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what is smoke loader? new malware?

The cybersecurity division of technology company Cisco has warned that a malicious application that infects computers using booby-trapped Microsoft Word files has learned new tricks. Researchers from the outfit, known as Talos, said today that notorious software, code...

When Should I Get a New Phone?

As fall inches closer — and the next wave of iPhones, Pixels and Galaxy Notes looms — prospective buyers may wonder if this is the year to upgrade. That brings us to an anonymous query posted on our forums: How do you decide when to replace your phone? Our forum user...

New I Pad with face ID?

I know what you’re thinking: Innovation has slowed in Cupertino. I agreed until I heard this news. For years we’ve lamented that some of Apple’s biggest big ideas haven’t been big at all. Perhaps the most sterling example is the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, which I...

Cloud computing

After more than a decade of being in the popular tech lexicon, people kind of get the idea of “the cloud,” but most probably only understand a bit of it. That’s because the cloud isn’t a single concrete thing so much as a concept that encompasses many technologies....

What is Malware

What is malware? Malware is shorthand for malicious software. It is software developed by cyber attackers with the intention of gaining access or causing damage to a computer or network, often while the victim remains oblivious to the fact there's been a compromise. A...

How to Prevent Computer Virus Infection

How to Prevent Computer Virus Infection A computer virus is a software program which is able to replicate itself and spread from one infected computer to another or cause your computers firewall to be compromised and open to attackers. The infected objects can be...

Nimda

Nimda

Like the Ika-Tako, Nimda, admin spelled backward, was also a virus which would replace many icons, however, this time it was with skulls. What made this virus even more interesting, however, was that it didn't even limit itself to just computers, but it even went over...

Sasser

Sasser was another worm virus that made itself known in 2004. The virus was used to scan through multiple IP addresses; then once it found a proper victim, it would find and attack any other IP addresses or systems that were in contact with that one. By doing this, it...

Flash Back

This was another virus that targeted mainly Mac computers. However, it had intentions that weren't as peaceful. In 2011, Flashback disguised itself as a fake flash extension and would mainly target those who had Java enabled, which was pretty much every computer. Once...