Malware

12 articles

What are malicious websites?
Most people don't know that you don’t have to intentionally download a malicious attachment to compromise your computer’s security.
August 07, 2018·3 min read
What Is A Computer Virus?
A computer virus, much like a flu virus, is designed to spread from host to host and has the ability to replicate itself. Similarly, in the same way that viruses cannot reproduce without a host cell, computer viruses…
August 07, 2018·2 min read
Webcam hacking
You might have heard that hackers can access your webcam. In the age of the Internet of Things, that’s a pretty scary notion.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Virus FAQ
Are you a Norton customer who is facing a problem with malware? Use this page to get answers to frequently asked questions. My computer has a virus. How did this happen? Thousands of new viruses…
August 08, 2018·3 min read
OS X malware
Online threats to Macs have increased lately. The most recent one to make news, called “Crisis”, targets Mac users. Your risk of infection is probably very low, but here are some basic facts: “Crisis” is a Trojan that…
August 08, 2018·2 min read
What is cryptojacking? How it works and how to help prevent it
Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of your computer and devices by cybercriminals in order to mine for cryptocurrency.
August 08, 2018·3 min read
What is a Trojan?
Borrowed from the story of the wooden horse used to trick the defenders of Troy into sneaking soldiers into their city, a Trojan Horse hides malware in what appears to be a normal file.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Macro viruses
A macro virus is defined as “a computer virus written in the same macro language used for software applications, such as word processors.”
August 08, 2018·4 min read
Malware 101: How do I get malware? Complex attacks
In other posts, we’ve explained the different types of malware on the threat landscape, and some of the less complicated ways your computer can become infected with malware. In this article we’ll talk about…
August 08, 2018·3 min read
Ransomware: 5 dos and don'ts
Guest Post By Kevin Haley, director, NortonLifeLock Security Response I despise all forms of bullying.Perhaps the one I hate most of all is where the bully takes a personal item, snatching it from you,...
August 08, 2018·3 min read
How Norton keeps you shaded from silent but deadly threats
On May 19th, 2014 Blackshades made news headlines when the FBI and Europol announced (link is external) that they had arrested dozens of individuals suspected of cybercriminal activity centered around the malware.
August 08, 2018·4 min read
What is a botnet?
The Internet is filled with threats to online security. Many of these threats are just productive, positive technologies turned to evil use. The botnet is an example of using good technologies for bad intentions.
August 08, 2018·4 min read

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