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hass and associates cyber security This is one birth of a baby we are not supposed to feel happy about, the birth of the Royal baby. This will deliver viruses around the world and will target you mobiles and tablets. Innocence isn’t an excuse besides staying safe online is easy as 1 2 3. Start by being familiar of the online threats expected to be born this year. Madware shorter term for mobile ware is one of the cyber threats you should be aware of. This will bombards handsets with intrusive adverts which will also target your tablets and PCs. Ransonware is another scam yet to scare you online. This scam attempts to scare users into paying a ‘fine’ for illegal online activities – locking up PCs and informing their owners they owe money to law enforcement agencies. The birth of the Royal baby will bring a huge opportunity for online crooks to spread viruses and spyware through rogue links disguised as news and pictures that relate to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s new arrival. Peter Wood, security expert for Know The Net, said: “With Prince William and Kate Middleton expecting their first child in July, scammers are certain to try and profit from the public interest. “How many people would be tempted to click on an email promising ‘First pictures of the new royal baby’? Don’t open any emails if you don’t recognize the source. It’s important to keep in mind that if you’re in any doubt about the nature of an email, don’t click on any links or attachments, and don’t respond. If your email system allows it, simply mark it as spam, junk or a scam, otherwise delete it.” Ransomware has been predicted by Cyber security experts at Symantec, makers of the Norton internet protection software range. They seem to notice that people don’t buy to their old tricks so rather than conning people into handing over their personal and financial details using disguised links and fake webpages, it takes a whole new approach to internet fraud. Ransomware will lock a user’s compu
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