7 thoughts on “Malware

  1. Great article on malware! It’s important for everyone in the digital age to understand the risks posed by malicious software. Viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware, and spyware are just some of the types of malware out there. Being aware of how malware spreads through phishing emails, infected websites, drive-by downloads, and infected USB drives is crucial. To protect ourselves, we should keep our software updated, use strong and unique passwords, be cautious online, and install reliable antivirus software. Let’s stay informed and create a safer digital world!

  2. Malware is something that I haven’t worried about for a long time because when I bought my iMac they told me I don’t need anti-virus software as Macs do not get viruses. I wonder how true this is, but five years later touch wood I seem to be ok.

    Thank you for this interesting article. I had no idea that there were so many different types of Malware, and I have certainly learned something new today.

  3. Great overview on malware and its impacts! As someone who’s encountered a Trojan malware first-hand, I can’t stress enough the importance of caution when downloading software or opening attachments from unknown sources. The experience was a wake-up call to regularly update my antivirus software and practice safer online habits. These little steps can make a big difference in protecting oneself from the potentially devastating effects of malware. Your advice on maintaining strong, unique passwords and being wary of phishing attempts is spot on. Thanks for spreading awareness on this critical topic!

  4. I came across this article just as I was reconsidering upgrading my security for PC and other devices! Perfect timing. The article describes all the threats concisely and simply so I have quickly understood so many of the malware terms bandied around these days! I’ve bookmarked your site so I can use it as a reference!

    As a website owner I MUST keep abreast of these malicious softwares and find expedient ways to protect my content, etc.  Your excellent article has really made my responsibility not only to myself but to other networks I’m connected to much clearer! Thank you.

    Blessings and Success.

    Linden

    1. Thank you for your support Linden!

      Also thanks for recognizing the importance of cyber security in this day & age. Protecting against cyber threats is a collective effort, and every bit of awareness helps.

      Have a joyous weekend,

      JadeSola

  5. Hi. Malware is  still a big thing today. Although it doesn’t seem as common today because cyber security is much better than it used to be. But it’s still out there and it’s still employed by bad actors on a daily basis. Including with Facebook or emails. For example I get it often in my Facebook business account.

    1. Hi! You’re absolutely right—malware remains a significant threat despite advancements in cybersecurity. But I believe bad actors continually evolve their tactics, often targeting platforms like Facebook and email. It’s crucial to stay vigilant, regularly update security software, and educate users about phishing and suspicious links. Implementing multi-factor authentication and robust password management can also help protect your accounts. How have you been handling malware threats on your Facebook business account? Have you found any particular tools or strategies especially effective?

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