As the time passing by, most of the business is getting increasingly dependent upon the internet. Be it monetary transactions or any other sort of confidential activities, more and more organizations are making them active upon the internet. Because of such activities, greater risks of Cyber attacks are getting an obvious matter.
Month October is widely acknowledged in America as Cyber Security Awareness Months which is a good start to increase awareness regarding the vulnerable cyber security threats, their impacts, and their remedies. Small business are more susceptible of getting the victim of such vicious attacks as they don’t bring their concern much towards such small but critical issues. Let’s discuss some of the prominent cyber security threats and tips to eliminate their risks.
1) Spam Mails:-Spam mails are the emails that are sent in bulk to a large group. The purpose is mainly to advertisements or promotions. Sometimes, these mails contains malicious links that can potentially harm your system and can tamper your data.
Remedy:- Equip your system with a good spam filtering software. A good software will properly judge your spam mails. Avoid clicking on the malicious links contained in the junk mails.
2) Malware and Spyware Attacks: Protection of your system from malicious softwares such as virus, trojan horses, worms etc is indispensable .Such kind of softwares can steal confidential information from your system and are a potential threat. Many times, such softwares come along as an additional attraction with some original softwares to gather marketing demography.
Remedy:- A good quality antivirus is a mandate for any computer system. Good quality antiviruses or firewalls warns you when they find any suspicious website or suspicious file intervening with your system. They also block websites bringing viruses or Trojans.
3) SSL Protection:- Secure Socket Layer Technology is advised as one of the best protection against the identity thefts. Identity thefts are those that try to steal personal information for some malicious purposes. Such personnel information is stolen while using credit cards, banking details or other such information.
4) Banking Trojans:- Banking Trojans are designed to steal your name and password detail while getting logged into the banking website. They can pursue this through a phishing email or a downloadable item.
Remedy:– Banking Trojans may not be completely removed through antiviruses or firewalls. The best protection against them is to have a simple computer system, laptop, palmtop etc. just for your banking functionalities and not to use it for other purposes.