Computer Security Threats

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This article will explain online security and online security.

With more and more threats on the Internet every day, you must now more than ever stay safe online. From viruses to phishing scams, I’ll explain them all.

spam
Spam usually comes from email or email. It can be anything from an email asking you to look at a new product to someone asking for your address, phone number, and so on.

phishing
Phishing is a method of retrieving a person’s personal information. For example, your bank details will be a major target. There are different ways to acquire them. This could be anything: an email asking for your contact information because they want to send you $ 1,000,000 on a suspicious website that makes you think it’s something else. They usually make the sites look exactly like the usual sites.

Malware
Malware consists of viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, and so on. Malware typically spreads via email, websites, or devices such as USB pens. These threats have different tasks that they perform, ranging from destroying your data to monitoring your online activity.

bots
Robots are downloaded without your knowledge on your computer and allow hackers to control your PC. What they do from there, depends on you, whether they take your personal data or install another virus.

Vulnerabilities
Vulnerabilities are security vulnerabilities in software. Say for example a little code that someone can work around. That’s why it’s important to make sure all your software is updated to the latest version and that all patches are installed.

Adware
Adware is pop-ups. Some adware can be bundled with free software and is part of the package. However, some come to your computer without knowing it.

Now, for good news, all of these threats can usually be prevented / eliminated fairly easily.

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