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Some basic recommendations to improve safety

The ways to get our data and break our security are increasingly sophisticated. The shortened URL, Trojans and viruses target embedded in common documents make protecting these modern threats is extremely difficult.
According to Symantec's Annual Report 90, 6% of spam contained a URL, or link, driven primarily by an increase in the second half of the year to use shortened URLs in spam campaigns. shortened URL hese helped conceal the true website that the user visits and became more difficult for traditional anti-spam filters to identify the messages as spam. URL shortening is frequently used in social networking and micro-blogging sites and is very popular among criminals in line due to inherent trust relationships between users of these sites.

Attackers use any excuse as the death of Michael Jackson or the World Cup to attract end users to click on malicious links posted on forums or blogs. Acting as legitimate commentators and posters on blog sites, criminals are finding it easier to lure unsuspecting users to malicious websites.

In addition to malicious sites, malicious software that infects end users is very dangerous. Spyware common Internet is a generic software captures everything written on a computer. This makes your banking information and passwords are at risk.
Unfortunately, that's not the only risk to users. Instead of stealing money from bank accounts compromised, attackers are able to sell email accounts and social networking credentials. Credentials logon to social networking sites and email accounts are sold to cybercriminals who use them to distribute spam and malware to another. Accounts of Twitter are being sold for $ 1,000 USD.
Surprisingly, the simple techniques of spam are still effective. Three of the most common subject lines used by spammers include a blank subject line, "Outlook Setup Notification" and "Reset your Facebook password." It only takes a person visiting a malware hosting site or open an infected document to be distributed over the network.
The growing mobile workforce has employees working not only at home, but the cafes and other insecure public networks. Mobile devices can be infected in many ways, including email, MMS, external memory cards, PC synchronization , unsecured VPN and even via Bluetooth. With an increased uptake of mobile devices, the risk / reputation for business, communication and continuity are increasingly serious and requires the need for good processes.
It is therefore important to emphasize that:

  • Beware of shortened URLs. Verify the sender and ask if directed where needed.

  • Do not install programs on your computer to pages where you do not trust, not even "just try it".

  • Beware of emails you receive and do not click or open any that have the subject blank or it intends to renew passwords or include notifications that you have not requested.

  • Vaccinate your removable devices like External Memory, MMS, SD, USB and others before opening them on any computer. This includes mobile devices (phones).

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