Fake virus alerts are usually generated by a Trojan. A Trojan is a program that takes control of your computer after you open an email attachment, click on a pop-up advertisement within your browser or by visiting particular shady websites.
Are you confused about the difference between antivirus software and firewalls? You may know that firewalls monitor data sent to and from the internet, but don’t they protect from viruses too? And don’t antivirus programs monitor incoming data like a firewall does?
Unfortunately, hackers love to get into other people’s email accounts… It lets them send spam or scam emails with little risk of being detected. Most of the time, you won’t even know a hacker has access to your account until a family member or friend lets you know you’ve been sending weird emails from your account.
When this happens, don’t panic. Follow these steps to weed out the hijacker and restore order to your inbox.
Have you ever been looking for a wireless network to connect to and instead of seeing just your business’s network, you found a whole list of different WIFI networks near you? Have you ever connected to someone else’s unprotected WIFI without them knowing it? Whether you know it or not, if you haven’t secured your wireless network, you’re inviting unwanted guests (and hackers) into your network.
What do LinkedIn, Yahoo!, Sony, Last.fm and eHarmony all have in common? They’ve all leaked users’ passwords–a combined total somewhere in the tens of millions… And yours may have been one of them. You may be thinking, “So what? I changed it already. What do I care if my old Yahoo! password gets out?”
Small merchants are prime targets for data thieves. It’s your job to protect cardholder data at the point-of-sale by being PCI compliant.
Are you PCI compliant? If you’re not sure or you don’t know what that means, you could be held responsible if cardholder data is stolen from your business or website. You could incur fines ($5,000 to $100,000 monthly), penalties, even termination of the right to accept payment cards!
The DNS Changer Trojan is a sophisticated piece of malware which has compromised an estimated 500,000 systems. Because of the wide-spread damage and repercussions, Google has been making an effort to notify Internet users if their computers or routers are still infected with the DNS Changer Trojan. Google’s effort to notify users to this Trojan has come a month before July 9, the date on which the FBI has said they will take any computers infected with the malware offline.