We live in a digital age where cyber-savvy citizens can avoid a lot of heartache by following a few precautions. Learn about cyber attack warning signs that come with viruses and malware, with some tips to keep you out of trouble.
Do you suspect that you’re being targeted by a cyber attack?
Viruses are known as worms or trojans that slip through an unprotected backdoor in your security. These pranksters can wreak havoc on your operating system and wipe out data, rendering your computer useless. They’re bad for business in general, grinding your work to a halt. It’s made worse if they replicate to other devices that are connected through a network.
Malware is a wide term. It takes the form of a tracking cookie that spams you with targeted advertising – the malicious kind that’s unwanted and very annoying. But it can also take the form of a keylogger, recording every keystroke typed on a computer including personal details, banking numbers and passwords.
Spyware is less severe malware. It mainly applies to basic tracking cookies.
It’s always best to play it safe to avoid any hiccups in the future: