Computers worms are designed to leverage vulnerabilities that allow them to gain control over a device then scan the network for other vulnerable devices and so one
Trojan horses usually use social engineering, like a pirated software or a fake Office document send by mail, to gain control over a computer. Once installed, they usually hide themselves from the system and make it impossible for the user to remove.
Adware (ad-ware) are a quite recent thread, compared of the others. They begin to rise in popularity with the decline of the shareware license model. Instead of offering trial version of the software they developed, software writers began to include ads in their installers
Computer viruses were the first kind of malware that were developed. At the beginning, they were not malicious per se (the first computer virus “Creeper”, developed in 1970 only displayed a message), but soon after malicious ones begin to appear and counter-measures known as “anti-virus” software were developed.
With the development of broadband Internet connections, online/cloud-based services have become more and more numerous. Your data is not only located on your computer anymore but on a multitude of online servers. Not only you now should consider what could happen if your computer gets infected, but you must also consider what could happen if one of your online accounts gets compromised.
Infections related to the use of hacktools like Windows Loader or KMSPico are rising. Learn how malware authors use them to spread cryptominers, ransomwares and ultimately take control of your newly installed operating system.
Alpha bay, Silk Road, Hansa: They made the headlines of newspapers for weeks. They were underground markets offering several illicit goods and services and were shut down in 2013 and 2017. All were using Tor, currently the most used parallel Internet network, called Darknet. DARKNET Computers connected to the Internet use the Internet protocol suite…
A major increase in the number of malware featuring cryptominers has been observed. Discover the way malware writers make money with them.
Infected with Adware.Lsmo ? Follow this step-by-step guide for malware removal of the Adware.Lsmo infection and clean your machine.
Code signing is required to load drivers in Windows. Also, they tell users if an application can be trusted and launched. Learn how it works.