If they cannot be completely prevented, detecting computer attacks as early as possible helps to limit their costs.
The cost of computer attacks to companies is difficult to quantify precisely. One thing is certain, however: it is constantly improving. As is the case with defensive measures...
Modern advances come with new liabilities.
Biologists' growing reliance on computers advances the field – but comes with new risks. The first step toward improved cyberbiosecurity is increasing awareness of possible threats.
Not all hackers can be bad for an organisation: the white hat or ethical hacker can help.
Simply updating and patching an organisation's computer software may not be enough to fend off another cyber attack. You could engage an ethical hacker to help out.
We've all called up IT for help and been asked to turn our machines off and on again. Here's why.
Do not adjust your set.
Museum of Malware
From Frodo to Skynet – the new Malware Museum shows how viruses reflect our culture and our fears.
An out of date operating system can let the hackers in to your computer network.
Microsoft warned back in 2014 that anyone continuing to use Windows XP, once it ended support, would be vulnerable to attack. So why are some organisations still using the old operating system?
Anti-virus software can keep cyber-criminals at bay.
Throwing a safety net over one's computer, mobile handset or tablet is a necessity because of the threat of viruses and infections through removable devices.
When malware stops looking like malware, we’re in for a tough ride.
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Recognising malware patterns is key to the effectiveness of antivirus programs.
Don’t fall into the malware trap.
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There are many tales in literature over millennia about people selling their soul to a malevolent deity for the right price. But at least it’s usually a good price. Recent research has discovered that…
Don’t click on links and you’ll be alright.
We need to watch out for headlines like the ones earlier this week warning that people had two weeks to protect themselves from a “powerful computer attack”. It can end up scaring people who have little…