Oracle Tips by Burleson
Chapter 12 - Virus Attacks
Unfortunately, the problems associated with
virus attacks are an ongoing challenge. Computers must be secured
today, but they will also need to be secured again tomorrow. In
fact, they will need to be secured every day if the goal is to stay
in front the evolving threat.
The growing presence of viruses and increasing
hacker activity make it unlikely that any computer will ever
completely escape an attempted attack by a virus or hacker.
However, thanks to the variety of protective measures available
today, many computer users will never even know the attempt was
made. The defensive actions taken by the vigilant user will repel
attacks and the virus will move on seeking a softer target.
Computer users who fail to keep their systems
in a solid defensive posture, however, will inevitably find
themselves dealing with the inconveniences associated with a
successful virus strike.
In this chapter, the threats posed by computer
viruses and other destructive programs were detailed. The keys to
successfully protecting your system were covered. The key steps
Install a trusted antivirus program from a
Ensure regular updates of antivirus software to
protect against constantly evolving viruses.
Make sure operating system and browsers are up
to date, with the latest revisions and patches installed.
Use common sense. Be aware of the danger.
Know what is normal for each computer and be
sensitive to changes in its operation.
While viruses, worms and hackers are a threat,
unfortunately they are not the only threat. In the next chapter,
the world of spam will be explored and tips on understanding how it
is used to intrude on safety and privacy are included.
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