Can my router catch a virus?

A router works like a small computer and runs customized software designed for a particular purpose. Routers have operating systems, often a graphical interface, and are usually connected to the Internet. Just like all computers, routers can be infected by malware, though the attack vectors and the potential harm can be very different to a computer hack. Routers Have Security Problems Big price differences between routers are often confusing to consumers as, unlike with personal...

How to Protect Your Computer from Ransomware Attacks

Hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide were hit by the new ransomware called WannaCry (aka WCry, WannaCrypt, Wanna Decryptor, WannaCrypt0r 2.0) which encrypts files on computers running Microsoft’s Windows operating systems and demands payment in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. In order to avoid this global cyber-attack by WannaCry and prevent from ransomware attacks in the future, you should read these tips: 1. Avoid Clicking on Unidentified Links and Opening Suspicious Downloads Ransomware can spread by multiple...

Hackers malware in subtitle files

An impressive new exploit gives hackers the ability to control your desktop through malware spread by fake movie subtitles. The exploit, which essentially dumps the malware onto your desktop and then notifies the attacker, affects users of video players like Popcorn Time and VLC. Checkpoint found that malformed subtitle files can give hackers the ability to embed code into subtitle files popular with pirated movies and TV. Because these subtitles are usually trusted by video...

Ransomware Attack Hits the World

On the morning of 14 May, 2017, the world witnessed the biggest cyber attack the world has ever seen is still claiming victims and threatens to create even more havoc when people return to work. The attack is a virus that locks people out of their computer files until they pay a ransom to the hackers. Experts say the spread of the virus had been stymied by a security researcher in the U.K. Hackers have...