Posts Tagged ‘Computer threats’

Spyware

Spyware

There are many ways of penetration of spyware on your computer.

You can download them from the Web site on the Internet, receive e-mail, opening the link received via ICQ, installing unlicensed software from piracy drive, etc.

Spyware programs often mask their presence on your computer or just do not show any sign that they at you “on a visit”. (more…)

vulnerability

vulnerability

Vulnerability – a shortcoming of the software installed on your computer, or used to provide network security.

They can also occur as a result of an incorrect configuration or settings. Hackers exploit vulnerabilities to attack your computer, which can lead to data loss and equipment damage. Software companies, according to the found vulnerabilities and release patches that address the problem after installing it on your computer.

The Software development companies, report about the found vulnerabilities and let out patches which eliminate a problem after installation on your computer. (more…)

Computer threats

Computer threats

If you do not take any measures to ensure the security of your computer in a “perfect” day, you may become a victim of cybercrime.

Speaking of cybercrime, we primarily mean those cases where hackers use your personal computer for malicious purposes. You may be subject to such action, if you are using an unprotected computer, received fraudulent e-mail, which referred to the “urgent problem” that occurred in your account on Gmail.com, or even if just you wander on the network. The goal of hackers – to steal your private information, such as number and pin code credit card, username and password to access your bank, etc.

In addition, they may need your computer with all the processing power and internet access for viruses even more computers. This also allows hackers to mask their true location in the implementation of cyber attacks. The greater the number of computers used in this hacker, law enforcement more difficult to calculate it. If the offender can not be found, it can not be stopped and punished. (more…)