From viruses and ransomware to cyber criminals and online snoops, there are so many online threats today that the internet can seem like a digital minefield. These dangers are only exacerbated when you’ve got multiple users on your network, such as in a family home or professional office, as this creates multiple potential attack vectors for bad actors to exploit.
If you are reading this, you have probably downloaded or intend to download free software. While there are many legitimate free software programs available, there are many risks associated with downloading them.
In this blog post, we will discuss some of these risks and how to mitigate them. By the end, you should be aware of the best practices for
Kaspersky security researchers have discovered a rootkit named CosmicStrand, located in the firmware images of Gigabyte and ASUS motherboards.
“CosmicStrand is a sophisticated UEFI firmware rootkit that allows its owners to achieve very durable persistence: the whole lifetime of the computer, while at the same time being extremely stealthy,” Kaspersky said.
A rootkit is software implanted in a computer that
Antivirus software is essential for any business with a digital presence. As hackers get more sophisticated, protecting your endpoints with the best available solution in the market is a must and a worthwhile investment.
Without this protection, your digital assets can be compromised.
On Wednesday, July 20, cybersecurity firm ESET revealed that it had discovered a previously unknown macOS malware that goes after the user’s cloud storage to spy on them.
macOS Malware Discovered
According to 9to5Mac, the malware called CloudMensis is a macOS backdoor that can exfiltrate documents, keystrokes, screen captures, and other data from compromised Mac
What is antimalware (anti-malware)?
Antimalware is a type of software program created to protect information technology (IT) systems and individual computers from malicious software, or malware. Antimalware programs scan a computer system to prevent, detect and remove malware.
What is malware?
Malware is short for malicious software, which is software specifically designed to damage data or a computer system.