Saturday, 19 December 2015

Common Computer Threats !!!


 phishing is nothing but an attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by pretending to be a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. it involves sending fake e-mails, text massages and creating fake websites which pretends to be official.

 Modus Operandi :

 They Trick you Through Emails or massages  into giving them your information such as bank details , password by asking you to update, validate or confirm your account.spyware is a software that displays advertisements (adware) or that tracks personal or sensitive information. 


Spyware is a software that displays advertisements (adware) or that tracks personal or sensitive information. it can change the configuration of your computer without your knowledge.

Possible Harms :

  • Collect information about you without you knowing about it and give it to third parties.
  • Send your usernames, passwords, surfing habits, list of applications you've downloaded, settings, and even the version of your operating system to third parties
  • Take you to unwanted sites or inundate you with uncontrollable pop-up ads.

Trojan Horses

Trojans can be employed by cyber-thieves and hackers trying to gain access to users' systems. Users are typically tricked by some form of social engineering into loading and executing Trojans on their systems. Once activated, Trojans can enable cyber-criminals to spy on you, steal your sensitive data, and gain backdoor access to your system. 

·         Trojan-Banker                                                                                                                                               Trojan-Banker programs are designed to steal your account data for online banking systems, e-payment systems, and credit or debit cards. 

  • Trojan-Downloader 
Trojan-Downloaders can download and install new versions of malicious programs onto your computer – including Trojans and adware.