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List of Types of Malware

Malware is a piece of bad news wrapped up in software. That’s the long and short of it. Malicious software coded with the intent of causing harm to a user, a system, or a network is nothing new, but what’s scary is its continuing evolution into new and invisible forms of threats.To combat cyber threats […]

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How to Detect Keyloggers?

Do you think someone is monitoring your keystrokes?Is someone managing to get the log of the keystrokes you type remotely? If you’re concerned, you need a reliable keylogger detector to catch that.What is Keylogger?Keylogger is a type of software or hardware used to capture every keystroke input from a user’s keyboard. It then creates a […]

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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. It […]

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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 the […]

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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 toProtectionDetection andResponseIn many scenarios, layered security strategy mitigates the potential weakness of one layer by the strength of corresponding other layers. Practically […]

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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 hard […]

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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 […]

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