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.
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  • Hackers Hijack Banrisul Bank? Cyberhacking Post

    … with customers to send them an alert. If your DNS is under the control of cybercriminals, you’re basically screwed.” The incident may not even be over. Although the attack took place six months ago, the hackers infected some of the bank’s customers who logged into the phony sites. The customers were infected with a particularly nasty version of malware…

    Due Diligence- 26 readers -

    … of this article, would be remiss not to explore and seriously consider cyber security insurance in today’s digital age. As a design professional, consult your insurance broker as there are insurers that are insuring this important risk based on your business’ needs. Please contact David Adelstein at or (954) 361-4720 if you have questions or would like more information regarding this article. You can follow David Adelstein on Twitter @DavidAdelstein1. …

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  • 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

    … a copy of the most recent blog posts, additions, or changes made to the site at all times. With new malware and viruses always popping up, having a backup is a safety net in case anything attacks or infects your website. Some hosting providers include this in their monthly cost, while others charge an additional monthly fee to provide this service…

    Stacey E Burke Blog- 22 readers -
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