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What is a Firewall?

Connecting personal computers to other IT systems or the internet opens up a range of positive possibilities — easy collaboration with others, combining of resources, enhanced creativity — but it also exposes users to dangers. Hacking, identity theft, malware, and online fraud are common threats users could face when they expose themselves by linking…

Computer Vandalism

In everyday life, there are vandals that seem to enjoy destroying things – even though it can be hard to understand how they derive any tangible benefit from their acts of vandalism. Unfortunately, the same type of behavor is also present in cyberspace. There are malware creators that devote time and…

What is Spear Phishing Cyber Threat?

Spear phishing is an email or electronic communications scam targeted towards a specific individual, organization or business. Although often intended to steal data for malicious purposes, cybercriminals may also intend to install malware on a targeted user’s computer. This is how it works: An email arrives, apparently from a trustworthy…

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