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5 Ways to Avoid Malware

So, imagine this scenario, you are on a business trip, you had a fantastic presentation and you are so happy that you will end up having a fantastic result. The customer really loves your presentation and hands over the trusty old flash drive “Please save it unto my flash”. What else could go wrong? Well, 2 weeks later you start getting unlimited pop-ups from the internet. Emails are not working everything that could possibly go wrong goes wrong. Like it or not malware have long since been a pain for corporate technology infrastructure. While you may have stringent policies on your network. You may even go as far as to block access to USB ports access and CD drives. The internet remains a valid channel through which malware can infect your system/network. It is not just about malware being a risk to your organization. There is also the risk of identity theft in terms of User profile hacks that could lead to your personal data being available to fraudsters.

Here are 5 ways to defend your system from attacks or identity theft.

Frequent Antivirus and Antimalware Updates

This might be a given however if the licenses are not tracked and currently updated at all times. This can leave your system or network open to attacks. Recommended software includes Sophos, Windows Defender, Kaspersky, McAfee, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics etc.

Multifactor Authentication

This will help you to protect your identity at all times by forcing the logins to be confirmed through other channels like SMS, Phone Call, Authenticator Apps, Secret Answers etc. Tools that you can use for corporate entities include Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite.

Junk Mail

Do not open links or files from your junk mail without consulting an IT support as it could be how malware can get into your system.

Websites Links

If the site is not a trusted site it is advised that you do not click links on it. Only make transactions and visit sites with https, on some web browsers A green padlock icon will appear on the search bar or the words ‘Secure’.

Incognito/InPrivate/Secret Browsing

In order for your passwords not be cached on other systems by errors leaving you to possible attacks, it's essential to use private browsing which does not save any information or history of the sites that you have visited giving you a way of safeguarding your details even if you access another individual’s systems.

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