As most companies are becoming increasingly dependent on electronic data systems for their work, they are increasingly experiencing regular data loss and even data hijacking.
This can be understood as opposing-forces of archiving and preserving information while at the same time avoiding security threat scanners via intrusion!
The archiving solution DOES work, as long as there is a stated permanent storage of data – usually it is believed that official documentation remains safer than personal data
However, faced with these risks, there is the real possibility of data loss leeching onto computers and paper and thus, the risk of it being lost or stolen. Moreover, it poses a security threat for those using it, especially those on staff.
One of the more disheartening security symptoms to date is the frequent reports of malwareastic attacks against MerchantsInternal Customers using e-mail to deliver surveys and queries, thus counteracting the advantage of the instant feedback method which was being widely misused by disgruntled employees.
It is a wonder how quickly they’ve lost their edge.
Lets take a look at the methods hackers use to beat the security of your computer:
The development of technology has been exponential these past 5 years. Spying devices can be easily hidden in your computer, your phone, or even in your pocket. It doesn’t matter how you hide it, someone can use it to spy on you.
If you or your child use e-mail, instant messaging or even chat services which are completely unprotected, you are susceptible to phone spying.
Why would a hacker want your information?
All it takes is one malicious “GETPAD” to add just a little bit of spam to your life, or hundreds of annoying pop-ups to your screen.
Spyware from websites:
Spyware from websites is another chief concern. This type of software sits on your computer and collects information about your browsing habits. In fact, some can even “wire” your computer to a third party who might steal your data.
How can I be safe?
There are two kinds of strategies you can adopt.
1. Preventing Risk
If you have Norton or McAfee anti-virus software installed on your computer, you are already mitigating the risk. Before you install another piece of software, examine the latest Anti-virus recommendations to determine which products will best protect your computer.
2. Preventing Problems
If you realize your computer is infected with a virus, you are going to have to deal with the problem immediately. Even if you’re using Microsoft programs you’re better off having a resident program that inspects every file on your hard drive and eliminates the threat.
Both MacAfee and Norton Anti-Virus offer free versions of their popular products to home users. These products are constantly updated as new viruses are discovered. Trial versions of anti-virus software are more updated than free versions of anti-virus software. Trial versions of anti-virus software are better because they can be “mutually Exclusive”. That means, one version of the product will not conflict with another version.
If you’re not running an anti-virus program yet, you may want to consider doing so soon. Don’t wait too long, though. The longer you delay in getting your hands on anti-virus software, the more likely it is that you’ll end up with a virus instead.