malware

Emotet malware evolves to spread via WiFi

Emotet, a common and highly damaging piece of malware, can now spread via WiFi and almost every WiFi network is vulnerable. After starting as a banking trojan (malware designed to give remote access) in 2014, Emotet has continually evolved. It’s first major evolution allowed it to spread malicious software, such as crypto lockers, making it popular with cyber criminals worldwide. Now, research by Binary Defense has discovered a new evolution, the ability to breach WiFi networks. Until now, Emotet had…

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Is antivirus all you need?

Many companies take they view that as long as they have an antivirus package installed on their computers, they’ll be fully protected from cyber attacks. After all, many antivirus packages offer a wide range types of protection, and are sold as a “one stop” solution, but is that the case? Very often not. What is the point of antivirus products? Computer viruses first appeared in the 1980s and were quite simple. Initially, written as a way of demonstrating the author’s…

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Why small and medium businesses are hackers’ favoured targets

Why small and medium businesses are hackers’ favoured targets According to Watchguard Technologies (a leading Internet security vendor), a staggering 80% of small and medium businesses believe that they’re too small to be of interest to hackers. However, their research shows that it is exactly these companies which are hackers’ favourite targets. But why? A false sense of security leads to an easy target As many small businesses don’t think of themselves as a target, they don’t bother to take…

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