Military Viruses

Viruses can wreak havoc on any computer and they are most likely to strike computers which are connected to the internet. No computer is safe and this means that all computer users need to spend a large amount of their time securing their computer against these viruses.

Virus

Viruses are particularly nasty pieces of software which are written for malicious purposes. Some viruses are pretty harmless but others will cause your PC a serious amount of harm. Many of these will also compromise the security of your computer which will make it easier for hackers to steal your identity.

Corporate Viruses

It's not just individuals that suffer from viruses. Large businesses also still find themselves affected by these horrible programs. Corporate viruses are on the rise thanks to networks and a worm is able to easily spread throughout the entire network without any intervention.

As everyone is connected to the internet the spread of viruses and worms is made very easy. It's possible for these viruses to spread throughout the world in days compared to the months it use to take before the popularity of the internet.

Military Viruses

Even the military is at risk of computer viruses. Obviously they will take the threat of viruses much more seriously than most computer users. Military computers are privileged with lots of top secret and sensitive information.

Many of these computers also have the ability to control weapons. Needless to say it's vital that security of these computers isn't compromised. The military must be very careful with their data and will do everything they can to secure their network.

Even so, there have been a number of examples of viruses hitting military computers. The military won't own up to all of them but most of the rumors are certainly true.

One of the most revealing is the naked wife virus. This spreads by sending emails to contacts telling them that they have a picture of their naked wife. People are so intrigued that they open the email and try to view the picture.

This just goes to show that a computer is only as secure and honest as the person using it. If someone can be tricked into opening a file then it's very easy for a file to be installed, even if it is on military computers.

Protecting Computers

To protect your computer you don't need to use the same systems as the military. Instead you can use a reliable antivirus scanner, firewall and security suite. These utilities can be run regularly to ensure you are fully protected. The firewall will also help you avoid any future problems by blocking access to your computer for hackers.

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Identity theft comes in many forms.

A person\92s identity can be 'borrowed' for the purpose of creating fictional credit cards or a person\92s entire identity can be usurped to the point where they can have difficulty proving that they really are who they claim to be.

Up to 18% of identity theft victims take as long as four years to realize that their identity has been stolen.

There are many ways to protect your personal identity and many steps you can take to prevent your identity from being stolen:

*Never give out unnecessary personal information
*Never provide bank details or social security numbers over the Internet
*Always remain aware of who is standing behind you when you type in your personal credit codes at ATM machines and at supermarket checkout swipe machines.