Category: Cyber Security

Timebomb

In computer software, a time bomb is part of a computer program that has been written so that it will start or stop functioning after a predetermined date or time is reached. A malicious program that is programmed to “detonate” at a specific time and release a virus onto the computer system or network. The term “time bomb” does not refer to a program that stops functioning a specific number of days after it is installed; instead, the term “trialware” applies. Time bombs are commonly used in beta (pre-release) software when the manufacturer of the software does not want the beta version being used after the final release date.Read More


What is logic bomb and How to safeguard against logic bomb attacks?

A logic bomb is a piece of code intentionally inserted into a software system that will set off a malicious function when specified conditions are met. For example, a programmer may hide a piece of code that starts deleting files (such as a salary database trigger), should they ever be terminated from the company. Software that is inherently malicious, such as viruses and worms, often contain logic bombs that execute a certain payload at a pre-defined time or when some other condition is met. This technique can be used by a virus or worm to gain momentum and spread before being noticed. Read More


Network Security

Network security is the protection of the access to files and directories in a computer network against hacking, misuse and unauthorized changes to the system. This means that a well-implemented network security blocks virus, malware, hackers, etc. from accessing or altering secure information.Read More


Agent smith malware targeting more than 2.5 crore android devices

Do you see an ad popping up while opening WhatsApp? If yes, then you are hit by a new malware called ‘Agent Smith’. The newly discovered Android malware has already infected 2.5 crore devices with most of the victims located in India where as many as 1.5 crore devices are infected. Even in the US, nearly 3 lakh devices are said to be infected, making it one of the worst attacks on the Android operating system in recent memory.Read More


Cryptojacking

Cryptojacking is an emerging online threat that hides on a computer or mobile device and uses the machine’s resources to “mine” forms of online money known as cryptocurrencies. Cryptojacking is also called as “Malicious Cryptomining”.Read More