Many pc users are vulnerable to malware due to exposure via email and internet activities.
Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operation, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems.
Malware is common on computers and may also occur on smartphones and tablets.
Malware is typically picked up via an email link or bad website link when users are in a hurry and just click ok without thinking about what they are doing.
Today, malware is used by both black hat hackers and governments, to steal personal, financial, or business information.
Ok, hopefully you get it already. Now what? Give me a call and tell me what is happening. Don’t put it off because it will get worse over time. Malware removal is a specialty at Computer Guy Consulting. 95% of the time we can get your pc back to normal and running fast again! While at it, I’ll make sure your security is up to the task as well.
Why would anyone want to hack my email account?? Well, lots of reasons but all of them want to steal your digital info.
This diagram is worth 1000 words for sure. We all use online services and have website accounts that can put you in a compromised situation should one be hacked. If you need help with a hacked email account or computer give me a call. Don’t wait until your information, identity, or finances are compromised.
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Six Solutions to Protecting Your Information
paraphrased from an article in AZ CPA Magazine March/April 2014 by Marcus A. Clarke
Marcus made the point in his article that hackers and hacking are no longer a teenager in the basement but instead a large, multinational, organized web of cyber criminals. These cyber criminals operate in an underground economy preying on banks and credit card companies. Credit card fraud will likely continue to increase in the future.
Six Precautions You Can Take Now
- Don’t allow personal use of the internet on work computers. If you must, provide separate computers on a separate network for non work use.
- Make sure your computers are free of any malware.
- Make sure you have a verified back up of your data.
- Don’t allow personal email access on business computers.
- If you are still using Windows XP, get rid of it now.
- Use encryption on laptops and usb drives.
Good advice from Marcus. If you need help with any of this call Computer Guy Consulting for a free consultation over the phone. We can assess your needs and schedule a visit to your office or home.