Thursday, August 13, 2009
Hackers are the professionals which can be made up by the group of individuals or just an individual alone (hacker, singular form) who hack or get undisclosed information of the corporation or people for their own or personal interest which is against the will or consent of the source.
Beware of hackers and just be observant and cautious in dealing with untrusted websites and pop-ups on your computer screen!
On the internet do not just engage with sites that offer free downloads. Before allowing the files to be downloaded to your personal computer make sure that they are from trusted sites. Investigate and search for the forums or blogs concerning about the websites or the filename to be downloaded if there are complains about it.
It would be better if you do scanning on your hard disks, either built-in or external storage.
If you are using old version of the anti-virus software do not be contented of the scanning. Some viruses cannot be detected by the old version of anti-virus program. Make sure you have the latest version. Even if you have the latest version let us face the fact that there are new viruses being released that even if your new version of anti-virus may not the complete solution.
I would advise that you do multiple scanning. even if I have the latest version I do at least 2 times of scanning my personal computers and my external storage devices. Sometimes, one time scanning can skip other files to be scanned well so I run another scanning and I will stop it after I made sure that the result has "no virus found". It would be better if you update your anti-virus software from time to time if it prompts you to do so while you are online. As what I have said be careful and make sure that all downloads to your computer should be verified and has certificates or information about the source.
Avoid sites that have pornographic contents as much as possible since there are lots of virus spreading over the said sites. If you cannot resist just be careful!
I believe that those who spread viruses over the internet are the hackers.They are using programs and software to keep themselves informed about your activities online and get your personal information while you are registering to your email, signing ups, and keying your credit card info. To keep hackers away from getting into your confidential information some of the credit card companies are using special online alpha-numeric pad and you may key in by choosing the character using your mouse pointer.
To keep hackers out of the picture be cautious, observant, and hear what people say but do not just listen, support it by gathering facts and other relevant information.