Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. Malware is defined by its malicious intent, acting against the requirements of the computer user, and does not include software that causes unintentional harm due to some deficiency. The term badware is sometimes used, and applied to both true (malicious) malware and unintentionally harmful software.Malware may be stealthy, intended to steal information or spy on computer users for an extended period without their knowledge, as for example Regin, or it may be designed to cause harm, often as sabotage (e.g.
Posts about Malware
  • Hackers Hijack Banrisul Bank? Cyberhacking Post

    … is accurate, cyber thieves seized and control all the bank’s online operations for 5 to 6 hours. In essence, the criminals took over the bank. Experts say the hackers targeted a security flaw in the DNS (Domain Name System) registration system. This is the same type attack used previously when hackers redirected traffic from the New York Times…

    Due Diligence- 23 readers -

    … to maximize efficiency and production. I recently did a presentation relating to design professional’s liability exposure in today’s digital age that includes more collaborative and sophisticated project delivery methods. One of the topics mentioned was, of course, cyber security insurance as a means to insure an important risk for design professionals…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 14 readers -
  • Is Your Website Secure? It Should Be.

    …’ – with the added ‘s’ for ‘secure’ – is incorporated into the URL. But I’m Not Selling Anything… Do I Really NEED SSL? Short answer: no site is too small to get hacked. The web is filled with malware, viruses, and creepy crawly bots seeking poorly protected password pages. The minute they crack the code, your website becomes vulnerable to all sorts…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 9 readers -
  • How To Choose A Law Firm Website Hosting Provider

    … When launching a new website, deciding on a hosting provider can be a complicated sea to navigate. Hosting providers are a dime a dozen, and determining which option is best for your firm can be tricky. There are a variety of factors to account for, some more technical than others. We break down the main factors to consider and discuss which…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 22 readers -
  • Oracle Agrees to Settle FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers About Java Software Updates

    … versions of the software. The consent order also will prohibit the company from making any further deceptive statements to consumers about the privacy or security of its software and the ability to uninstall older versions of any software Oracle provides. If you or your business have questions or concerns regarding consumer protection, fraud, computer law, privacy, cybersecurity or administrative law matters, contact attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin or any of our attorneys at Prince Law Offices, P.C. …

    Prince Law Offices, P.C.- 17 readers -