Posted on November 16, 2015
Types Of Malware
Security threats to PDAs, smartphones and other mobile devices are on the rise, as a lot of sensitive data is stored on these gadgets. In fact, your mobile device might be more open to security threats than you might have thought possible. Do you have a passcode enabled? I don’t think so, and that’s another reasons why your mobile device is so vulnerable to security attacks. Moreover, Android phones have the highest security risk, according to Skycure.
These are viruses with a common objective: getting confidential data or money. Any business or person can become a victim of this type of malware. If you have an Internet connection, you can become a victim of this type of cyber-attack. These viruses will silently compromise your computer system in subtle ways. Even worse, these custimized attacks are very difficult for any conventional antivirus to fight against them.
Rootkits are malwares that use the rootkit to avoid detection. The rootkit is a set of programs that the operating system hides from the other parts of the operating system. Some spyware and adware have been using the rootkit to hide. A malware will use the rootkit to remain undetected while staying active inside the computer. A rootkit might become active when your PC starts up, or it can also run automatically when your system is restarted.
A virus is just a small computer program designed to interfere with your computer´s operation. A virus can do a lot of things to your computer such as deleting its data, using email programs to send out messages, and many other things. You can even get a virus from an instant messaging system or email. That’s why it is very important for you to avoid opening any email attachment that you don’t know who has sent it.
Spyware is a computer program designed to intrude on your privacy, and you might not realize what’s going on. A spyware will collect data about your browsing activity, interests and preferences. This data will be sent out to the spyware’s creators. It can also be stored on your PC. A Trojan is a type of spyware that will be installed on your computer without your permision. A spyware can be installed with your awareness or consent, but that’s not always the case.
Phishing is any attempt to get sensitive data such as credit card details, passwords and usernames, which can often be done with malicious intentions by using the name of any trustworthy entity in the world. An unsuspecting victim can be catched by a fake aution site, social web site, bank, IT administrator or online payment processor. A phising email might have a link to a malware-infected site.
Spam is any unsolicited email message. These messages tend to have an advertising content and are sent in mass. In these fake messages, the sender’s email address is often spoofed, or the message might not have any Reply address featuring an eye-catching suject most of the time. You might also read about miracle products, ways to make easy money and many other things in these messages.