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How Your Computer Can Be Hacked

2017-04-06T11:03:20  +
How Your Computer Can Be Hacked

Here is a list of a few simple ways your computer can be hacked. With so many persons going online to do banking, shopping, social interacting and a lot of other things, it is important that we know how to protect ourselves on the internet against cybercriminals like hackers and scammers.

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A Few Simple Ways Your Computer Can Be Hacked:

  • clicking on a link in a Facebook post, a Tweet (Twitter), an email message, or elsewhere, that takes you to a malicious website
  • downloading pirated or cracked software online embed with malwares like spyware, Trojan horse or Key logger
  • using weak or easily guessed passwords
  • opening a malicious email attachment that contains a virus, Trojan horse or other malwares
  • downloading bogus antivirus software
  • downloading fake software updates
  • allowing an unknown person to access your computer remotely via a remote desktop software
  • not updating your operating system and web browsers
  • browsing the internet without antivirus software installed
  • browsing the internet without a firewall software
  • connecting your computer to an unsecured Wi-Fi connection at places like a coffee shop, hotel or other Wi-Fi hotspots
  • not protecting your Wi-Fi (wireless) connection with a password
  • allowing the "Auto Run" or AutoPlay feature in Windows, which opens a default program (could be a virus), when a flash/thumb drive is inserted into one of your USB ports
  • allow a stranger to use your computer without monitoring him/her
  • installing a malicious Facebook application
  • entering your user names and passwords on a fake or phishing website
  • giving your user name and password to someone who request it via email or telephone

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  • Posted: Nov 18, 2016 6:28 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Bradford, England, United Kingdom

    My upstairs stalking neighbour is sending myself malicious and hacking emails. How can I identity and help to support my claims.

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    • Posted: Nov 18, 2016 8:19 PM by info

      Send the headers of the emails you have received from him/her to us. We may be able to trace the messages to his/her IP address, which you can take to the police. The police will contact the ISP who owns the IP address, who will be able to tell who is using the IP address.

      The police will then further investigate.

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