Malicious software is the delivery mechanism used by unscrupulous cybercriminal types to trick you. There is a whole world of online and digital threat that comes from hackers and their malicious codes. Explore more about Malware
Spyware is software that “spies” on your computer to capture information. Information it is after would include: web browsing history, email messages, usernames and passwords, as well as credit card information. If left unguarded (and unblocked frankly), it will transfer this data to a third party computer using internet connections – leaving you vulnerable or possible even out of pocket.
In the fast-moving, more than a little grubby, world of cyber-crime phishing is any attempt to steal sensitive personal data for criminal purposes. Your usernames and credit card particulars are usually on the list of targets. Phishing scam artists will typically use emails, SMS messages, web pages and social media to try and make it look like their messages are coming from genuine and well-meaning sources. The good news is there are clear warning signs to look out for. Explore more about Phishing
Types and examples of antivirus software
What types of sword and shield do you need to protect your Mac or PC from the latest and most devious viruses around?
Advantages of internet security software over simple antivirus software
Having antivirus software on your machine is a considerable benefit. Everyone should have it. There is also a further option called an internet security software suite. It carries extra benefits which we’ll now break down for you.