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Top 5 Craziest PC Viruses of 2014

Top 5 Craziest PC Viruses of 2014

2015 is nearly here and that means it’s time for every blog on the internet to roundup 2014 with a list of the “Top [BLANK] Most [BLANK] [BLANK] of 2014”. Today, we’re looking at the worst PC viruses that hit our computers in 2014. Fortunately, most of these viruses are months behind us and are only bad memories. But 2015 is just around the corner, and that means more viruses to worry a

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Ransomware Makers Expect Record-Setting Year in 2014

Ransomware Makers Expect Record-Setting Year in 2014

Ransomware is possibly the most annoying type of virus out there today. Instead of stealing your information, slowing down your computer, or redirecting Google search results, ransomware takes your computer hostage. How exactly does a virus take your computer hostage? Well, the program locks down your system and prevents you from performing any functions. Instead of opening your favorite sof

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What is ‘Smart Spear Phishing’ And Why Should You Care?

What is ‘Smart Spear Phishing’ And Why Should You Care?

Spear fishing is a food gathering activity that has been practiced by humans for millennia. Spear phishing, on the other hand, is an entirely new phenomenon where humans - and their personal data - are the main prize. Spear phishing has only been around for a few years, but it’s already attacked businesses and national governments around the world and caused billions of dollars’ worth of da

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Do You Really Have to Close Your Antivirus Program When Installing Software?

Do You Really Have to Close Your Antivirus Program When Installing Software?

If you’ve installed software lately, then you may have noticed a warning telling you to close your antivirus software before you proceed. Why do you have to do that? And should you do that at all? Keep reading to find out! Why software asks you to do this Most software that edits low-level parts of your system - like the parts you interact with on a daily basis - will ask you to disable antivi

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The Story About a Trojan Virus That Stole $46.5 Million in a Heist of Epic Proportions

The Story About a Trojan Virus That Stole $46.5 Million in a Heist of Epic Proportions

Your computer has probably been infected with a virus before. You may have noticed a few annoying pop-up advertisements appear on your screen. Or, your computer may have simply started to slow down. But those problems pale in comparison to the recent case of a Eurograbber Trojan virus that stole 36 million Euros (about $46.5 million) from the bank accounts of thousands of Europeans. How it wor

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Dropbox data leak caused by hacked employee account

Dropbox data leak caused by hacked employee account

A few weeks ago, we told you about a spam attack that was targeting Dropbox email addresses. Dropbox has never had security problems, and the attack was considered an unfortunate stain on an otherwise perfect company record. However, it was revealed today that the Dropbox data leak was not anywhere near as serious as originally thought. Although it first appeared that hackers were able to gain

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