Staying alert and knowing the effects of malware, adware, Trojan, viruses etc can help detect infections.
The extent of the damage caused by malicious software will often depend on whether the malware has infected a home computer or a corporate network. The consequences of the damage may also vary according to the specific type of malware and the type of device that is infected – plus the nature of the data that is stored on or accessed by the device.
Whereas, in some cases the results of a malware infection may be imperceptible to the user, in other cases the damage can have serious consequences:
For home users, an infection may involve the loss of relatively unimportant information that can be easily replaced or it could result in the loss of information that gives the cyber criminal access to the user’s bank account.
On a corporate network, a Trojan virus that sends spam may generate a minor increase in communications traffic, whereas other types of infection could result in the complete breakdown of the corporate network or the loss of business critical data.
Conclusion: Know Your Enemy: With the rapid growth of information technologies and online data storage, maintaining security at the necessary level has become a real challenge. Staying alert is a large part of staying secure, so keep up with the new security challenges that arise and know your enemy to win the security battle.
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