Tag: Cyber

Botnets and How to Avoid Them

Botnets are a string of private computers linked together by one server. While some types are legal and serve to run websites, others are malicious. These illegal botnets connect computers through infection by malware, namely Trojan malware. Other less common infections occur through drive-by downloads and spiders. While the owner often doesn’t know that they are Read More

What is Trojan Horse Malware?

Trojan malware was named after the Trojan Horse that ancient Greeks used to infiltrate the city of Troy. The wooden horse was perceived as a gift to the Trojans, but it was a ploy to sneak Greek soldiers behind the Trojan walls and ultimately win the war. Trojan malware works similarly. This malicious type of Read More

The Ultimate Deception Tool: Phishing!

As advances increase with the internet, so are people progressing cybercrime tactics on the internet. Phishing is a cybercrime in which the perpetrators persuade its victims to release sensitive personal data. Financial details, passwords after contacting them via emails, text messages under the false pretext of being a legitimate organization are some examples. The moment Read More

Modernizing Government Technology (Mgt) Act

The signing of the Modernizing Government Technology Act (MGT) was in December 2017. Federal security operations for several years have been using hardware and software that are needing to be more modern. Obsolete technology has posed challenges in protecting the nation cyberspace and vital national data from cyber-attacks. Making Room for New Technology What is Read More

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