Social media is just another communication channel it’s a way to express your self, connect with others,
Publish your work, and even promote things and ideas but unlike having a phone conversation. Social media is public so it can reach a lot of people because it spreads quickly and results in a permanent record and that permanent record can be found on the search engine for a very long time.
This article is about malware threat on internet (social media) users and how they can prevent it
What is Malware?
Malware is a malicious software that is used by attackers to disrupt your computer or mobile device or steal information
The first Internet worms were created as pranks but today malware is used to
To acquire a sensitive personal financial and business information by professional criminals
Malware can disrupt PCs (windows computers), Mac computers, smartphones, tablet.
So Malware can be a computer virus to shut down your hardware or corrupt your operating system.
This is what you can do to increase your security
1. Only connect to the Internet through a firewall
2. always keep your machine’s software up to date
3. When using the Internet and social media never click on attachments unless the source can be trusted
4. Always verify that the sender is what they say they are by looking closely At their actual email address Cybercriminals may pretend to be people they are not