11 hidden security threats and how to stop


This is a must read.

Do you know how to guard against scareware? How about Trojan horse text messages? Or social network data harvesting? Malicious hackers are a resourceful bunch, and their methods continually evolve to target the ways we use our computers now. New attack techniques allow bad guys to stay one step ahead of security software and to get the better of even cautious and well-informed PC users.

Don’t let that happen to you. Read on for descriptions of 11 of the most recent and most malignant security threats, as well as our complete advice on how to halt them in their tracks. (Source: Infoworld)

Here are the threats:

1. Shortened URLs

2. Data Harvesting

3. Social Network Impostors

4. Web Snooping

5. Scareware

6. Trojan horse texts

7. Lost laptops, exposed data

8. Rogue Wi-Fi hotspots

9. Weak Wi-Fi security

10. Endangered data backups

11. Unpatched software

Go here to learn about the threats and how to protect against them.  And learn about 5 security myths as well.

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About brvanlanen

Just a thirty-something guy currently hanging it up in the greater Green Bay area. My post-high school educational background is mainly in the Information Technology field. Specifically I have an A.A.S. in Computer Network Systems and a B.S. in Information Systems Security, both from ITT Technical Institute, in addition to A and MCDST certifications. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and sports. My Christian faith is also important to me as a Missouri-Synod Lutheran and all my children attend a Lutheran grade school. When it comes to political leanings I am a conservative first and foremost which you will discover rather quickly. As for sports I am a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Posted on January 25, 2010, in Cybersecurity, Security, Security tips, vulnerability and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on 11 hidden security threats and how to stop.

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