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Most Common Online Cyber Security Threats Everyone Should Know

 Most Common Online Cyber Security Threats Everyone Should Know

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Most Common Online Cyber Security Threats Everyone Should Know

1 – Phishing:
 
Phishing is a common type of fooling, tricking, and counterfeit activity in which fake websites, fake emails, and text messages are sent by intimating a legal source such as a bank. Such emails are often sent to get the user’s password and credit card details. It is generally carried out in a well-organized and official way to urge users to take actions.
 
In this form of activity, the user is often asked to update or approve their accounts in order to acquire their personal information. Facebook has become a common vehicle for phishing. The infected accounts sent malware links to other people via messenger.
 
2 – Ransomware:
 
Ransomware is a form of malware, which after restricting access to files and computers compels users to make payment in order to remove the restrictions. The phishing emails and website emails are the frequent types of injections.
 
Ransomware is basically of two types i.e. encryption ransomware and lock screen ransomware. The encryption ransomware stops the user from accessing a file on computer hard drive by encrypting them whereas lock screen ransomware stops from accessing the computer by image methods.
 
To gain computer access, ransomware will show a notice or warning on the computer that it has been locked and requests for payment to unlock it.
 
3 – Crypto jacking:
 
This is the recently emerged online cybersecurity threat. Crypto jacking is a condition in which the malware rob some of the processing power to extract or mine cryptocurrency. This condition usually happens when any site is visited by means of JavaScript exploit. However, in some cases, it has also happened by using public Free Wi-Fi and phishing attacks.
 
4 – Spear Phishing:
 
Spear phishing is a fraudulent email-fooling act, which targets individual, specific organization, trying to seek illegal access to complex and delicate information or data. The emails normally deceive friends or colleagues. It has been written by a bot to get through someone’s protector.
 
 
5 – Man in the Middle Attacks:
 
When you assume that you are sending data to one site but, it is being hijacked and forwarded to other sites too so, this condition is known as the man in the middle attacks. It usually occurs because of inactive malware which is present on the system for quite some time. It looks like you are entering your data on a right and suitable network but, it is not like that.
 
6 – Mobile Malware:
 
Mobile malware is malevolent software, which typically targets phones and wireless devices. There are various types of mobile malware but among all trojans are the most common and prevalent form of malware which easily gets onto a phone. It is now a myth that users shouldn’t worry about viruses on their phones. The mobile malware collapses the system and results in the loss of personal and private information.
 
7 – Malicious or Fraudulent Ads:
 
The poorly coded ads may not be real malware however they may act in a way that they take over user’s CPU and cause the system to run poorly. Malvertising is an emerging online threat and many reliable websites have fallen victim to advertising network which has presented malware to the visitors. Although some of the ads are programmed to target only people with the help of certain devices or even in specific geographic areas, therefore, in such cases the website owner may not know who they are.
 
8 – IoT Problems:
 
The IoT assures to increase ease and opportunities for everyone but unfortunately, when we consider our home as a computer so, everything becomes extremely difficult and hacked producing some serious cybersecurity risks.

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