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Tools For Creating Trojans

Tools For Creating Trojans

Tools For Creating Trojans: A wide range of tools exists that are used to take control of a victim’s system and leave behind a gift in the form of a backdoor. This is not an exhaustive list, and newer versions of many of these are released regularly. Let me Rule: …

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Surviving Viruses

Surviving Viruses

Surviving Viruses: A virus is a piece of software designed to infect a computer system. Under the best of circumstances, a virus may do nothing more than reside on the computer, but it may also damage the data on your hard disk (HDD), destroy your operating system, and possibly spread …

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Antivirus Software

Antivirus Software

Antivirus Software: The primary method of preventing the propagation of malicious code involves the use of antivirus software. Antivirus software is an application that is installed on a system to protect it and to scan for viruses as well as worms and Trojan horses. Most viruses have characteristics that are …

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Symptoms of a Virus Infection

Symptoms of a Virus Infection

Symptoms of a Virus Infection: Many viruses will announce that you are infected as soon as they gain access to your system. They may take control of your system and flash annoying messages on your screen or destroy your hard disk. When this occurs, you will know that you are …

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How to Stop a Virus or Worm That Is Out of Control

How to Stop a Virus or Worm That Is Out of Control

How to Stop a Virus or Worm that is Out of Control: A large private university has over 30,000 students taking online classes. These students use a variety of systems and network connections. The instructor of this university are being routinely hit with the Klez32 (specially, in this case, the …

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Malicious Insider Threats

Malicious Insider Threats

Malicious Insider Threats: One of the most dangerous threats to any network is an insider who is intent on doing harm. By being an insider, they have already gotten past your first defense and they might be motivated by a desire to make someone pay for passing them over for …

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Managing Spam to Avoid Viruses

Managing Spam to Avoid Viruses

Managing Spam to Avoid Viruses: Although spam is not truly a virus or a hoax, it is one of the most annoying things with which an administrator must contend. Spam is defined as any unwanted, unsolicited email, and not only can the sheer volume of it be irritating, but it …

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Planting a Backdoor – Using Netcat

Planting a Backdoor

Planting a Backdoor: There are many ways to plant a backdoor on a system, but let’s look at one provided via the PsTools suite. This suite includes a mixed bag of utilities designed to ease system administration. Among these tools is PsExec, which is designed to run commands interactively or …

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The Life and Times of a Virus

The Life and Times of a Virus

The Life and Times of the virus: Let’s explore what it meant to be a virus before we get too far along. Simply put, a virus is a self-replicating application that attaches itself to other executable programs. Many viruses affect the host as soon as they are executed; other lie …

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Creating Simple Virus Via Notepad And JPS Virus Maker

How to Create a Virus Creating a virus is a process that can be very complicated or something that happens with a few button clicks. Advanced programmers may choose to code that malware from scratch. The less savvy or experienced may have to pursue other options, such as hiring to …

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