• It is vital that your anti-virus software is always updated to get maximum efficiency. Visit the supplier’s web site when installing anti-virus system and check out the auto update feature.
• Do not use two anti-virus products simultaneously. If you already have an anti-virus and want to install another, you must first completely uninstall your present anti-virus before installing a new one.
• You must at least use an Internet service provider. Check if it has a spam email filtering and server side anti-virus feature as back up protection.
• There are anti-virus software that work with spyware, Trojans and other malware. If yours have limited effectiveness, consider getting a separate product.
June 10, 2012
June 7, 2012
The famed micro-blogging site was again targeted by an attack that re-directed users to sites that took the usual form of malware laden sites, telling users to install software that in fact did nothing but loaded their system with exploits that is reserved for later by hackers. The detected problems had computer systems made ready for drive-by attacks that would get hold of their user data and log in’s for the many other social sites or those they find saved on the computer’s memory for their use in identity attacks. Much more dangerous that the previous attack which was more the result of a bored teen who wanted to become famous, responsible for the Mikey attack that victimized and spread much like malware, using the saved names in the database sending out copies of itself as it goes out to propagate. That time, there was a mere nuisance message that kept popping up everywhere but this time round, security analysts have found links to organized criminal groups that have been poised to take advantage of the security flaws should it have not been detected. (more…)