Posts Tagged ‘Spoofing’

Spam and phishingSpam has become so commonplace for all that many on it almost stopped paying attention.

However, this is not a reason to be vigilant, as there are two types of fraud with spam, known as “phishing” and “spoofing” (from the English. Fishing and spoofing, respectively). Both of these methods involve the use of fake e-mail messages in which the “from:” field contains a forged sender information.

What is phishing?

Phishing e-mails are used to lure the user’s personal data, as well as information about his account. Also they can be used to force a user to download malicious software. Often in such reports suggest some that require immediate attention to problems with the account of the recipient. The letter will contain a link that leads to a fake website where you are asked to provide personal information, account information, or download a program, which is usually masked by the virus. (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…)