Monthly Archives: June 2016

Basic precautions to take before clicking on web links
  • 30
    Jun

Basic precautions to take before clicking on web links

The Internet can be a bad place, and not all websites are safe. Things may not always be what they seem, and it is, therefore, imperative that you take some basic precautions before you click on any hyperlink or URL. This beginners guide talks of the basic precautions one should take before clicking on web links, URLs or...

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A black market is selling access to hacked government servers for as little as $6
  • 24
    Jun

A black market is selling access to hacked government servers for as little as $6

Want access to a government server? An online black market is selling access to thousands of hacked servers for as little as US$6. Known as xDedic, the market has a catalog of over 70,000 compromised servers for sale, Kaspersky Lab said Wednesday..... read full article

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What is Pastejacking and How to protect yourself
  • 22
    Jun

What is Pastejacking and How to protect yourself

The easiest method to obtain any text and images from a website is to select it, copy it using CTRL+C keys and then paste it using CTRL+V. What if the pasted material is not what you copied from the website? Surely you’ll copy-paste again, and the results might be the same.  It’s risky, and we’ll talk why.... read...

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Don’t run JavaScript email attachments: ​they​ can carry potent ransomware
  • 22
    Jun

Don’t run JavaScript email attachments: ​they​ can carry potent ransomware

Attackers are infecting computers with a new ransomware program called RAA that’s written entirely in JavaScript and locks users’ files by using strong encryption. Most malware programs for Windows are written in compiled programming languages like C or C++.... read full article

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What is an NAS and why do I need one?
  • 19
    Jun

What is an NAS and why do I need one?

There are many reasons why network attached storage (NAS) makes a great addition to your home or small office. Maybe you're sick of paying monthly cloud service fees, or maybe you need a lot more storage space than you currently have..... read full article

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Link (.lnk) to Ransom, a new ransomware, threatens Windows users
  • 16
    Jun

Link (.lnk) to Ransom, a new ransomware, threatens Windows users

Recently, a new ransomware was detected by Microsft, which could be a huge threat to Windows users. According to Microsoft Malware Protection Center, this new malware Ransom:Win32/ZCryptor.A shows worm-like behavior. Moreover, this ransom leverages removable and network drives to spread itself and affect more users... read full article

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U.S. government agencies are still using Windows 3.1, floppy disks and 1970s computers
  • 14
    Jun

U.S. government agencies are still using Windows 3.1, floppy disks and 1970s computers

Some U.S. government agencies are using IT systems running Windows 3.1, the decades-old COBOL and Fortran programming languages, or computers from the 1970s. A backup nuclear control messaging system at the U.S. Department of Defense runs on an IBM Series 1 computer, first introduced in... read full article

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AGL Branded ‘Electricity Bill’ Phishing Email Carrying Trojan Malware
  • 1
    Jun

AGL Branded ‘Electricity Bill’ Phishing Email Carrying Trojan Malware

A massive phishing email with links to a crypto ransomware payload has hit Australia The email appears to be from AGL advising the recipient of their current outstanding amount. Here is a sample of the first page recipients are directed to: The landing page asks the user to enter in a ‘Captcha’ code. Once completed, the page downloads...

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