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  • 07/05/16--08:56: What is Social Engineering?
  • Social engineering is the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information. The types of information these criminals are seeking can vary, but when individuals are targeted, the criminals are usually...read more

    The post What is Social Engineering? appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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  • 07/05/16--09:20: Computer Virus 101
  • What is a computer virus? Think of a biological virus – the kind that makes you sick. It’s persistently nasty, keeps you from functioning normally and often requires something powerful to get rid...read more

    The post Computer Virus 101 appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    There’s a lot that happens in the security world, with many stories getting lost in the mix. In an effort to keep our readers informed and updated, we present the Webroot Threat Recap, highlighting 5...read more

    The post Threat Recap: Week of June 13th appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    There’s a lot that happens in the security world, with many stories getting lost in the mix. In an effort to keep our readers informed and updated, we present the Webroot Threat Recap, highlighting 5...read more

    The post Threat Recap: Week of June 20th appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    It was only a matter of time before phone hacking rose to the top of the media-driven hysteria list Thanks to the rapid growth of mobile device adoption and the subsequent rapid growth...read more

    The post How to Prevent Phone Hacking and Sleep Like a Baby Again appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    With the sheer amount of available pornographic images of child abuse – often called child porn – available online, it may seem that there is little you can do to protect your children, or...read more

    The post How to Block Pornography on Internet-Connected Devices appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    There’s a lot that happens in the security world, with many stories getting lost in the mix. In an effort to keep our readers informed and updated, we present the Webroot Threat Recap, highlighting 5...read more

    The post Threat Recap: Week of June 27th appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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  • 07/05/16--08:56: What is Social Engineering?
  • Social engineering is the art of manipulating people so they give up confidential information. The types of information these criminals are seeking can vary, but when individuals are targeted, the criminals are usually...read more

    The post What is Social Engineering? appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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  • 07/05/16--09:20: Computer Virus 101
  • What is a computer virus? Think of a biological virus – the kind that makes you sick. It’s persistently nasty, keeps you from functioning normally and often requires something powerful to get rid...read more

    The post Computer Virus 101 appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    HSBC Sites Downed Briefly After Cyber Attack Earlier this week, it was reported that HSBC had been the victim of a cyber attack and both it’s US and UK sites had been taken...read more

    The post Threat Recap: Week of July 11th appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    How are they a security threat? People, not computers, create computer threats. Computer predators victimize others for their own gain. Give them access to the internet — and to your PC — and the...read more

    The post Computer Hackers and Predators appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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  • 07/20/16--10:00: What is Anti-Virus Software?
  • Anti-virus software is a program or set of programs that are designed to prevent, search for, detect, and remove viruses, and other forms of malware such as worms, trojans, adware, and more. As our...read more

    The post What is Anti-Virus Software? appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    CrytpoMix has been gaining some traction over the past few months, so it’s a good idea that we provide a rundown of this variant in the ransomware family. This is ‘barebones ransomware’, so victims aren’t presented...read more

    The post CryptoMix Ransomware: What You Should Know appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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  • 07/22/16--09:29: Cerber Ransomware: The Facts
  • Cerber is yet another newer ransomware that has been gaining some traction over the past couple months, so we’re providing a breakdown of this new variant. First, here is how it looks: Unlike some other...read more

    The post Cerber Ransomware: The Facts appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    When it comes to drive-by attacks, CryptXXX is king. In fact, out of all the exploit kits dropping payloads on victims, 80% result in CryptXXX. The creators attacked vulnerabilities in Flash Player, Java and...read more

    The post CryptXXX now looking to Neutrino for exploit support appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    There’s a lot that happens in the security world, with many stories getting lost in the mix. In an effort to keep our readers informed and updated, we present the Webroot Threat Recap, highlighting 5...read more

    The post Threat Recap: Week of July 18th appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    There’s a lot that happens in the security world, with many stories getting lost in the mix. In an effort to keep our readers informed and updated, we present the Webroot Threat Recap, highlighting 5...read more

    The post Threat Recap: Week of July 25th appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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      Encrypting ransomware is so popular now that competitors will sabotage one another to get the upper hand. This is refreshing for victims, however, as they reap the benefit of these potential clashes between...read more

    The post Chimera Keys Leaked From Rival Ransomware Author appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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    There’s a lot that happens in the security world, with many stories getting lost in the mix. In an effort to keep our readers informed and updated, we present the Webroot Threat Recap, highlighting 5...read more

    The post Threat Recap: Week of August 1st appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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  • 08/08/16--14:13: Ransomware for Thermostats
  •   We all know that Internet of Things (IoT) is the future and that everything from your refrigerator to your toaster may eventually connect to the internet. With that being the case, it’s important...read more

    The post Ransomware for Thermostats appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog.


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