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Do You Have Sufficient Protection from Viruses and Malware?

Viruses and Malware

With technological security risks becoming more prevalent and complex, there can often be some confusion as to whether you have sufficient protection from viruses and malware. It’s important to understand that basic or free virus programs may not provide sufficient protection from viruses and malware attacks, especially for use in business. Malware encompasses many forms of malicious attacks, from simple nuisances to serious security risks, and viruses are just one type of malware. Some types of common viruses and malware include: Spyware – This type of malware hides on a computer for the purpose of tracking activity and sometimes to…

Protect Your Digital Data from Cryptolocker Virus

CryptoLocker

With the recent uptick in cyber-attacks, it’s important that you understand and implement measures to ensure your valuable personal or company data is protected from viruses such as the CryptoLocker. What is CryptoLocker? The CryptoLocker virus and others like it are designed to essentially hold your computer’s data for ransom. It can infect a computer when the user accidentally downloads the virus when clicking on a link in their email or website. Infected email typically poses as a legitimate company, such as UPS or FedEx with a link to track a package or check on an order status. The virus…