As per the 2011 Parent-Teen Internet Safety Report of GFI Software, in a survey of 1,070 adults and teenagers, at least 90% of parents who have work computers reveal that they have taken them home and used them for non-work related purposes, and 37% of these said they let their teens use them as well. Continue reading “Home is a hotbed for viruses”
Whaling describes the most focused type of phishing currently encountered by businesses or government – targeted attacks against groups of high-level executives within a single organization, or executive positions common to multiple organizations (e.g. the CTO or CFO).
In a whaling attack, the phisher focuses upon a very small group of senior personnel within an organization and tries to steal their credentials – preferably through the installation of malware that provides back-door functionality and keylogging.
Continue reading “Whaling – an advanced and more focused model of Phishing”
Malwares are malicious softwares that are created with a intention to damage information processing facilities. It is different from error in software which may cause the same end result but is not intentional. Malwares are written with a specific purpose to cause damage. What are the controls you can use for protection