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What is malware? How to prevent, detect and recover from it

Malware, short for malicious software, is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. As Microsoft puts it,


Attackers repackage popular Android VPN app with Triout malware

Triout malware was first detected in August 2018 which infected Android applications and had spyware capabilities such as recording phone calls and text messages, and more. Recently, the malware was


8 types of malware and how to recognize them

Think you know your malware? Here’s a refresher to make sure you know what you’re talking about — with basic advice for finding and removing malware when you’ve been hit.


A first quarter look at cybercrime

What did we learn about cybercrime in the first quarter of 2018? Malicious cryptomining has taken over and it’s leaving all other malware families behind.There’s no question 2017 was a


Is Adware Causing You Frustration? Here’s How To Get Rid Of It

It might not be quite as serious as ransomware but adware is nevertheless a cause of much frustration for computer owners everywhere. If you’re constantly being bombarded with pop-up ads


Stealthy Mughthesec Mac adware exposed: What it does, how to protect yourself – Help Net Security

Mac malware is still a rare occurrence, so it’s no wonder that some of it can lurk, unnoticed for months, on random machines. The latest example falls more in the


Outdated programs main cause for security incidents

Did you update Flash on your PC? How about Java? According to cybersecurity firm Avast, you probably didn’t — and that’s the number one cause of cybersecurity incidents. Avast just


Adware rewrites phone details for legitimate security software on Google search – ZDNet

A new adware family changes the contact details of legitimate security companies in search results to promote tech support scams. Dubbed Crusader, the adware is often installed as part of


Microsoft bans Superfish-like adware methods starting in March 2016

Superfish adware was found already installed on new Lenovo portable PCs (laptops) earlier this year. The malware opens users to MITM (man in the middle) assaults in view of the


Spyware/adware combo masquerading as AnonyPlayer hits Android users

If you suddenly start seeing random advertisements popping up on your Android device, you have likely been infected with adware. But if you’re terribly unlucky, you might have also been