Posts Tagged: Computer Security

Computer Security Watch – April 9 2014

Computer Security Watch – April 9 2014

April 9, 2014

Corruption, vulnerability, and DOS attacks. No this isn’t your local government it’s the internet! Today’s Top Threat Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2014-1760 Memory Corruption Vulnerability Big scary name for today’s top threat! With a scary name comes scary repercussions of having this particular virus. The most common way to get this virus comes from clinking on unsecured links on the […]

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Computer Security Watch – April 7 2014

Computer Security Watch – April 7 2014

April 7, 2014

Brightly colored cremation services and embalming?  You had me at brightly colored, I will take two!  Today’s Top Threat Trojan.Asprox.B The asprox.B virus is a Trojan Horse virus and a botnet. It attaches itself onto your computer generally through emails and will spam out emails once it is connected to your computer, so be wary […]

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How Changing Internet Browsers Can Increase Cyber Security

How Changing Internet Browsers Can Increase Cyber Security

October 4, 2012

While no internet browser out there can offer you complete and total security, you could increase your protection by switching your browser, especially if you change to one that is less well known than others. In addition to that, deciding to use one browser for highly sensitive tasks and using another one for everyday web […]

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What are malware, viruses, spyware, and cookies, and what differentiates them?

What are malware, viruses, spyware, and cookies, and what differentiates them?

October 3, 2012

Sometimes putting something into a QA style helps people understand, so let’s do this with an issue that affects the entire world. Q: What are malware, viruses, spyware, and cookies, and what differentiates them? A: Let us take the easy one first. “Malware” is short for malicious software and is typically used as a catch-all […]

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Government Seeks to Mandate Computer Security for Businesses

Government Seeks to Mandate Computer Security for Businesses

August 9, 2012

With the rash of security breaches over the past couple of years, especially within some of the biggest companies and organizations in the world, Obama’s administration has decided to weigh plans to use executive powers to force United States businesses to better protect themselves, as well as critical industries, from potentially crippling computer attacks. This […]

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Spammers Exploit McAfee Vulnerability

Spammers Exploit McAfee Vulnerability

January 18, 2012

A problem in McAfee’s Saas Endpoint Protection software that allows computers to serve as open proxies for spam is being investigated by the company according to a recent statement from a McAfee representative. A statement from the rep says, “We are aware of the issues and have both threat analytics and development teams diligently analyzing the problem […]

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New Computer Virus Could Track Down and Eliminate Sources of Cyber Attacks

New Computer Virus Could Track Down and Eliminate Sources of Cyber Attacks

January 9, 2012

Cyber attacks are quickly becoming a very serious threat to internet users all over the world. Every day we are hearing more and more about big businesses and government websites that are getting hacked by different groups and causing mayhem for everyone involved. The bigger problem is, however, that it is extremely hard to completely […]

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Underground Calling Service Caters to Cyber Criminals

Underground Calling Service Caters to Cyber Criminals

November 10, 2011

There are many services out there that cater to the specific needs of people. Whether it be food, cleaning services or childcare, the catering business is quite profitable. However, there are some services that are catered that you would never in a million years expect, like an underground calling service that caters to cyber criminals.

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Colorado Students Hack School Computers and Change Grades

Colorado Students Hack School Computers and Change Grades

January 10, 2011

This is every student’s dream, to have the ability and knowledge to hack into their school’s computer system and change that lackluster D- into a standard B+. While we have seen endless scenarios like this play out in movies for years, a group of students in Colorado actually managed to pull it off.

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Intrusion Detection Systems for Your PC

Intrusion Detection Systems for Your PC

September 5, 2010

Security is one of the biggest concerns with people these days. Home security is a big issue, but when people aren’t worrying about that, they are worrying about their online security. Most cases of identity theft or anything like that come from hackers online who have somehow acquired your personal information. Whether you bought something […]

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