Address bar spoofing is a technique which makes a malicious URL appear like a legitimate one. Earlier observations of pop-up address bar spoofing on Internet Explorer® showed that the address bar was padded with special characters to show only a port
Adware or "advertising-supported software" refers to any piece of software or application that displays advertisements, usually through pop-up or pop-under windows. While they may be annoying to some users, adware are not inherently malicious and are
Advanced persistent threat [APT] is a military term adapted into the information security context that refers to attacks carried out by nation-states. APT-related threats are created by a group of developers using in-house tools that are not usually
Arrival method is commonly deemed synonymous to the terms “infection vector” and “infection channel” that both refer to how a particular malware gets inside computer systems. There are different arrival methods for a threat. They can either be:
The AutoRun technology is a Windows® feature Microsoft introduced in Windows 95. It allows Windows Explorer to automatically launch programs from inserted storage drives and other media. Its command is rooted into the applications and can&rsquo
This is a Windows function that allows applications, such as messaging clients, to immediately launch upon startup. Users can control this through a check box upon installation, or on system settings which uses the MSConfig command.