Computer Hackers

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Computer threats are created by people. Hacker is a person who finds and exploits the weakness in computer systems / networks to gain access. Hackers are usually skilled computer programmers with knowledge of computer security.

What do they do?

  1. Hijack your usernames and passwords
  2. Scanning Vulnerability – they identify security weaknesses in a computer system. Essentially it’s a gateway to additional attacks.
  3. Credit Ruin – Monetary loss – request new account Personal Identification Numbers (PINs), making purchases and obtaining cash advances
  4. Leaking vital personal or business information
  5. Sell your information to parties who will use it for illegal purposes

Protection from hackers

  1. Use firewall and antivirus
  2. Regular update of your OS
  3. Don not open messages from unknown senders or click links in it.
  4. Evaluate free software and file-sharing applications
  5. Increase browser security settings and only download software from trusted sites.
  6. Backup all your data regularly

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