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VPN (Virtual Private Network) — What is Its Purpose?

What is VPN and why use it?

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a networking technology that supposes the addition of a virtual server to the connection path. Additionally, such connection features encryption, and by-design masks the user’s IP address. VPN requires a server through which the traffic passes and some controlling software. However, people often think of VPN as some program you install and use. That’s true… Read More »What is VPN and why use it?

Email Spam: Ways to Recognize & Avoid

What Is Spam Email?

Spam is an obsessive advertising or another kind of email that may contain something malicious. This is a huge number of emails for the purpose of advertising a specific product. Botnets are usually responsible for sending those emails. Most often, they contain phishing emails, forgery for something known (FedEx, Amazon, Microsoft, etc) to a non-selective list of recipients. In this… Read More »What Is Spam Email?

What is Browser Hijacker?

Browser Hijacker: What Is It and How to Remove It?

Browser hijacker is a kind of malware that everyone has likely faced at least once. Have you ever been in a situation when, as you open your browser, you see a new home page, another search engine, or a new add-on that you have never installed? These are the signs of your browser being hijacked. Your browser is of great… Read More »Browser Hijacker: What Is It and How to Remove It?

Vishing - Details, Methods and Counteraction

Vishing Definition: What is a Vishing Attack [Examples, and Protection Tips]

Recently, the popularity of this type of fraud as “vishing” is growing. Its essence is that contact with the victim occurs by means of telephone calls. Most often, the fraudster may identify himself as an employee of the bank and ask for confidential information. Sometimes fraudsters use a combination of different methods in an attempt to interest a potential victim… Read More »Vishing Definition: What is a Vishing Attack [Examples, and Protection Tips]

What Is Spyware? Definition and Examples

What Is Spyware?

Spyware is a special form of malware that secretly resides inside a targeted device, monitors its activity, and then, for example, steals information like passwords or bank details. One of the most common and oldest threats on the Internet is infecting your computer to conduct various illegal activities like a data breach or identity theft. You can get easily infected… Read More »What Is Spyware?

What Is Cybersecurity?

What Is Cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity means the body of processes, practices, and technologies that are specifically designed to protect data, programs, devices and networks. Typical threats include unauthorised access, vandalism, and data encryption and exfiltration. Sometimes it is referred to as information technology security. If you want to understand what the true scope of this body is, just think of all the things that… Read More »What Is Cybersecurity?

Metamorphic Virus

What Is A Metamorphic Virus?

A metamorphic virus is a kind of malware that can change its own code and signature patterns with every iteration. The authors of metamorphic viruses apply such techniques as to disguise the malicious code in a way it won’t get detected by antivirus and antimalware programs. Additionally it is done to create the attribution of the malware more difficult. Metamorphic… Read More »What Is A Metamorphic Virus?

Boot Sector Virus

What is a Boot Sector Virus: How to Prevent It

Boot sector virus is a kind of malware that targets the system’s boot partition or the master boot record (MBR) of a hard disk. Boot sector of a disk contains the code and data needed for the start of the computer’s operating system (OS). During the computer’s start up and before it gets detected by the antivirus software the virus… Read More »What is a Boot Sector Virus: How to Prevent It