Fruitfly malware

Fruitfly malware spied on Mac users

Sorry Mac users, you’re not as secure as you’ve been lead to believe. Granted, Linux being insecure has always been the case and isn’t a recent development.

The fruitfly malware has been in operation for 13 years and was created by a man from Ohio, and the creator and distributor, Phillip Durachinsky, faces a 16 count indictment. (more…)

How to Speed up Your Windows PC

 

We all hate slow computers, so this tutorial will show you how to speed up your Windows PC.

Disk Cleanup Tool

Windows 7

Programs→Accessories→System Tools→Disk Cleanup.

Go ahead and tick everything in the disk cleanup window. Wait for the program to finish and click the delete files button.

Windows 10

Start menu -> Type Disk Cleanup

It will take about 5-10 seconds to come to the main window, and it will ask which files you want to delete. Select all files and click ‘Clean up system files.’ (more…)

malware terminology

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 legitimate program or document that supports macros (software code inside of a Word document) to execute its code. In the process, a virus has the potential to cause unexpected or damaging effects, such as harming the system software by corrupting or destroying data. (more…)

malvertising

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 years, but the effort is not nearly enough to stem the tide of malvertising. Publishers and ad brokers still lack authentication and authorization mechanisms along with necessary malware scanning because of the volume of advertisements that are submitted, so a complaint system is used to tackle issues. We carefully review which advertisements are placed on our website, so you don’t have to worry. (more…)