What is Malware?
Malware is just one more method for cyber-criminals to subtract information from a device without your consent. It is a software created to damage, disrupt, or gain unauthorized access to the data stored in your computer and other devices. Malware can be added to a website so that it infects visitors, hidden within a simple program, or sent via email. With your data, a hacker will earn money by selling it on the darknet. In the worst-case scenario, hackers can also damage your apps, databases, website, and social media accounts. Further, they will bring your system offline. The most common types of malware that can attack your devices include computer viruses, Trojan horses, cryptocurrency miners, spyware, adware, ransomware, wiper, Botnet, and computer worms.
What Can You Do to Avoid Falling Victim to Malware?
- Keep your applications updated and operating system updated since updates are usually created to close security gaps.
- Avoid clicking links on social networking sites, text messages, and links in emails, especially if they are from an unknown party.
- Avoid visiting sites that are not secure. Always check that the URL starts with “https,” which means that it is secure.
- Stay informed about scams, cyber-tricks, and any other strategies designed to fool you.
Buy the Best Tools to Stay Safe Out There
Malware is an imminent threat that is waiting for any mishap to take control of your devices. Plus, it’s something you need to stay on top of because new types of malware are created every day. Fortunately, keeping your business site safe is easier than you might expect. Just call OnePointSync at +1 (720) 571-8218 and let’s start the conversation about how we can help to protect your business information.