Safe Mode is a basic diagnostic mode for your operating system that starts the computer without most of its drivers and software.
You can disable Secure Boot by restarting your PC and opening the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).
Software is computer code that tells a computer how to perform a specific task. Software can include operating systems, applications, and malware.
Cybersecurity is the practice that protects computer technology and data systems from new and evolving threats.
A cyberattack is an assault on any computer or network, almost always launched from another computer or network.
Apple’s latest line of computers are the target of a new type of malware. The malware, nicknamed “Silver Sparrow,” specifically targets Apple computers with new M1 chips. Nearly 30,000 infections were detected by security firm Red Canary, primarily in the US and UK. Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
The new M1 computer is in everything from Apple's Mac Mini desktop and both MacBook products, and 30,000 have already been hit.
Malware refers to any software that is designed with malicious intent. Malware includes viruses, worms, adware, spyware, ransomware and other varieties – they all work differently but tend to cause similar symptoms and behaviours on your PC. Here’s everything you need to know to understand malware and protect yourself from […]
A computer virus is a type of malware that can replicate itself on your computer and spread to other devices. You might be infected with a virus if your computer suddenly starts running more slowly, crashes a lot, or does things like running unusual programs without your permission. Here’s everything […]
Spyware is a type of malware that secretly monitors you, steals sensitive information from your PC, and sends it to third parties without your knowledge. Some spyware might track your behaviour online while others can record passwords or even log your keystrokes. You can avoid spyware by following common safe […]
Adware is software that serves advertisements to you, either within your web browser or in other programs. Not all adware is malware or malicious. It can be bundled with legitimate software and can even come installed on a new PC. Here are important tips for removing unwanted adware and how […]
A computer worm is a type of malware that, once it infects a machine, can automatically copy and extend itself to connected devices. A worm is very similar to a virus, and you can get infected by one in the same way – mainly by clicking an infected link or […]
Ransomware is a kind of malware that can lock you out of all of the files on your computer unless you agree to pay a ransom fee. If you’re infected with ransomware, you should avoid paying the fee, and instead “roll back” your computer to a point before you had […]
Google is cracking down on malicious and misleading website notifications in Chrome. The browser will soon block such alerts and warn users when a website may be trying to trick them into enabling notifications. Google is focusing on two specific notification types: those that trick you into enabling alerts, and […]
Google blocked 18 million daily malicious coronavirus-themed emails sent to Gmail users in the past week alone, the company said in a blog post Thursday. In addition to malware and phishing emails, Google said, it blocked more than 240 million spam messages related to COVID-19. Google said hackers were trying […]
Facebook announced that it filed a lawsuit against the founder of a company called LeadCloak on Thursday, alleging that it was helping coronavirus scammers run deceptive ads on Facebook and Instagram by selling “cloaking” software to them. Cloaking fools ad-review systems by showing a website displaying a product that would […]
The concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak are being exploited by hackers taking advantage of people’s thirst for information. An Android app called “COVID19 Tracker” is just one example of ransomware that masks itself as a real-time coronavirus map tracker, according to researchers. If a user grants the app access to […]