What is Spyware

As the name suggests, Spyware is a type of spying software. Specifically, Spyware is a kind of malware that is deployed to keep track of activities on a computer and gather information without the user’s consent. The main motive of a spyware program is to monitor activity and send it to the developer (hacker) discreetly. … Read more

What is Browser Hijacker

A Browser Hijacker is an unwanted software program that takes over control of your browser without permission. Have you experienced unusual website redirects or annoying pop-up ads? Those are signs that your browser has been taken over by a hijacker. It modifies browser settings without user consent. Unwanted actions include: the insertion of ads or … Read more

What is Zero Day Attack?

When an unknown vulnerability in software is exploited, it is called a Zero Day Attack. It is sometimes referred as a Zero-Hour, 0-day or day-zero attack. Software developers release their product for end-users only after vigorous testing has been completed. But of course, the phrase “nothing is perfect” applies to software programs too. There are … Read more

Antivirus vs Anti-Malware

The rise of cyber-crime has made computer security confusing for most users. This article aims at providing clarification about the need of anti-malware by stating how it works differently from Antivirus software.

Layered Security Configuration

Layered security is a crucial element for overall security and is implemented through overlapping layers providing protection at each level. The key benefits of defense in depth strategy is that it provides measures corresponding to Protection Detection and Response In many scenarios, layered security strategy mitigates the potential weakness of one layer by the strength … Read more

What is Ransomware?

You boot up your desktop one day after work expecting to enjoy your evening gaming or browsing social media but instead a red screen flashes onto your monitor. It tells you that you need to pay some money or bitcoins to an unknown company in the next 24-48 hours or else you can kiss your … Read more

What is PUP Malware?

Today we’re going to discuss PUP Malware. No, not adorable labrador puppies! PUP Malware – Potentially Unwanted Programs. You may have noticed a pop-up when you were running a malware scan on your computer alerting you to something like a ‘non-malware detected.’ That’s today’s topic, programs that may not be malware but get picked up … Read more