By: Jerry White, Xcentric Project Manager
During the course of a work day, the average computer user clicks 1980 times.
Do you stop and think about each of your clicks? Maybe you should. Any seemingly innocuous click has the potential to invite malware, spyware, viruses other unwanted things into your computing environment. Whether you consider yourself a computer genius or a complete beginner, people with bad intentions are finding more and more ways to get what they want from you online. As users become more aware of the techniques used by hackers, phishers and scammers, the more advanced and elaborate those techniques have become, as they try to stay one step ahead. Below are a few examples of where clicking can easily get you into trouble, and how to avoid said trouble.
Have you found yourself attempting to download a file, perhaps a piece of software, from the internet and been presented with something like this:
In that screen shot alone, there are at least 8 instances of the word “Download”. Knowing