Cybercrime Defense


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McAfee Cybercrime and Online Threat Predictions for 2009

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Cybercrime Defense


What is a cybercrime?

Cybercrime is an online offense committed by hackers, crackers, and other malicious types that use the Internet to steal identities, hijack PCs, illegally spam, phish and pharm, and other types of fraud.

Why is it a problem?

Cybercrime is a growing problem that negatively impacts everyone. Criminals have exploited software vulnerabilities and human psychology to spawn a broad range of malware and threats including spyware, phishing, botnets (a robot network is a network of hijacked zombie computers controlled remotely by a hacker), adware, rootkits (a group of programs designed to take control of a PC), spam, and unsafe websites.

How can I defend myself from cybercrime?

Fortify your computer with strong security software and keep it up to date. McAfee ® Internet Security software protects against viruses, hackers, and spyware. It includes cutting-edge features: integrated AntiVirus, AntiSpyware, firewall, anti-spam, AntiPhishing, and backup technologies that work together to combat today’s sophisticated, multi-pronged attacks.

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Invest in software that encrypts your files.
Because two million laptops are stolen annually, there's no guarantee that all the information on these missing computers won't fall into the wrong hands. If all the files on these computers were encrypted, then chances are the information...
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