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What is Spyware | Best Method To Avoid Getting Spyware

By Prempal Singh 0 Comment March 29, 2022

Digital‌ ‌media‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌major‌ ‌source‌ ‌of‌ ‌socializing.‌ ‌Whether‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌sending‌ ‌emails,‌ ‌sharing‌ ‌photos,‌ ‌watching‌ ‌videos‌ ‌, or downloading apps,‌ ‌it‌ ‌all‌ ‌reflects‌ ‌our‌ ‌digital‌ ‌identity.‌ ‌Indeed,‌ ‌none‌ ‌of‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌possible‌ ‌without‌ ‌sharing‌ ‌our‌ ‌personal‌ ‌data‌ ‌online.‌ ‌However,‌ ‌less‌ ‌do‌ ‌we‌ ‌know‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌prying‌ ‌eyes‌ ‌following‌ ‌our‌ ‌activities.‌ What‌ ‌first‌ ‌came‌ ‌into‌ ‌existence‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌90s‌ ‌for‌ ‌espionage‌ ‌purposes‌ ‌has‌ ‌now‌ ‌taken‌ ‌a‌ ‌whole‌ ‌new‌ ‌turn‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌21‌st‌ ‌century.‌ ‌Over‌ ‌the‌ ‌years,‌ ‌spyware‌ ‌has‌ ‌become‌ ‌one‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌sophisticated‌ ‌malware.‌ ‌The‌ ‌most‌ ‌recent‌ ‌spyware,‌ ‌Pegasus,‌ ‌has‌ ‌surfaced‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌major‌ ‌controversy.‌ ‌Allegedly‌ ‌government‌ ‌and‌ ‌law‌ ‌enforcement‌ ‌agencies‌ ‌are‌ ‌now‌ ‌taking‌ ‌advantage‌ ‌of‌ ‌such‌ ‌powerful‌ ‌spyware.‌ ‌When‌ ‌implanted‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌device,‌ ‌it‌ ‌is‌ ‌tough‌ ‌to‌ ‌detect‌ ‌or‌ ‌get‌ ‌rid‌ of.‌ ‌ Spyware‌ ‌is‌ ‌intended‌ ‌to‌ ‌infect‌ ‌your‌ ‌devices‌ ‌by‌ ‌initiating‌ ‌illegal‌ ‌activities‌ ‌or‌ ‌data‌ ‌breaches.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌easier‌ ‌to‌ ‌fall‌ ‌prey‌ ‌to,‌ ‌especially‌ ‌when‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌unaware‌ ‌of‌ ‌it.‌ ‌Here,‌ ‌we‌ ‌have‌ ‌talked‌ ‌about‌ ‌everything‌ ‌you‌ ‌need‌ ‌to‌ ‌know‌ ‌about‌ ‌spyware,‌ ‌including‌ ‌what‌ ‌it‌ ‌is,‌ ‌how‌ ‌it‌ ‌gets‌ ‌in,‌ ‌what‌ ‌it‌ ‌does‌ ‌and‌ ‌how‌ ‌can‌ ‌you‌ ‌detect‌ ‌and‌ ‌remove‌ ‌it.‌ ‌It‌ ‌will‌ ‌make‌ ‌you‌ ‌aware‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌adverse‌ ‌effects‌ ‌of‌ ‌spyware‌ ‌and‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌against‌ ‌spyware‌ ‌attacks‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌future.‌ ‌ ‌ What is Spyware? Spyware‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌type‌ ‌of‌ ‌malware‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ ‌installed‌ ‌on‌ ‌your‌ ‌device‌ ‌without‌ ‌your‌ ‌knowledge ‌or‌ ‌consent.‌ ‌It‌ ‌covertly‌ ‌gathers‌ ‌sensitive‌ ‌personal‌ ‌information‌ ‌such‌ ‌as‌ ‌login‌ ‌IDs‌ ‌and‌ ‌passwords,‌ ‌credit/debit‌ ‌card‌ ‌or‌ ‌banking‌ ‌details‌ ‌, or‌ ‌web‌ ‌surfing‌ ‌habits.‌ ‌As‌ ‌a‌ ‌result,‌ ‌you‌ ‌might‌ ‌face‌ ‌pesky‌ ‌advertisements,‌ ‌pop-ups‌ ‌, or‌ ‌track‌ ‌down‌ ‌of‌ ‌your‌ ‌keystrokes.‌ ‌The‌ ‌spyware‌ ‌author‌ ‌or‌ ‌third‌ ‌parties‌ ‌can‌ ‌easily‌ ‌access‌ ‌this‌ ‌collected‌ ‌data‌ ‌for‌ ‌personal‌ ‌benefits.‌ ‌ ‌Generally,‌ ‌spyware‌ ‌is ‌attached‌ ‌alongside‌ ‌a‌ ‌free‌ ‌software‌ ‌application‌ ‌or‌ ‌an‌ ‌email‌ ‌attachment.‌ ‌While‌ ‌the‌ ‌application/email‌ ‌might‌ ‌seem‌ ‌legitimate,‌ ‌the‌ ‌embedded‌ ‌spyware‌ ‌works‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌background‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌information‌ ‌gathering‌ ‌system.‌ ‌The‌ ‌personal‌ ‌data‌ ‌is‌ ‌then‌ ‌reported‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌third‌ ‌party.‌ ‌ ‌The‌ ‌most‌ ‌benign‌ ‌form‌ ‌of‌ ‌spyware‌ ‌is‌ ‌when‌ ‌it‌ ‌gathers‌ ‌data‌ ‌from‌ ‌your‌ ‌web‌ ‌surfing‌ ‌habits‌ ‌and‌ ‌shows ‌you‌ ‌a‌ ‌specific‌ ‌product‌ ‌or‌ ‌service.‌ ‌Your‌ ‌device‌ ‌might‌ ‌also‌ ‌be‌ ‌used‌ ‌to‌ ‌store‌ ‌illegal‌ ‌information.‌ ‌However,‌ ‌advanced‌ ‌spyware‌ ‌monitors‌ ‌every‌ ‌mouse‌ ‌click‌ ‌and‌ […]

CYBER SECURITY JOBS IN INDIA

By Prempal Singh 0 Comment March 25, 2022

Expected to create 1.5 million jobs by 2025, the cybersecurity field is set to become the most lucrative sector in India. The report titled ‘The Humans of Cybersecurity’ by Michael Page, a professional recruitment services firm, also states that there is a 43% shortage of talent in the domain. It implies that while organizations are […]

Top 10 VAPT Companies in India

Top 10 VAPT Companies in India | Top VAPT Service Providers

By Yashika Sharma 0 Comment July 22, 2021

Owing to the increasing demand for security against cyber-attacks, many cybersecurity companies have evolved in India over time. Some of these companies have achieved a great deal of success due to their up-to-date and robust cybersecurity solutions.  If you’re looking for the top VAPT service providers in India, have a look at the list of […]

Hacking IoT manufacturers and smart cars through APN (Access Point Network)

By Shaurya Sharma 0 Comment January 25, 2018

To connect to any cellular APN service, the device must have the following information: access point name, user name and password.This scheme works in the case of SIM-cards purchased from intermediaries. Before we go directly to the topic of the article, we will clarify the notion of APN: APN (Access Point Name), access to which […]