Category: Security Threats

BlueKeep, What Is It? Why Does It Matter? How You Can Stop It Completely!

What Is It? BlueKeep, referred to as  CVE-2019-0708 by Microsoft, is a software vulnerability affecting older versions of Microsoft Windows. Its risk is significant because it attacks an operating system’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), which connects to another computer over a network connection, according to Jeff Elder from avast.com. “RDP has commonly been used as…

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What are Phishing emails?

Phishing refers to the process of deceiving recipients into sharing sensitive information with an unknown third party (cyber criminal). Typically in a phishing email scam, you receive an email that appears to come from a reputable organization, such as: Banks Social media (Facebook, Twitter) Online services with access to your financial information (e.g., iTunes, student…

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Can Mobile Devices Get Malware?

The answer to that question is most definitely YES! Thousands of mobile malware variants have been discovered since late 2010, when the first malware samples for Android and iOS devices were identified. Today, malware researchers have discovered many more malicious apps for Android than for iOS, most likely due to Android devices allowing their users…

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What is a Computer Worm?

Worms are a form of malware that replicates across the Internet or local networks. Worms differ from computer viruses because they can propagate themselves, rather than using a carrier program or file. They simply create copies of themselves and use communication between computers to spread. The Conficker worm is an example of a computer worm that…

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What is Hacktivism?

Hacktivism is the term used to describe hacking activity that’s typically for political and social purposes, attacking corporations, governments, organizations and individuals. Hacktivist groups may deface websites, redirect traffic, launch denial-of-service attacks and steal information to make their point.   A hacktivist group dominated headlines in 2011 with attacks on Sony, PBS, the U.S. Senate,…

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