December is almost over and January is around the corner. we all know that January will get us all active and vigilant again. today’s article is about this years trends in threats and how to protect yourself in 2019.
Malvertising is a malicious form of Internet advertising used to spread malware. A hacker creates an infected ad. and then spreads it to as many websites as possible. The infection can cause all sorts of mayhem like viruses, spyware, and more
How To Prevent Malvertising
- Update your browser to the latest available version
- Install an ad blocker
- Get a good antivirus
A botnet is a number of Internet-connected devices, each of which is running one or more bots. Botnets can be used to perform a distributed denial-of-service attack, steal data, send spam, and allows the attacker to access the device and its connection. But you need to be careful of the illegal and malicious botnets What happens is that a hacker creates nasty malware that enslaves thousands upon thousands of smart devices (your PC included) in order to get the processing power to do some greater evil. What you probably didn’t know: you might not even notice. it also makes your Pc runs slow and Gives you other types of malware such as spyware.In 2016, botnets made up 33% of all detected malware. In 2018, botnets made up 78%
How to Protect Yourself From Botnets
- Always update your computer’s operating system as early as possible. Hackers often utilize known flaws in operating system security to install botnets
- Don’t download attachments or click on links from email addresses you don’t recognize.
- Don’t visit websites that are known distributors of malware