Ransom ware seems to have gotten the better of many ordinary users. However, it is not a threat that has no mitigation measures available to the ordinary user, but is more of following good basic security and hygiene practices, to not fall prey to a ransom ware threat. Do the following: If you use Linux, … Continue reading How to mitigate the threat of being a victim of ransom ware
Security can never be accepted in a compromised state. There are lots sites on the internet that offer options to root and update the ROM of android phones. However, goodies sometimes come packed with malware. Exercise caution when doing so. Other than that, you also void your phone warranty.
Facts have proven time and again, that Microsoft Windows is inherently insecure, whatever may be told to the world about it's security having improved over the years. In fact, those who get infected on account of these defects should take the battle to Microsoft and demand compensation. Though there are other technical controls within their … Continue reading Microsoft Windows and malware (duqu)
Long ago, I recall the time when someone passed me a USB drive to copy some data onto my computer. Well, I did copy the data, but along with that, came malware. Did not realize that, till I noticed a few extra processes running on the system. Now, a few points to note: It is … Continue reading Malware via USB drives