Wondering how safe or at risk are you on the Internet? Do you wish someone could guide you through methods to stay protected online every time you begin your browsing session? Then you have landed at the right place. Here, we will not only be discussing about latest risks prevalent in the threat landscape, but also invite readers to share their queries and views about them. Well, before getting to know about methods of protecting yourself on the Internet, you must first be aware of security offenders willing to take a toll on your security.
Who is Attempting to Ruin Your Confidentiality?
How often do you open up Spam messages barging your inbox? How many times do you remember landing at a hoax website meant primarily to collect your secret information? You are being put through these questions because this is the truth of modern threat landscape. Phishing, spearphishing, spywares, email spams and email malwares are quite popular in the security industry these days. These intrusion methodologies utilize social engineering techniques to get hold of personal information of victims for the purpose of carrying out identity theft. Several intruders plot targeted attacks on organizations which maintain customer databases in the form of bank account and other financial details.
In a recent incident, a targeted attack was held to compromise the database of several companies in Gulf countries and Caribbean islands. It was a phishing attack, made with the motive of loading malware in computers of the victims. Moreover, the year 2012 witnessed incidences of data breach at renowned social media players like LinkedIn.
As per Symentac Security Intelligence Report for the month of May 2013, Email malwares are menace the world over. Multitude targeted malware emails have been of immense concern in public sector organizations globally. A spam rate of as high as nearly 67% (of all mail messages) was reported in the month of May in numerous countries. Spammers are targeting vulnerable unsuspecting PC users to load malicious codes onto their systems. Moreover, several hoax emails posing to be from youtube are attempts to bring in Trojans. Further, you should also be mindful of numerous crimeware programs which carry Bots, Spywares and Trojans.
Seeking Optimum Security with Antivirus Only?
Getting optimum protection for one’s PC and data is a matter of concern for all PC users. However, many of us settle for conventional antivirus for computer security. These signature based PC Antivirus Software not only prove to be redundant in the present times, but also suffer from serious limitations of slowing down your PC speed. However, a total security software program is the best way to strengthen your PC security regime. It gives you the shield of enhanced protection of intelligent antivirus software without disturbing you between your work. Total security is the need of the hour.
Did you face any Internet threat lately? By concluding this blog I invite you to share your opinion and tell us more about other prominent current threats not discussed here.