Beware of these 3 popular types of malware
We live in an era where the demand for supplies of the Internet is huge. Surf the Internet can expose ourselves to a lot of dangers that may jeopardize the operation of our devices. On the downside, it is an ideal opportunity for hackers to steal our valuable information. All malicious programs are referred to as “malware” – short version of malicious software.
What is malware?
Malware are programs that merely create the appearance of a legitimate and proven program, and really try to trick users to downloaded it. One of the most common treatments of malware is offer a special promotion or rewards that are make user to downloads them to devices. The intention of the malware is access to stored data or action without the consent of the owner of the device. In recent times, a lot of malware appears when displaying intrusive advertising – forced advertising (adware), which takes over the confidential and sensitive data (spyware).
Check out three examples of the most common malicious software.
Win32 / Crowti
Group of vermin which attempts to the user’s computer plug new records or force him to open the link. According to the scenario, infected computer software required reestablishing, for which you user have to pay. Typically Win32 / Crowti appears on the device form of spam messages received on your e-mail.
Additionally, this threat can be placed on the device by another virus, for example. Trojandownloader: Win32 / Onkods or Trojandownloader: Win32 / Upatre.
Malware family BlackEnergy was created in order to carry out DDoS attacks, spread spam and tricks and bank fraud. To reach a large group of users and infect your machine virus exploits software, messages calling for specific action and download the defective version of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or a combination of both.
Infection by the BlackEnergy virus device occurs through use of shellcodu, which in the form of record or files is placed in impermanent or temporary catalog in the computer.
Andr / BBridge-A
Last but not least is a comprehensive virus, Trojan Andr / BBridge-A, which is known mainly from the fact that it collects customers or users sensitive information such as a subscriber’s ID, IMEI, phone number, network country ISO, phone model, Android OS version and Sim Card info. This happens on a specified server depending on the HTTP protocol.
How to protect?
It is necessary to protect devices against all types of malicious software. Firstly – do not visit suspicious websites and do not click on links for which you are not sure where they lead. One of the signs that shows that you are on a suspicious site are pop-ups. Secondly – do not open e-mails if you do not know the sender or the address from which e – mail was send. This also applies to links added to messages –do not click it. And last but not least – remember to install protection against viruses. Malicious software is evolving very fast, so it is important to keep tools updated to protect devices.
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