|IT INFORMATION SECURITY
Most users know that clicking e-mail or Web links can be dangerous. But, did you know that you can get infected just by visiting a Web page? Today's web-based attacks often blend several types of threats, some with multiple payloads, including keyloggers that record keystrokes (credit card information, passwords, etc.), as well as programs that upload your data to a remote site. In "Web drive-by" attacks, for example, hackers booby-trap Web pages with self-installing malware that infects your computer while you browse. Free toolbars are a common ruse for spyware, adware or other malware. Some fake toolbars imitate legitimate ones to fool users. But even legitimate toolbars can have security holes and be vulnerable to hijacking or other attacks.
How safe are you when you're online? Complete this checklist to learn what to watch out for.
Security Awareness Checklists
Passwords - Macintosh OS - Windows OS - Anti-Spyware for Windows
Anti-Virus Software - Sensitive Data - Backups - Email - Internet - Identity Theft
Mobile Devices - Internet Cafes & Public Computers - Physical Security