How many user names and passwords do you struggle to remember? A recent study determined that the average professional has a startling 191, according to a report from LastPass. The same study found that more than 80% of security breaches can be traced back to password use. Most people choose weak (however easy-to-remember) passwords and then reuse them for multiple accounts. Any cybersecurity expert will tell you that’s a recipe for Continue reading
The main reason people buy a laptop for portability. But that portability doesn’t mean much if your security isn’t up-to-par. Setting up the basics doesn’t take much time and effort, and here are a few tips on how you can do it all in a few hours upon Continue reading
The security of mobile devices is the top priority of many companies right now. It’s been building to this for some time now since many corporate workers handle sensitive data on their smartphones at all moments. Keeping this information from falling on the wrong hands is a must and the figures that get dragged down after a significant data leak always leave a company in the red. Just in 2018, the average cost of any form of corporate data breach represented a loss of $3.9 million for any corporation given the size of the leak, according to Continue reading
If you’re looking for ways to dissect an Office Dropper, you’ve come to the right place. A number of users have been dealing with an Office Payload threat in the past week or so, so it’s only fitting that we provide you with a step-by-step process. This threat is often disguised in the form of an innocent-looking Microsoft Office document that’s part of a professionally-written MalSpam email.
This document usually comes with a neat “autoopen()” Macro which represents stage 1 of the delivery process. Dropper writers know the “autoopen()” Macro trick very well because it’s very common.
As soon as you open the document, your system will run Microsoft Office as usual, while the “autoopen()” function runs at the final stage as the first act of implementation. This is nothing new to malware specialists and as you’ll see below, the autopen() content trick is quite straightforward.
The “autoopen()” function jumpstarts a complicated “Resume Error” technique. This allows the script to avoid errors it comes across so that the execution can run uninterrupted. Basically, this means Continue reading
Instagram is arguably the biggest and most successful social media platform in the world right now. The site has transcended its original use of keeping in touch through images. It has become a full-fledged media platform that you can use to grow your influence, share ideas, make friends, and even to Continue reading
Malware which is the short form of malicious software alludes to different sorts of applications that are intended to access a PC for malicious purposes, and regularly without the user of the PC knowing anything about it. Customarily, the objective of malware has been to create income, either by taking your own data for resale on the internet or by encrypting the information on a computer and asking for money from the victim for them to access their precious files. Malware can contaminate PCs as well as other kinds of gadgets in a few different ways. Contrary to the popular belief that Macs are safer than Continue reading
Facebook is one of the world’s most widely used websites, and it’s likely that the majority of people you know have a Facebook account. There are 2.38 billion active users on Facebook right now, and the number grows every time someone creates a new account.
This has also made it one of the most widely targeted websites out there, and it’s just as likely that you’ve had your account hacked at least once – and you might not have known a Continue reading
We live in a world that is increasingly becoming more and more dependent on technology. Windows operating system is the most sought after system in the world. This makes it more vulnerable to malicious hackers. Nowadays, all our personal information is stored on our computers. Malicious individuals become more cunning and device ways to get to our personal information. You must take measures to protect your data and your computer. Not taking these measures leaves you Continue reading
Did you know that hackers infiltrate more than 50,000 websites around the world every day? That’s a staggering statistic. However, it’s a stark reminder of why ‘it’s so vital for online businesses and bloggers, to stay on top of their internet security and privacy protection systems.
Let’s take a quick look at some official statistics.
- The worldwide web is home to over a billion websites, with US servers hosting around 380-million of Continue reading