What is a Keylogger? Why is it so Dangerous?

What is a Keylogger? Why is it so Dangerous?

by Jeandre de Beer

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All of us have heard about viruses and malware – but not many of us knows exactly what a keylogger is and why you should do everything possible to protect yourself from this.

A keylogger is a piece of software — or a hardware device — that logs every key you press on your keyboard. It can capture personal messages, passwords, credit card numbers, and everything else you type.

Keyloggers are usually installed by malware programs and the idea is to get your personal information and credit card details.

 

How a Keylogger Would Get On Your Computer

 

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Why am I receiving so many SPAM emails?

Why am I receiving so many SPAM emails?

By Jeandre de Beer

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Spam emails is a huge time waster. Spam is unsolicited emails that you receive – basically any email you receive that tries to sell you something that you did not sign up for.

You get to work on a Monday morning – already stressed out about the day’s tasks – you open your email client – and you see a mountain of mails waiting for you.

As you start to read through them you realize that most of the emails you received over the weekend is spam.

It takes forever to sort your email – deleting spam mails and moving legitimate emails to another folder. Before you realize it – you wasted an hour of your morning.

 

 

Is there any way to prevent spam? Read more

I have an Anti-Virus program – Why do I still get infected then?

I have an Anti-Virus program – Why do I still get infected then?

By Jeandre de Beer

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Many times a client asks us this question : I have an Anti-Virus program installed and I keep it updated on a regular basis. I update my Windows with the latest security patches, but I still seem to get virus infections from time to time – WHY?

This is a very good question, since so many believe that having an anti-virus program installed protects them fully from getting infected – sadly it doesn’t.

Staying protected is not easy.

 

In simple terms there are three components when it comes to virus infections : Read more

How do I protect my computer from Viruses?

How do I protect my computer from Viruses?

By Jeandre de Beer

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Viruses are common place today – and each day new viruses are released. Most of the times they make our computers slow and displays annoying pop up ads, but sometimes they can destroy data.

It is best to make sure that we are adequately protected against infection.

 

 

Here are four steps to keep in mind : Read more