The Love Bug Virus

Love Bug VirusSounding like a potentially wonderful thing, the “Love Bug” was a very destructive virus. Sometimes call the “ILove You” or “LoveLetter” virus, it was created by a young man in Manila and, in May 2000, shut down millions of computers in the United States, most of Europe and other parts of the world.

This type of virus, revolutionary at the time, comes to the user in the form of an e-mail with the subject “I Love You”. It was actually a macro the runs in Microsoft Outlook. These are technically called worms because along with infecting the host computer, they replicate themselves and continue to other systems.
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Netiquette

Netiquette is the combination of Internet and etiquette. What is etiquette in the first place? Etiquette is the proper behaviour expected of you when you are in a social environment. When you are in a formal gathering then it is proper for you to wear formal clothes. When you are dining, you should use the proper utensils for every course. Talking out of turn should also be avoided when upholding proper etiquette. Saying bad words is impolite and should be avoided at all costs.

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Spyware

spyware.jpgSpyware is software designed to monitor computer activities and makes use of personal information. At a minimum, this may be used to monitor browsing habits and tailor advertising delivered on pages; on the other hand it may also be used to gather private details which may be used for identity theft. Other names for spyware or related programs include; malware, crimeware, PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) , adware, dialers, keyloggers, or spybots.

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Phishing

Proceed with caution.Phishing is a malicious activity performed by online criminals. They want to steal your personal information or your credit card number so that they can launder money through your account. They may want to steal your home billing address or get your passwords so that they can access your personal information and steal your identity. If you do not want phishing activities to bother you then you should be on guard all the time.

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Spam

Red letter email.Spamming is simply mass mailing, also known as unsolicited bulk emailing. You can receive spam in your inbox anytime. You can get offers through spamming, Some of which will offer you free product samples or large discounts on products. Some will even give you free money. Of course, this is what the spam mail tells you but it is not what it does.

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