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Anti-Virus

Anti-Virus

 What’s an Anti-Virus? A computer virus is a malicious code which is capable of loading itself into one’s computer and run against one’s wishes. Anti-virus software detects and destroys computer viruses. Impact of Viruses on your Computer Viruses have a great number of impacts on a computer system. They affect the computer speed in terms […]

Brute-Force Attacks

Brute-Force Attacks

What is a brute-force attack? Brute-force attacks are methods used by criminals to determine a password or PIN in order to break into a computer or network. Hackers may use automated programs to try every imaginable combination to guess the password or PIN. This process may be exhaustive and time-consuming. Attackers must systematically go through […]

Carding

Carding
What is Carding and how can it affect you? Carding is the act of taking the credit card information from an unsuspecting victim and using it to either make unauthorized purchases, or to sell to other criminals who are more than willing to pay for the credit card. This crime isn't really new, but the [...]

Bot

Bot
What is a "bot" Short for robot, a "bot" is a script or application that succeeds at completing repetitive actions on command. Malicious bots allow an attacker to gain control over a computer so that it can be controlled remotely, likely for criminal activity. What can bots do? When it comes to malicious bots, criminals [...]

Black Hat Hacker

Black Hat Hacker
What is a black hat hacker? A black hat hacker is a computer expert who finds vulnerabilities in internet security and exploits them for their own malicious gain. These hackers often give all hackers the negative connotation so often associated with this field of expertise. Hackers are often divided into three metaphorical categories: white hat, [...]

Backdoor

Backdoor
What is a backdoor? Like the term implies, a backdoor in the sense of computer security refers to a hidden method of side-stepping active authentication requirements to gain access to a computer or network. Are backdoors bad? Yes and no. Often, a backdoor is actually created to help a network administrator gain access to a [...]

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

  Bankruptcy Bankruptcy is the legal status of a person, an entity or a corporation to be unable to pay back the debts it owes to creditors. Although bankruptcy may be complicated and its exact steps vary depending on state, different chapters from various states follow the same process and terms. Usually it’s a legal […]

Account Takeover

Account Takeover

Account Takeover: Stay Alert Before you Become a Victim Account takeover occurs when a perpetrator unlawfully obtains and uses a someone’s personal information to control the victim’s existing bank accounts and credit card accounts. The person committing the fraud carries out unauthorized, illegal transactions without any consent or permission from the victim. The primary purpose is to […]