What better way to surf the world wide web, than at a little outside coffee shop, or a beach bar? It’s all well and good until you start online banking on an unsecure network, or your neighbour steals your data. According to a recent study, 85% of people connect to free Wi-Fi, despite warnings that their data could be viewed or accessed by a third party.
Imagine a normal day at work. You, a cup of coffee and, obviously, your computer. First things first: operation log in. Many of us have fallen into this rut and we don’t even realize that this apparently insignificant action dictates how the rest of the day goes. As you go through piles and piles of e-mails, the peril of suspicious attachments looms closer than you'd think.
‘Facebook hack’ software STILL leads to malware
Have you ever tried hacking into your friends’ Facebook accounts just for fun?
Never been bitten by the curiosity worm that pushes you to try and find out things that you suppose your buddies are hiding from you?
Hackers have turned their attentions to creating false social media ‘likes’ as they follow the money. By revamping an existing virus called Zeus and secretly planting it in thousands of computers there’s a real threat that in time it could also be used to carry out far more damaging actions.
Social media platforms are a gift for hackers who want to spread their viral creations far and wide, and to as many people as possible. Most social media users don’t even know they’re infecting and infected, until something ‘strange’ happens to their computer.