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Rootkits! Part 1

-“This is a rootkit, not a virus.” -“So what is the difference? What is rootkit?” Here is the first part of explanation: Many ages ago the word “root” became famous in computer world. UNIX administrator’s rights account (full rights with full privileges) was called “root” account. Rootkit Malware means to gain these admin privileges by […]

NewFake Anti-Virus: Secure Bit.

Another imposter anti-virus software calling itself ‘Secure Bit’ is trying to fraudulently get users’ money after it convinces them that their computer is infected with viruses. If the user is not cooperating with the demands, the software locks the screen. This anti-virus software pretender combines two methods of fraud – the fake anti-virus software and […]

False security: Mac users are exposed.

Mac users have always been (and remain) safe for the most part as they use computers with an operating system immune to hacking and viruses, and rightly so, OSX is one of the most secure operating systems available on the market. But it was the security of Mac users and their immunity to viruses that […]