Never Get Hacked Again PROTECTION AGAINST SPAM CERTIFICATION: Protect your email accounts
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- Created by Alou TRAORE
- Last updated 12/2019
Viruses and spam what you need to know
Whether you’re a network administrator, use a computer at work, or simply read email, this course is for you.We tell you the facts about computer viruses and spam in a simple, easy-to-understand language
It’s estimated that 80% of all email sent within the entire world is spam. Only 2 in 10 emails are legitimate. That’s a LOT of spam.
And spam isn’t new – it’s been around since email was invented within the 1980’s. While this old enemy could seem easily avoidable for a few , it remains the no.1 explanation for viruses entering and infect staff computers or maybe entire networks.
This course will explain what to seem out for, provide some recommendations on spotting fake emails – even people who look very real – and the way you’ll reduce your exposure to spam longer term
What can viruses do?
Viruses wont to play pranks or stop your computer working, but now they compromise security in additional insidious ways. Here are the things that viruses can do.
■ Slow down email. Viruses that spread by email, like Sobig, can generate such a lot email traffic that servers hamper or crash. Even if this does not happen, companies may react to the danger by shutting down servers anyway.
■ Steal confidential data. The Bugbear-D worm records the user’s keystrokes, including passwords, and provides the virus writer access to them.
■ Use your computer to attack websites. MyDoom used infected computers to flood the SCO software company’s website with data, making the location unusable (a denial of service attack).
■ Let other users hijack your computer. Some viruses place “backdoor Trojans” on the pc , allowing the virus writer to attach to your computer and use it for his or her own purposes.
By the top of this course, you’ll be ready to defend yourself against spam and other phishing attacks
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