We continue to see issues about computer security
either because the user does not have software installed or their
software is out-of-date. Realize that the cyber-weirdos creating
these viruses have not stopped. Quite the opposite. The number of
virus incidents is still increasing logarithmically,
loosely meaning that they are growing at a multiple compounded rate.
And not only the number, but there are new types being invented as
For example one of the latest tricks was to collect millions of
e-mail addresses and then use sorting software to find extensions
of legitimate companies. Cyberthugs would then send virus e-mail
that looked like it was coming from a fellow employee. Unsuspecting
recipients of course opened the e-mail because it looked legitimate
but spread either a virus or malware. Malware is generally software
that can redirect the user to legitimate looking websites (like your
bank's website) but are really exact duplicate websites designed
to acquire your identity and financial information.
As software tools grow and become more mature, there
has also been an increase of software that creates malware and
other "bots" to attempt to steal your identity, your
money or both.
New threats are appearing in ever greater numbers because people
do not have to be programmers to launch these attacks.
These intensifying threats require
the absolute latest security software. How much would it cost you
if you lost your data or your identity? It has happened to millions
of people. If you are using Internet software that is more that one
year old, we strongly recommend that you upgrade immediately.