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Online Threats | Online Security Threat
Online Computer Threats Users Should Not Ignore
Whilst the internet is a fantastic online resource for information and business technology, it is fraught with nasty viruses, trojans,
hackers & all sorts of other online threats.
These online security threats can cause untold damage to the unwary internet user by getting access to their personal details & banking accounts
as well as stealing their identities, ie identity theft.
Most users exercise a certain amount of vigilance when it comes to interacting over the internet, however this may not be enough
to combat the cyber-crime which is rampant on the internet.
So whilst there can be little doubt that spyware, malware & insidious virus attacks can render any computer with internet access vulnerable,
not all internet security breaches are immediately apparent - people are often unaware that their seemingly hassle free online computing
experience is in actual fact fraught with online danger.
The Top 5 Online Computer Threats Users Should Not Ignore
In conclusion, protecting your computer from all of the threats in cyberspace can seem like full time job, but thankfully
you can get all the information to protect your computer system from hackers, viruses, trojans & other threats to your internet security.
A virus is a computer program that copies itself & often corrupts your data & interferes with the correct functioning of your
Viruses are usually spread through email attachments so be extra vigilant when opening an attachment - even if it's from
someone you know as they might have unwittingly sent it.
Viruses such as the Mydoom worm affected one out of three small and medium sized businesses.
Spyware resides on your hard drive &, unknown to you, sends information about you & your computer to the hacker.
Spyware software is able to send all sorts of information regarding your browsing habits or worse still your login details
& other personal information exposing you to identity theft & online fraud.
- IP Spoofing
IP Spoofing is a technique to gain unauthorized access to dcertain computers, whereby the intruder sends messages to a computer with an IP address
indicating that the message is coming from a trusted host.
A trojan can infiltrate your computer via an email or computer program with the purpose of collecting data regarding passwords & login details
and passing them onto a third party for commiting fraud.
If you click onto a website directly from a link in an email, make sure that the site you land on is the actual site you expected to be on
by checking the actual url.
Phishing attacks dupe users into clicking an ostensibly legitimate link in an email that request the user to maybe update their banking
details when in fact it is just a ruse to grab your details for their own devious ends - often these emails appear to come from
reputable sources such as Paypal, Ebay or your bank requiring you to update your details.
PS. - To ensure your personal protection against any type of online threat, this is the one book that anyone interacting online
or doing business on the internet cannot do without.
You absolutely cannot afford to be Hacked, Cracked, Robbed, Impersonated, Phished, Scammed, Spied On, Virus Infected or Otherwise Compromised...
So hurry and get your copy of the Hacker's Nightmare - the Bible of Computer & Internet Security
for your online peace of mind.