Online Security Threats To Your PC

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Today, everyone is basically connected to web. People spend most of their time on the web for searching or buying stuffs. But most users are unaware of the online security threats that can damage your PC instantly without even letting you know.

The web is not a secure place these days because of some malicious users who, through their knowledge and skills enjoy damaging and stealing someone else’s personal information.

As long these types of users exist, there will always be a need for antivirus products and firewalls. There is always a possibility of your PC getting attacked by the online threats. It’s better to be aware of these types of dangers so you would know how to deal with them.

In this post, I will make you aware of different online threats. They are as follows:

Malware

online security threats Malware is the short form for malicious software. Today,  it’s the most dangerous online threat on web. Forget about the spams or viruses, malwares are the worst kind of threat that is being used by all hackers all over the world to steal personal information of web users. Malwares consist of a programming code or script that is made to interrupt different operations or gain personal information of any user and gains access to someone’s PC remotely.

Malwares has some of it’s own types

  • Adwares
  • Spywares
  • Trojans
  • Rootkits
  • Worms
  • Backdoor

Spywares and Trojans as well as worms can be attached to some files or softwares that may look attractive or desirable to a user and those malwares are made FUD (fully undetectable) through crypters so that antivirus does not catch them. They can steal your personal information and access your computer remotely and destroy your PC completely.

Rootkits are those malwares which are used to make other malicious softwares undetectable so that they remain concealed and hence, are not detected as a threat.

Phishing

Phishing has also been a major threat to users online. Phishing is a technique in which an exact replica of a website is made and then that page is distributed over net. Then, users are fooled by those pages to enter their private  information like bank details or a social networking  login detail and then this information is sent to the attacker so he can use that information as he wish.

For more details on phishing, click here!

 

Today in the online world, these are the two most dangerous threats that can dismantle your PC and your social life. So next time you download a software  from an untrusted site or a person who claims to be genuine and enter your personal details, think upon the fact that you can be the next prey by online security threats.

About Steve Robbins:
Steve Robbins is a self professed geek loves all Tech. He was the former chief writer and editor for TechBugs.

Steve Robbins is a self professed geek loves all Tech. He was the former chief writer and editor for TechBugs.

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13 Responses to Online Security Threats To Your PC

  1. Aman Arora says:

    Phishing has became quite a common threat for everyone these days 🙁

  2. ashish says:

    This is really nice information buddy.Keep up the good work

  3. mannat says:

    malwares have become a real threat these days 🙁

  4. Ankit says:

    I have been the recipient of a malware attack :-(,since then i have a lot more cautious

  5. Rohit Batra says:

    Today security threats are growing a lot day by day.. not only Phishing there are many more threats which are dangerous..

  6. I think it is important to know the threats and know how to prevent them.

  7. Phanindra says:

    Actually these topics (cryptors & binders) are very interesting. I have learnt so many methods (through net) and always get amazed to see the kind of tricks developed to actually get to sensitive information.

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