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Enable an ad blocker on your browser

Many people use ad blockers simply to have a more pleasant browsing experience. As an added bonus, these applications limit the chance that you’ll encounter malicious ads, reducing the overall attack surface of your device. Search for trustworthy, well-reviewed plug-ins or add-ons through official browser stores.

Be very careful what you download

Carelessly downloading e-mail attachments can circumvent even the most vigilant anti-virus software. Never open an e-mail attachment from someone you don’t know and be wary of forwarded attachments from people you do know. They may have unwittingly advanced malicious code.

How is ransomware delivered?

Ransomware is commonly delivered through phishing emails or via “drive-by downloads.” Phishing emails often appear as though they have been sent from a legitimate organization or someone known to the victim and entice the user to click on a malicious link or open a malicious attachment. A “drive-by download” is a program that is automatically […]

Disable external media AutoRun and AutoPlay features

Disabling AutoRun and AutoPlay features prevents external media infected with malicious code from automatically running on your computer.

What’s the relation between the ‘Turla’ worm and the U.S. Army most serious computing hack in histo…

In 2008, a very powerful variant of the infamous ‘Agent’ worm hit local computing networks of the U.S. Army central command in the Middle East. It was classified as the worst computing hack in the history of the U.S. Army. Pentagon experts took 14 months to completely remove the malware from the military network. That […]