Online Scam 2020 Updates: Phishing, Scareware, and Man-in-the-middle Attacks

Nobody doubts that 2020 is being a turbulent year. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of people have had to stay at home, by their own confinement or even designated by their companies to work from home. Other companies have not been so lucky and had to close, putting their employees out of work in absolute need. This volatile climate has led to an upsurge in telematics crimes and online scams. This new rise in … Read more

What Counts as Malware?

I don’t have many pet peeves, but just like any other person on Earth, I have a couple. “What are they?” you may ask? In no specific order, they’re Someone taking my food without asking Hacking my account for fun (my friends have done this to me) Separating malware from viruses. I know, that last one seems less severe than the other ones, but I spent my time at college surrounded by people who, while … Read more

Malwarefox: One of the Easiest Ways to Remove Malware

Computer viruses are rapidly changing and evolving as next-generation malware pieces are produced. Over the last couple years, we have seen an increase in malware volume and sophistication. Hackers are devising new types of malware mechanisms that most common PC users see as single executable records that execute a predefined content conduct. In such situations, malware infections can remain undetected for a long time or until it is too late. Removing malware manually on your … Read more

Understanding Ransomware and What To Do If you Become a Victim

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that holds your computer hostage until a ransom demand is met. The vice took the IT world by storm in 2013 with the launch of Cryptolocker, malicious program that infected computers and changed the login credentials effectively denying users access their computers. More recent ransomware variants encrypt the files on a computer. To confirm that you have a ransomware infection, look out for the following: Your computer files … Read more

System Mechanic Pro

System Mechanic is not new to me. I have had the opportunity and privilege to use their previous version of the software before, and it was great. This new version is even better. You might ask what System Mechanic does, and in just a few words, it is an all in one tool that you can use to maintain your computer and keep it in tip-top shape. Installation was fast and easy.  Once done, I … Read more

Recent Technology News – Android Malware, Blackstone Exits Dell Buyout

Recently, Android users have been thrown into a bit of an Android Malware scare after Lookout  discovered a new piece of malware called ‘BadNews’ in as many as 32 Google Play apps. Although somewhere between 2 million and 9 million Android devices have been estimated to be infected, if you haven’t downloaded any Russian clone apps recently you’re probably safe. Just to be sure, let us go through how BadNews affects the infected devices: Shows … Read more

No Malware On DragonBlogger.com

If you arrived here on DragonBlogger.com via Google Chrome, you may have been presented with the following error: This started happening yesterday and it is related to Google Safesearch flagging subdomains hosted on Bluehost (the parent company of HostMonster which hosts DragonBlogger.com) having some domains serving malware. If you dig further by clicking on the safe browsing diagnostics page you will see the following: Safe Browsing Diagnostic page for dragonblogger.com What is the current listing … Read more

Mac OS X Targeted By Malware Attack

Some people over the years have been convinced to buy Apple products and computers solely because they think they are invulnerable to viruses, malware, spyware, etc.  Most of us in the know have learned and just plain know better. For those lulled in to a false sense of security that comes with that glowing apple logo, a reality check has come.  And its name is Morcut (also known as Crisis). The timing was almost perfect … Read more