Antivirus Bug Can Be Used to Attack You

A new antivirus bug called AVGater was discovered by a Vienna, Austria researcher named Florian Bogner. The bug can be exploited by local users only and allows the attacker to have full control over the computer by misusing the restore from quarantine in antivirus. The three access areas of antivirus are the unprivileged domain that […]

Human Traffickers Use Social Media to Lure Victims

Human traffickers worldwide are increasingly using social media to contact vulnerable victims. Human traffickers know how to search out a needy child or teenagers who may be insecure and wanting attention. The trafficker may appear to take a special interest in the child and tell them what they want to hear…this is called grooming. Once […]

The Terminology of Malware – What You Need to Know

Computer Virus A computer virus is a malicious software program loaded onto a user’s computer without the user’s knowledge and performs malicious actions. In more technical terms, a computer virus is a type of malicious code or program written to alter the way a computer operates. A virus operates by inserting or attaching itself to a […]

The Anatomy of Malvertising

Malicious Advertisements Online advertising companies are notorious for not protecting their information systems from malware, and that has resulted in a flood of malware infections commonly known as a malvertisement. Thousands of computers can be infected within minutes of a malvertisement going live. Online advertisement companies have made a small course correction in the last two […]

The Anatomy of Phishing Emails

Think Before You Click The Engineering Before we get into the anatomy of phishing emails, we need to define what social engineering is. For the sake of simplicity, it’s a scam that is created by con artists using the same tricks from decades ago when scams were done on the street and over the phone […]