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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
Weak links
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: 7
Unexpected guests
How malicious programs find ways to penetrate your PC or handheld, even if the “front door” is locked.
All publications in this category: 26
Straight from the horse’s mouth
Our users share real-life stories about infections.
All publications in this category: 1
Terminology
Information security is an area of knowledge in its own right, and it has its own terminology. But understanding it is easy!
All publications in this category: 14
Data hub
An information security calendar: dates and events that happened or are still happening.
All publications in this category: 2
The archives
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.
Some levity
Anything can happen in life: sometimes even important IT security issues take such a wacky turn that one can’t help but smile.
All publications in this category: 1
The rules of ”basic hygiene”
We have experience maintaining information security, and we'd like to share it with you!
All publications in this category: 40
Tips
Not all tips are equally useful, and some can even be harmful, if you don’t treat them with humour.
All publications in this category: 3
Anti-virus fallacies
There exist all sorts of myths and misconceptions about anti-virus security, and we never get tired of dispelling them.
All publications in this category: 18
In popular culture
Hackers, viruses and anti-viruses have become an indispensable part of our lives and have found their way into film and fiction—thankfully, as plot elements.
Con artists
Exploiting human curiosity, passions, and carelessness: About social engineering and how fraudsters deceive Internet users.
All publications in this category: 14
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
Behind bars
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
Secure storage
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
Encrypt everything
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: 16
Banknote thieves
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
Caught
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: 9
Just email
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: 10
Vulnerable
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: 20
Configure it!
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: 12
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: 13
Android territory
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: 13
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 workshop
We will lift the veil of secrecy and tell you how the Doctor Web laboratory works and how the anti-virus is created!
All publications in this category: 22
Evil Kitchen
Find out what lengths criminals will go to in order to serve you the"perfect dish".
All publications in this category: 6
Web psychology
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
“Botology” basics
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: 1
Banking online
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.
DDoSsier
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: 4