Malware 101 – A Pocket Guide

This post is a general round up of the various types of malware that is in circulation today. Typical types of malware are: BackdoorsFile-less MalwareKey Loggers Ransom Ware Root Kits Trojan HorsesViruses WipersWorms. This can also include social engineering methods, which are often used to get the first foothold in installing some form of malware.... Continue Reading →

Malware as a Service (MaaS)

In the era of cloud computing, where we see all forms of online services provided for a subscription, it is probably not surprising that we see dark net services providing malware as a service. While not necessarily something most of us would want to subscribe to, there are dark web sites that provide forms of... Continue Reading →

Precautions to Take with USB Devices

Today we totally rely on USB based devices to run our lives. Our phones charge using a USB cable, we connect flash drives through a USB connection to our PC's and phones. We even attach WiFi dongles and ethernet adaptors using USB. USB is also evolving into faster data transfer speeds to the point now... Continue Reading →

Link Tracking in Popular Browsers

Updated 20 April 2019 and 22 April 2019. Updates embedded in the original post and some areas reworded/trimmed to aid clarity. Several major web browsers (specifically Chrome, Safari and Edge) are all enabling a tracking feature by default and removing the means to disable it. This is the hyperlink auditing, or ping, feature in HTML5... Continue Reading →

ASUS Updater Issue

It has been broadly reported in the technical press that the ASUS automatic updating software for its PC's has been infiltrated by malware and has been widely distributed to ASUS PC's and Laptops. I personally think this is a storm in a tea cup, as the details of this imply that only 600 PC's would... Continue Reading →

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