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Most people don't know that you don’t have to intentionally download a malicious attachment to compromise your computer’s security.
A computer virus, much like a flu virus, is designed to spread from host to host and has the ability to replicate itself. Similarly, in the same way that viruses cannot reproduce without a host cell, computer viruses…
Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of a computer, tablet, mobile phone, or connected home device by cybercriminals to mine for cryptocurrency. Users can “mine” it on their computer by using special programs to solve complex, encrypted math equations in order to gain a piece of the currency.
Borrowed from the story of the wooden horse used to trick the defenders of Troy into sneaking soldiers into their city, a Trojan Horse hides malware in what appears to be a normal file.
Nobody likes being manipulated—and that’s exactly what happens to people when they fall victim to social engineering scams online. In addition to using more sophisticated malware, ransomware, and viruses, online criminals have become increasingly aware of the use and power psychology plays in weaving believable online fiction.
Today’s cybercriminals are more creative than ever, using continually-evolving techniques to worm their way into the computers (and wallets) of unsuspecting victims around the globe.
A tech support scam is a form of Internet fraud that is currently gaining momentum on the Internet. The scam implements social engineering and fear tactics in order to get the victim to take the bait.
Ransomware is a form of malware that allows cybercriminals to hold your PC, or files on it, for ransom. This is typically much worse than your average spyware or spam, as the crooks behind the ransomware can ask for a great deal of money.
When it comes to free apps, there still may be a price, although it doesn’t always cost the user. There are other ways applications can earn revenue, such as running advertisements within the app itself.
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Cyber criminals are finding new ways to steal your money through your Android device. Lately, the use of Android malware that steals your banking credentials, with names such as Acecard or GMbot, is on the rise.
Hundreds of malicious apps are showing up on the Google Play Store, disguised as legitimate applications.
Cybercriminals are attracted to stealing data that they can make money from, such as credit and debit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, birthdates, full names and addresses. They can commit identity theft with Social Security numbers, sell credit and debit card numbers to other cybercriminals or bleed bank accounts dry using bank account information.
Have you ever clicked on an intriguing ad or link while surfing the Web and had a barrage of pop-up windows flood your screen or your browser suddenly send you to a slew of unsavory sites?
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Many online users are still being confronted with similar messages to the above thanks to a type of malware called ransomware. The scam works by using malware to disable the victims’ computers until they pay a ransom to restore access.