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Different Types of Spyware and How to Avoid Them

July 28, 2022

Spyware is excellent at hiding itself in your operating system. They are usually found in downloads or via a phishing attack which can be installed on any devices like smartphones, laptops, and PC. Let’s take a look at the different types of spyware and learn how we can avoid them to protect your privacy. Types of Spyware Keyloggers – They use it to capture the computer activities by sending them the keyboard outputs. All the information can be stolen including login credentials and passwords. Password stealers – Created to gather passwords from your computer including saved web passwords and system logins. It can also use cookies to allow them to use websites using your id. Baking trojans – They use this to create a fake bank site so that the person can conduct transactions and steal their login credentials. Mobile spyware – Can locate your location, call history, contacts, and photos from your mobile devices. Video spyware and sound recording – Some apps need access to cameras and microphones, this could be used to record the activity without your knowledge and operate to run facial recognition on the software. How to Avoid Getting Spyware Keep your computer and software updated. It helps fix some apps that hackers use to get in. Always use a strong password on your computers. Limit administrator access on your computer or phones to avoid installing spyware as possible. Do not use unsecured Wifi Do not grant all permissions to access the camera, phone, and personal data. Make sure to check the apps properly. Don’t click anything you see in your email unless they are coming from legit websites and do not download from unfamiliar file-sharing networks. Use anti-virus and anti-malware to protect your devices. To make sure your computers are protected, we recommend contacting JB Technologies right away. Feel confident about the security of your computers from anyone who tries to hack you.

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