IN­STALLING ANTI-MALWARE AND FIREWALLS

Distinguished Magazine - - CYBERSECURITY -

The dan­gers of malware, and how they can in­fect a com­puter and col­lect data stored on that com­puter, like pass­words, IDs and bank ac­count de­tails, is known to most peo­ple. Hence, it is al­most oblig­a­tory for ev­ery in­ter­net user to in­stall anti-malware and an­tivirus soft­ware on their de­vices, if they don’t want to dis­trib­ute their per­sonal sen­si­tive in­for­ma­tion to hack­ers. The same goes for in­stal­la­tion of firewalls on com­put­ers. These pre­vent the user from surf­ing cer­tain traf­fic and blocks ma­li­cious web­sites, thereby pro­tect­ing the user.

Cy­ber-at­tacks have be­come too com­mon for any­one to ig­nore the risks in­volved therein. The steps to en­sure the pro­tec­tion of their on­line pri­vacy might take some time, money and en­ergy, how­ever when one cal­cu­lates the dan­gers in­volved, it makes the ef­forts worth it.

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