In today’s video we discuss:
And how to protect yourself. Watch the video to learn more.
What is Spam, Adware and Malware:
Spam and Adware is software that displays advertisements and is integrated into another program offered at no charge or low cost. 2. a type of spyware that gathers information about an Internet user’s browsing habits and displays targeted or contextual advertisements. British Dictionary definitions for adware Expand.
Malware is any software used to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, or gain access to private computer systems. Malware is defined by its malicious intent, acting against the requirements of the computer user, and does not include software that causes unintentional harm due to some deficiency.
Here are some recommendations for you to get started with when it comes to protecting yourself from the different types of Wares that are out there:
AntiVirus Privacy Software:
Sometimes just removing information from your PC isn’t enough. Often a computer virus will cause your computer to collect and transmit data surreptitiously. To prevent the most common viruses, use a good anti-virus software like these.
Kaspersky – Has different types of programs that can protect your system
Norton – Standard anti-virus PC protection from one of the most trusted names in anti-virus.
McAfee – Standard anti-virus PC protection from one of the most trusted names in anti-virus.
AVG – Free – Standard anti-virus protection, although less robust than the paid version, from a trusted name in free anti-virus protection.
Email is one of the most notoriously unprotected forms of communication. Not only is it possible to collect and analyze all plain text emails (that is emails that you have not taken steps to encrypt), but it is extremely easy for oppressive governments, identity thieves and hackers to get the contents of emails. To prevent intrusion by oppressive governments and unscrupulous identity thieves, use email encryption services.
BitMessage – (Free) – Protect the security of your emails. (No Security Audit As of 8-19-2013)
Send me a “Hello” or “test” message.
KryptoKit: Easy-to-Use, In-Browser Bitcoin and Messaging for the Masses
PGP – (Lifetime) – Protect the security of your emails.
Hushmail – Free – Encrypt your emails as they bounce around the Internet, or, if emailing another Hushmail user, completely protect messages from just about all but warrant searches.
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