Monday, November 30, 2015

What Is the Difference: Viruses, Worms, Ransomware, Trojans, Bots, Malware, Spyware etc?

If you are among the ones who consider malware, worms, viruses to be the same thing then you’re on the wrong track. Read further, and improve your knowledge about these terms.

If you’re a regular or even an occasional computer user, then you might’ve heard the terms like Viruses, Worms, Trojans, Bots, Malware, Spyware, etc. But honestly speaking, we consider all these to be a Virus, no matter, whatever be their type. But have you ever tried to acknowledge, what is the difference between these terms, although they are meant to harm your device, steal your data or spy on you, have you ever thought why they are named so differently. Basically, terms like Viruses, Trojans are all types of malicious software or simply ‘Malware’. Now, the first and foremost question arises, where did these terms came from?

Friday, November 20, 2015

You Need To Explain Why You Dont Want Your Real Name On Facebook


Facebook Will Soon Allow You to Use Your Alias
In one of the major turnarounds, Facebook is letting go its ‘Real Name’ policy, with a few conditions. Facebook on Friday, announced that it is modifying the terms of its heavily criticised “real name” policy which demands users go by their “authentic name” when on the social network rather than an alias to protect their identity.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

FBI denies paying $1 MILLION to Unmask Tor Users



#Tor #Privacy

Just day before yesterday, the Tor Project Director Roger Dingledine accused the FBI of paying the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) at least $1 Million to disclose the technique they had discovered to unmask Tor users and reveal their IP addresses.

However, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has denied the claims.

In a statement, the FBI spokeswoman said, "The allegation that we paid [CMU] $1 Million to hack into Tor is inaccurate."