Hackers are stealing passwords with Spyware which is a virus that can monitor every online move you make. But what does Osama bin Laden have to do with that?
Well, the whole world has been captivated by Osama bin Laden’s death and people have been going online searching for videos and photographs of his death. So the hackers have been creating fake videos and pictures. This means if you go searching for that content on the internet, you might end up at a website created to infect your computer, steal your password and take control over your online identity.
“There are new attacks every day, we see something like 90,000 new pieces of malicious codes coming into our labs every day — that’s one every second,” said Graham Cluely, Senior Technology Consultant at the software security company, Sophos.
“The main motive to all of this is to make money,” he added. “They want your email passwords so they can begin to commit identity theft and raid your bank accounts.”
The best advice is to never use an ordinary word as a password. Cluely has a very simple method to ensure that passwords are more secure, easy to remember but difficult for hackers to crack. His example of a strong secure password is “F&WL2HH&E4D.”
“You would be forgiven for thinking ‘I’ll never remember that!,’” he said, before assuring me this is the simplest way to protect your data because the best password is, in fact, a sentence — in this case, “Fred And Wilma Like To Have Ham And Eggs For Dinner” becomes “F&WL2HH&E4D.”
Remember to have different passwords, update them often and scan your computer often with the latest software.
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