People, not computers, are the primary computer threats. Computer predators victimize others for their own personal gain. Give a predator access to the Internet, and to your PC, and the threat they pose to your security increases exponentially. Computer hackers are unauthorized users who break into computer systems in order to steal, change, hijack, or destroy information, often by installing dangerous malware without your knowledge or consent.
Anyone who uses a computer connected to the Internet is susceptible to the threats posed by computer hackers. Cyber-criminals will often use phishing scams, spam email, instant messages, or bogus websites (which appear to be legit) to deliver dangerous malware to your computer and compromise security. Computer hackers can also try to access your computer and private information directly if you are not protected with a firewall.
While your computer is connected to the Internet, malware that a hacker has installed on your PC will quietly transmit your personal and financial information without your knowledge or consent. Additionally, a computer predator may use the private information that you unwittingly revealed, such as:
Check the accuracy of your personal accounts, credit cards, credit reports, and documents. Are there transactions present which you don't recognize? If so, dangerous malware installed by predators or hackers may already be on your system.
When you arm yourself with information and resources, you're wiser about computer security threats and less vulnerable to threat tactics. Hackers and predators pose equally serious but very different threats.
Sure Network Solutions can help show you how to avoid the unfortunate repercussions of hackers and online predators. If you have questions about hackers, security threats of any kind, or if you simply would like tips on how to best protect your data and infrastructure from intrusion, contact us today for more information.
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