Malware

The Best Protection Against Rootkit Attacks

Among all the malware variants that have been discovered by information security researchers over the last few decades, rootkits are the most dangerous and pernicious. Rootkits can be defined as an assemblage of malicious scripts, subroutines, and utilities put together for the purpose of gaining total control over the infected device. The name of this […]

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Internet-Connected Toys Pose a New Computer Security Threat

Months before the busy holiday shopping season, computer security analysts are issuing warnings about an impending wave of internet-connected toys that will certainly be found under many Christmas trees in the High Desert later this year.

Devices that Connect to the Internet You May Not Know About
Some examples of internet-connected toys include My Friend Cayla, Hello […]

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Microsoft Increases Security Measures for Windows PCs

The year 2017 has thus far managed to keep Microsoft engineers on their toes in terms of Windows security issues. The WannaCry and Petya global ransomware attacks prompted an unusual move by Microsoft as it released urgent patches for Windows XP as well as Windows Server 2003, two versions that had been previously discontinued in […]

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Can a Computer Virus Become Smarter?

Malicious software, also known as malware, has become as ubiquitous as the computing devices that we use on a daily basis. There is no question that malware tends to be as sophisticated as its intended targets, but security researchers are now concerned about a new breed of malware that could attack smart software such as […]

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The First Computer Virus Turns 30 Years Old in 2016

On any given day, computers in Apple Valley, Hesperia, Victorville, and across the High Desert are being infected with malware. From keyloggers to ransomware and from Trojans to spyware, malicious programs affect millions of computer users around the world and cause billions of dollars in economic losses, and computer security analysts believe that this is […]

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