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Cryptolocker new and improved: Cryptowall 4.0

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It’s been a long day.  You’re tired… heck you’re exasperated.  You prop your elbows on your desk and sink your chin into both palms. What a pleasant respite from the day… today was nuts Suddenly an email pops in your

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Detecting Rootkits on a PC

Detecting Rootkits in Kali Linux

Imagine malware so sophisticated that it not only disappears from the Windows Task Manager and your antivirus software but also modifies the code that undergirds the operating system in such a way that it’s virtually impossible to detect. Does such a thing

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Welcome to Kali Linux (Part 1 of 3)

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What’s your favorite hacker movie? Is it Iain Softley’s 1995 classic Hackers?  Or what about War Games or maybe you couldn’t get enough of Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard? All these movies are great right?  They all tell

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How to scan a specific file with Windows Defender in Windows 8.1

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Two years ago I showed you how to add on-demand scans to the context menu for Windows Defender; however, this trick was endemic to folders not files.  Today, I want to show you a quick command line trick that will

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What Mac OS X and sex have in common

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Both Mac OS X and sex are pleasurable when done right but can give you diseases when enjoyed for illicit purposes. Blunt but true. Once upon a time, dogmatic Mac gurus would gush and gloat over how the Mac was impervious to malware.  Apple aficionados

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