Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
antivirus, browsers, CIO, malware, Microsoft Windows, network administration, operating systems, personal computing, Security, Tech Trivia
Our WhatIs.com Tech Term is scareware
Scareware is a type of malware designed to trick victims into purchasing and downloading useless and potentially dangerous software. A scareware program usually generates pop-ups that resemble Windows system messages and warn the user that viruses or other problems have been detected.
Are you a Know-IT-All?
Secret Word of the Day
This controversial rootkit program gets its name from a play on words mocking a Microsoft product. What’s the secret word?
Scareware preys on users’ FUD. What does FUD stand for?
What browser was #1 on Bit9′s 2008 list of the most vulnerable applications? (Hint: It might not be the one you think it is.)
Learn Something New Every Day
John Strand explains how to prevent clickjacking with security policies.
Ken Harthun writes about malware and vulnerabilities in his ITKE Security Corner blog.