In order to avoid internet security threats, you must have internet security software installed on your computer to defend yourself from any such threats. Since internet is being used for various purposes like online shopping, money transfer, banking, etc. If you do not have proper internet security software installed on your computer, hackers may hack into your banking accounts and misuse it
Here are few points you need to keep in mind in order to avoid internet security threats:
Spyware are programs that are primarily meant to spy or steal your personal and banking information. Trojans, keyloggers, adware are some of the types of spyware. A lot of online identity theft has been caused all over the world because of spyware. Spyware enter your computer when you download potentially danger software that appears to be a legitimate one. Spyware can steal your password, modify settings on your computer and considerably malign the performance of your computer. Installing and running an antispyware is a must on your computer. Make sure you update it regularly.
Spam and email attachments
There are many websites on the internet that ask you to subscribe by typing in your email address on their websites to receive updates and newsletters. There is a high chance of your inbox getting bombarded with all kinds of emails that may carry potential virus in the form of email attachments. Never open or download an email attachment from any unknown source. It may contain virus
Phishing is a process through which hackers steal your highly important information like usernames, password, etc. You will receive an email that will claim to have come from a genuine source and will ask you to open a link that present inside the email; once you click on it you will see a fake login page. The moment you press submit after putting login details, your id will be hacked.