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An Introduction to Remote Access Trojans (RAJs)

An Introduction to Remote Access Trojans (RAJs)

Trojans are among the most common types of malware. They receive their namesake from their deceptive appearance. Trojans look like legitimate software, but they are actually malicious software. There are different types of trojans, however, including remote access...

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Layer 3 vs Layer 7 Firewall: What’s the Difference?

Layer 3 vs Layer 7 Firewall: What’s the Difference?

Firewalls are among the most common, as well as effective, cybersecurity tools. They are used by businesses and consumers alike to protect against cyber attacks. Once deployed, a firewall will monitor traffic coming into and going out of a network. If it identifies a...

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What Is a Cloud Antivirus Service?

What Is a Cloud Antivirus Service?

Antivirus software is one of the most effective solutions for preventing, as well as mitigate the damage, of malware. Once installed, it will regularly scan your computer for potential malware. If the antivirus software discovers any malware, it will neutralize it by...

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Air Gaps: A Last-Ditch Solution for Cyber Threats

Air Gaps: A Last-Ditch Solution for Cyber Threats

Cyber threats aren't limited to large companies. According to one report, 43% of cyber threats specifically target small businesses. As a small business owner, you may have limited tools and resources to deal with viruses, malware and other cyber threats. Rather than...

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5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Computer Cool

5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Computer Cool

Like automotive engines, computers can sustain catastrophic damage if they overheat. As the temperature increases, you may notice your computer freezing or randomly rebooting itself. Alternatively, your computer may fail to turn on altogether. All computers produce...

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What Is an Overwrite Computer Virus?

What Is an Overwrite Computer Virus?

Computer viruses are a particularly harmful form of malware because of their ability to replicate. Like microbial viruses, they can replicate while subsequently spreading to other files, networks and devices. Some computer viruses, however, can also destroy data when...

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The Basics of Bridge Mode in Routers and How It Works

The Basics of Bridge Mode in Routers and How It Works

When configuring your router, you may come across a setting known as "bridge mode." In nearly all routers, it's disabled by default. With a few clicks, though, you can enable it. Being that the router serves as the central hub for your business's Wi-Fi, you shouldn't...

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What Is Rogue Security Software?

What Is Rogue Security Software?

You can't always trust pop-up messages indicating your computer or device has been infected with a virus. While there are dozens of legitimate antivirus products that notify victims about infections via pop-up messages, others are designed to show fake virus messages....

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Internet Cookies: Are They a Privacy Risk?

Internet Cookies: Are They a Privacy Risk?

Whether you realize it or not, other businesses and brands are probably tracking your internet activities via internet cookies. Research shows that most websites deploy an average of 10 cookies per session. Some webmasters, however, can deploy hundreds of cookies....

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5 Tips to Protect Against Password Sniffing

5 Tips to Protect Against Password Sniffing

Data breaches are often the result of a compromised password. If someone steals or otherwise identifies your password for an account on which your data is stored, he or she may use it to access your data. While hackers often crack passwords via a brute force attack,...

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