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The term C2, or C&C, typically refers to Command and Control Infrastucture. It is the set of tools and techniques used by attackers to maintain control over a compromised system following initial exploitation, and in order to exfiltrate sensitive data or perform other malicious activities. ..Defending against C2-based attacks requires a...   Read More

Online security

Online security refers to the practice of protecting devices, networks, and sensitive information from unauthorized access, theft, or damage...The term is also known as cybersecurity or internet security and cover a wide range of practices to secue and protect computers, mobile devices, and networks from digital attacks. Online security is...   Read More


RATs is the abbreviation for Remote Access Trojans. This specific Trojan is a type of malware that allows an attacker to take control of a victim's computer remotely. RATs have been around for many years and continue to be a significant threat to computer users...Remote Access Trojan Definition. A Remote Access Trojan (RAT) is malware whose...   Read More

URL spoofing

A spoofed URL is a fake link that has been made to look legitimate in order to trick you and steal your data. Sometimes, just clicking on a spoofed URL is enough to infect your device with malware. Other times, the website will be designed to look identical to the one you trust, so you'll have the confidence to enter sensitive information and...   Read More

Whaling Attacks

Whaling, also known as CEO fraud, whaling phishing, whale phishing, or a whaling phishing attack, is similar in technique to phishing - the method involves email and website spoofing and relies on social engineering to trick the victim into carrying out specific actions e.g. revealing sensitive data or transferring funds. ..A whaling attack...   Read More


One of the most dangerous, insidious, and costly forms of cybercrime has been ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malicious software (or malware) that enables attackers to take control of an infected computer system, encrypt its files and then demands a ransom be paid in order to restore access. Victims range from private individuals, to small...   Read More


One term that is used frequently is "firewall". A firewall is a type of software or hardware system that is designed to protect a computer network from unauthorized access, while still allowing approved communication to flow freely between network nodes. The goal of a firewall system is to prevent unapproved access to the network, as well as to...   Read More

Trojan Horse

With the rapid advancement of technology, cybersecurity threats have emerged as a major concern in the digital world. The ever-growing sophistication of malware, viruses, and other forms of malicious software has made it increasingly difficult to ensure the security of computer systems and data. One of the most insidious types of...   Read More


Virtual private network, commonly referred to by its acronym VPN, is a technology that allows internet-connected devices to access a private network in a secure and encrypted tunnel. Essentially, a VPN provides a secure and private connection over the internet by creating a dedicated network connection between devices, encrypting any data...   Read More

Next-Gen Antivirus

Next-Gen Antivirus: The Future of Cybersecurity..As technology continues to advance, so, unfortunately, do the ways that cybercriminals can exploit it. Latest attack techniques including stealth hacking, malware, and fileless attacks pose a serious challenge for traditional antivirus solutions. While some antivirus and cybersecurity solutions...   Read More

Intrusion Detection System

With the increasing use of technology, cybersecurity is becoming more essential to protect individuals and organizations from cyber attacks.Years have passed but hacking attacks have not stopped instead, it grew more potent than ever with basic strategies branched out into a complex one. In order to cope with such inevitable cyber...   Read More

Behavior Analysis

Behavior Analysis is a science that focuses on understanding human behavior and the factors that influence it. It is used in a wide range of contexts, including cybersecurity and antivirus, to address various types of behavioral issues and improve people's online security. In this article, we will explore the concept of Behavior Analysis in the...   Read More

Fileless Exploits

cyber-attacks have evolved from simple malware or virus infections to innovative techniques that make use of fileless exploits. Unlike traditional malware which uses native files on the computer system, fileless exploits operate without leaving any trace of their presence on the hard drive. Employing this sophisticated attack mode...   Read More


Endpoint Detection and Response, or EDR for short, is a cybersecurity buzzword that has gained a lot of attention over the years. EDR refers to a set of security solutions designed to detect and respond to potential malicious activity on endpoints like laptops, desktops, mobile phones, and more. Through these solutions, cybersecurity teams and...   Read More

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