Cracker

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Cracker

A slang term in Hong Kong for $10,000. See also: Hong Kong dollar, Big cracker.
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Cybercrooks play on users' fear that their computer and information is at-risk by displaying misleading pop-ups that prompt the victim to "purchase" antivirus software to fix the problem.
For example, cybercrooks will use information collected from data breaches to fake customer loyalty programs or offer discounts to recent shoppers.
In addition, Avert Labs researchers also published articles, blogs and white papers on various topics, including spam, rootkits and the mind games cybercrooks play to trap victims.
Bots are computer programs that give cybercrooks full control over PCs.
Even if cybercrooks have their hooks inside your computer and are monitoring your activities, you can use SafeCentral to shop, bank, or even file your taxes with complete confidence," says Doug Brunt, President and CEO of Authentium.
Rootkits -- The stealth capacity of most rootkits makes them an ideal tool for cybercrooks.
More important tips illustrated in the phishing animation, include staying up-to-date on techniques that cybercrooks use to carry out attacks and using security solutions with anti-phishing technologies, such as Platinum 2006 Internet Security.
No-one should be held hostage by cybercrooks who choose to step on the good people's turf -- something we see all too often these days.
Cybercrooks try to exploit them as quickly as possible, so vendors are unable to patch the applications in time," adds Corrons.
Spam has evolved -- it is now becoming a serious threat with potentially disastrous consequences because cybercrooks are using spam to propagate phishing attacks.
Running an Internet payment processing company for five years gave me invaluable insights into the minds of cybercrooks, hackers, and transnational criminals," says Maaghul.
1 Rated Online Brokerage Is Issuing SafeCentral to Investors to Stop Cybercrooks Cold