by Christi Sommerfeldt, MLIS Canton, NY
Malicious software - or malware- costs consumers billions of dollars each year and threatens the security of computer and Internet users, personal and corporate. Many preventative measures exist that help keep you safe from attacks including:
To learn more and find information on how to be protected from malware, there are a number of resources below that can help:
Mobile devices are the new target for malware. As more consumers depend on our smart phones to access data (email, Internet banking, shopping), malicious code writers are using the opportunity to steal data from unprotected users. BullGuard provides a neat infographic1 of information about this new threat -- something to consider if you have a Smartphone. For more information explore their blog as well as MIT’s page on protecting mobile devices.
1 "Mobile Security & Malware Protection." BullGuard. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2014.
2 "Mobile Devices." Information Systems & Technology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, n.d. Web. 15 May 2014.