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Of mice and malware

Some of the most important training I got for a career in computer security research was not from a computer-related class, but in a biology class. While these two disciplines may seem entirely unrelated, the skills that are needed in...

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What is adware? How it works and how to protect against it

Adware is deceptive software that earns its creators money through fraudulent user clicks. Fortunately, it's one of the the most detectable types of malware.

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What is a botnet? When armies of infected IoT devices attack

A botnet is a collection of internet-connected devices that an attacker has compromised. Commonly used in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, botnets can also take advantage of their collective computing power to send large...

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Best antivirus software: 14 top tools

These top-ranking Windows 10 client antivirus products were tested on three primary criteria: protection, performance, and usability.

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What is a Trojan horse? How this tricky malware works

A Trojan horse is a type of malware that can wreak havoc on computer networks — but only with your unwitting help.

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6 ways malware can bypass endpoint protection

Breaches from attacks that defeat or run around endpoint protection measures are on the rise. Here's how attackers do it.

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4 tips for getting the most from threat intelligence

It’s easy to gather data on potential threats, but you have to know what to do with that intelligence if you want to improve your security stance.

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What is malware? How to prevent, detect and recover from it

Malware is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans, and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. Learn what malware does and how you can remove it—or prevent it.

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How to get started using Ghidra, the free reverse engineering tool

The Ghidra reverse engineering tool is free to download and use and is a worthy alternative to incumbent IDA Pro. Here's what you need to know to get started. (Some assembly required.)

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9 types of malware and how to recognize them

Think you know your malware? Here's a refresher to make sure you know what you're talking about — with basic advice for finding and removing malware when you've been hit

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5 threat detection and response technologies are coming together

Organizations use too many disparate point tools to detect and respond to cyber threats in a timely manner. As a result, CISOs want tight integration and interoperability across five cybersecurity technologies.

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GandCrab attackers exploit recently patched Confluence vulnerability

If your company uses Confluence, make sure you have the latest available patches for this vulnerability.

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Wipro breach highlights third-party risk from large IT services providers

After outsourcing giant Wipro suffered a phishing incident, attackers used its email system to target the company’s customers. The breach demonstrates the dangers of supply chain and third party risk.

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Outside-the-box malware is getting more common, security researchers warn

Malware authors have been experimenting with unusual malware formats, and this presents new challenges for the security industry.

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What is Emotet? And how to guard against this persistent Trojan malware

The Emotet Trojan is one of the biggest malware threats in recent years. Here's what you can do to safeguard your business.

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New TajMahal APT discovered by Kaspersky has one known victim, likely others

Active since August 2014 with 80 modules able to capture a variety of information but with only one known victim, the TajMahal APT seems too advanced not to be used just once.

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What your antivirus software doesn’t tell you, and how to get that data

Antivirus software detects and removes malware, but how fast and how accurate? Here's no-cost way to find out and hold antivirus vendors accountable.

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What is spyware? How it works and how to prevent it

Spyware is a broad category of malware designed to secretly observe activity on a device and send those observations to a snooper. It is used by everyone from nation states to jealous spouses.

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