Common Computer Viruses

What is a computer virus? A computer virus is a malware program that replicates by making copies of itself and inserting these copies into other computer programs, data files, or the boot sector of the hard drive. What are viruses used for? Viruses often perform...

Pharming

What is Pharming? Pharming is a cyber attack intended to redirect a website’s traffic to another, fake site. This is very similar to Phishing but instead of using emails a Pharmer exploits the users PC to automatically direct them to fake sites. Pharming...

Phishing

What is Phishing? This is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by pretending to be a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.  Phishing attacks usually will involve an email that seems to be from...

Electronic Spamming

What is Spam? Spam is irrelevant, inappropriate or unwanted messages sent on the Internet to a large number of people. What types of Spam are there? Email Spam Messaging Spam NewsGroup Spam Forum Spam Email Spam Email spam is the most popular and annoying type of...