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Look out for your things!
While trying to look out for our things, we fail to notice that our things have learned how to look out for us-and not in a good way. The smarter our TVs, baby monitors, cars, and pacemakers become, the more criminals are interested in them. Threats from the world of smart things are already real! All publications in this category: 7
Criminals can exploit some technologies without using malware, and anti-viruses can't do anything about it. Read our new column to find out more about these weak links. All publications in this category: 8
Many malicious programs and malware outbreaks have found their way into the history books, and are remembered by security professionals and ordinary users alike. Here you can find key moments in the history of malware. All publications in this category: 1
Criminals should end up in prison. However, they first need to be arrested. About the intricacies of legislation related to information security. All publications in this category: 10
The price tag
Figures that stagger the imagination: the damage caused by malware and hackers is sometimes expressed in numbers containing lots of zeros. All publications in this category: 6
Nowadays, cybercriminals are more frequently getting their just punishment. We have collected information about the most notable court rulings involving hackers. All publications in this category: 3
The office in your pocket
People who use their laptops, desktops and handhelds for work often forget that their devices store valuable information, and criminals areprepared to go to great lengths to get it. And we remind you about that! All publications in this category: 2
In our hi-tech age, one rarely hears about mask-wearing thieves using crowbars to break into safes in the middle of the night to steal important documents. However, valuable corporate data is leaked regularly, and these leaks involve much more sophisticated technology. Why does this happen, and how can it be avoided? All publications in this category: 4
Encryption ransomware that turns data into a meaningless string of symbols and then demands a ransom to decrypt it is today’s No. 1 threat. However, if you are forearmed, they are not really that dangerous. All publications in this category: 19
For criminals, your money is their most desired target. They have an entire arsenal of tricks and malware to reach it. However, we know a lot about them! All publications in this category: 4
Unscrupulous “fishermen” drop their baited lines on the web and wait for gullible victims to “bite”. Their arsenal of bait is quite impressive but recognising what’s on their “lures” isn't that difficult! All publications in this category: 11
Spam isn't just annoying, it can be dangerous: open an attached document from an unknown sender and anything can happen to your computer! All publications in this category: 11
Everybody makes mistakes and so do software developers. Loopholes exist in any piece of software, and criminals try to exploit them to get into the system. Here you can find information about some examples of vulnerabilities and the dangers they present. All publications in this category: 23
Any weapon against intruders is even more effective if a user knows exactly how to use it: know Dr.Web’s settings and the settings of other programs inside out so that you can keep your system secure. All publications in this category: 18
In the crosshairs
A planned, targeted attack on a particular organisation or network is the ultimate when it comes to criminal operations. Targeted APT attacks involve special software, and if you are familiar with it, you are less likely to become a victim.
Persona (non) grata
Your personal information in the hands of criminals is their key to getting rich. Find out how this information can be stolen and converted into money. All publications in this category: 14
Spies are everywhere
There are many ways to spy on users. Spyware can even covertly toggle on video cameras connected to desktops or embedded into smart phones. These programs don’t just spy—criminals can use them for industrial espionage. All publications in this category: 14
The more popular Android becomes, the more criminals are interested in it. Threats to Android are rather diverse. They include, lockers, banking Trojans, programs that covertly send short messages, and more. All publications in this category: 15
They were the first
A short journey into the history of IT to recall the first malicious programs and information security technologies. This industry is evolving at a rapid pace! All publications in this category: 5
The impact of technology on our mental health is much stronger than commonly thought. Apart from benefits that include instant access to information and remote communication, there are negative aspects including Internet addiction, personality changes, etc. All publications in this category: 4
Snared in the net
Social media often presents a severe danger because nobody expects dirty tricks to be played on them when seemingly among friends. However, threats on social networking sites are often disguised as messages from friends and other trusted people. All publications in this category: 4
A computer should serve its user rather than an invisible intruder who can utilise the machine's resources remotely for their shady dealings. Botnets: how machines get into them, how to avoid them, why they are created, and how they are used. All publications in this category: 2
Banking Trojans are one of today’s most dangerous and costly threats; they can deplete bank accounts in seconds. What risks are involved with making online payments, and how can one conduct secure transactions on the Internet? All publications in this category: 4
Unmasking the criminals
Sometimes criminals don't even need malware to steal money from bank cards. However, you can protect yourself from even these malware-free techniques! All publications in this category: 2
Kids’ web 2.0
Children constitute a special group of users that faces the greatest danger due to a lack of experience, credulity, curiosity and other age-related qualities. Therefore, the ways of protecting children are special too.
If you want to visit a website but it isn’t loading, it is very likely that the website is under a DDoS attack: a huge number of concurrent requests are being sent to the server to freeze the website so that the intruders can achieve their goals. Such attacks require significant hardware capabilities which are provided by the computers of ordinary users. How can you prevent your computer from participating in such attacks? All publications in this category: 5
Doctor Web is the Russian developer of Dr.Web anti-virus software. We have been developing our products since 1992. The company is a key player on the Russian market for software that meets the fundamental need of any business — information security. Doctor Web is one of the few anti-virus vendors in the world to have its own technologies to detect and cure malware. Our anti-virus protection system allows the information systems of our customers to be protected from any threats, even those still unknown. Doctor Web was the first company in Russia to offer an anti-virus as a service and, to this day, is still the undisputed Russian market leader in Internet security services for service providers. Doctor Web has received state certificates and awards; our satisfied customers spanning the globe are clear evidence of the high quality of the products created by our talented Russian programmers.