Posts Tagged ‘Keyloggers’

Anti-virus for MacThe inquisitive minds must be wondering just how safe are Macs from malware such as viruses and stealth keyloggers.

If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say that Macs are way more secure than Windows, I’d have made it into Forbe’s list of richest people in the world a long time ago. Yes, Apple’s line of computers and laptops are less prone to getting compromised, but the tendency to do so is very much there. Even at this very moment, Mac users in Tibet are reportedly vulnerable to a malware that can possibly spy on their systems. Even though the threat is currently limited to frequent users of an anti-China website, it is a reminder of the fact that OS X is not infallible.

The inquisitive minds must be wondering just how safe are Macs from malware such as viruses and stealth keyloggers. In order to find an answer to this million-dollar question, there are a number of factors and features that must be explored. (more…)

Computer VirusesBrute force attacks – the so-called attack by the “brute force”. Typically, users use simple passwords, such as “123”, “admin”, etc. These and enjoy computer hackers, who with the help of special calculates the Trojans to penetrate the network password brute – based embedded in the program password dictionary or generate a random sequence of characters.

Keyloggers – kind of Trojans, whose main function is to capture user input via the keyboard. The objects of the abduction are personal and network passwords, logins, credit card details and other personal information.

Backdoors – programs that provide input into the system or receiving the privileged function (mode), bypassing the existing system of authority. Often used to circumvent existing security system. Hatches do not infect files, but registers itself in the registry, thus modifying the registry keys. (more…)