Harry Junior Computer Engineer

Security Centre

To have a healthy all round security polocy is essential, to achieve this every internet connected computer will require three methods of defence: Antivirus Malware-Detection Software Firewall

Cyber-crooks switch to 'soft target' home users

Poor security offers rich pickings for hackers and phishers. Hackers are increasingly focusing on 'soft-target' home users, a new report has found.
Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report warned that hackers are exploiting the fact that home users are less likely to have security protection in place.
Attackers are using a variety of techniques to escape detection and prolong their presence on systems in order to gain more time to steal information.
They are also hijacking the PC for marketing purposes, or to provide remote access or otherwise compromise confidential information for profit.
Home users are now the most targeted attack sector, accounting for 86 per cent of all targeted attacks, followed by financial services companies..

Technical Support Cold Call Telephone Scams

Cybercriminals are changing their tactics instead of just send fraudulent email messages, they cold call your home the telephone and claiming to be Microsoft.
Infected websites pop-up fake warning messages alerting the user and in many cases infecting your computer and with the intention of promoting themselves to cleanse your system, remotely however Be Warned once they have access to your computer, they can do the following:

  • Install Malicious Software

  • Steal your personal data

  • Make online purchasing in your name.

  • Excessively Bill you for their bogus services

Remember, Microsoft will never cold call you to provide technical support, Microsoft doesn't even know your home telephone number. If you get a call Hang Up Immediately

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