 20 years. Because of this vulnerability, if exploited, it can allow cybercriminals to get access to data previously considered completely protected. Security researchers…

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What is DDoS? Distributed Denial of Service attacks or DDoS attacks can often be intense as it may indirectly involve hundreds of thousands of computers all over the world and huge amounts of traffic. The attacks can last for hours or days depending upon the intent of the attacker, rendering a website, server or entire…

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Fileless malware attacks, also known as non-malware attacks, allow cybercriminals to skip steps that are needed to deploy malware-based attacks, such as creating payloads with malware to drop onto users’ systems. Instead, attackers use trusted programs native to the operating system and native operating system tools like PowerShell and WMI to exploit in-memory access, as…

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If you love online shopping, you are not alone. The National Retail Federation correctly predicted that online retail will grow 8%-12% beginning in 2017, up to three times higher than the growth rate of all total retail sales. Obviously, many enjoy the benefits of online shopping since you don’t need to get stressed in traffic…

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VPNs (Virtually Private Network) are probably the best way to go for users who are looking for more security and privacy, or need access to country-locked websites. However, even though they all promote security and privacy, there is a lot of difference on how much they can provide — some discreetly have a scam nature….

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It’s already a rule of thumb to have a solid password for your online banking as well as social media accounts for your own personal safety. Hackers are growing in numbers, and their tools and MOs are getting better over a short period of time. There are several ways to create a strong and reliable…

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