There are many cyber threats that you should be aware of. Phishing and Malware are two of the most common types of threats. Learn how to identify and avoid these threats. Learn to mitigate technology-related risks while getting the most out of your computing
environment by addressing the risks associating with receiving phishing attempts and downloading programs and other “freebies” over the internet.
Information about phishing emails and how to protect against them.
Malware is a category of software that can be installed on your PC without you even realizing it. Malware is a type of software that is installed on your computer (either knowingly or unknowingly) when you simply access a malicious website or install
certain “free” applications (i.e., torrent apps, web search toolbar, etc.).
The malware can generate pop-up ads on your PC, take you to unintended websites, or even monitor activity on your PC such as the websites that you visit and the keystrokes that you type.
The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team provides an excellent overview of malware. Please take the time to review this brief article on Recognizing and Avoiding Malware.
Here are some steps that you can take to avoid and combat malware: