The Real Victims Of Cybercrime

The increased incidence of online frauds has made the terms "phishing" and "pharming" a part of every Internet user's vocabulary. Phishing and pharming are two common forms of fraud that try to trick victims into believing they are at a trusted websites such as their bank, in order to steal their identity and empty their bank accounts.

Are You A Victim Of Crimes On The Internet?

What should you do when your computer gets infected with a virus? Do not worry; just follow these simple steps listed below for tackling such a problem:

*Disconnect immediately: Unplug the network cable, phone, or modem from your machine. By doing so, you can prevent the data from being leaked back to the attacker. Disconnecting your network connection is one of the most assured ways of putting a stop to the immediate damage.

*Scan your computer with an updated antivirus program: A program with antivirus & antispyware effectively detects and removes crimeware threats that would otherwise remain hidden on your machine. If the threat can be detected but not removed, consult Antivirus's removal tool listing in order to see if the crimeware can be removed using a separately downloaded utility

*Back up your critical information: Sensitive data may be leaked by malware and it also may be inadvertently ruined or lost during the clean-up effort. If you have a back-up software installed, make a copy of your valuable files such as your photos, videos and other personal or work files to a back-up hard drive such as a CD, pen drive or DVD.

If all else fails then you can re-install the operating system of your computer using the discs that you received when you purchased your PC.

Preventing Cybercrime

Cybercrime prevention can be difficult, but when armed with a little technical advice and common sense it will be much easier. Through online frauds criminals are trying to make their money as quickly and easily as possible. The more difficult you make their job, the more likely they are to leave this tough target and move on to an easier target. The tips below are aimed at providing you with the basic information on how you can prevent online fraud.

- Keep your computer updated with the latest anti-virus versions and updates.

- Keep an eye on the security configuration settings of your computer

- Select strong passwords and keep them safe.

- Defend your computer with security software.

- Online offers that look too good to be true are usually frauds

- Review bank and credit card statements on a regular basis.

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With the advent of wireless Internet, more and more computer users are entering the world of cyber space.

Yet, while these users are well aware of the importance of the protection of their computer when hooked up to regular internet providers, they are often oblivious to the fact that the same cyber dangers, and in fact even more, exist in the world of WiFi.

What you may not know is that same Internet connection that makes it possible to check your email from the comfort of your bed also makes it easier for hackers to access your personal information.

It is for this reason, the sharing of the wireless Internet connection, that protecting your computer when wireless is even more important than ever before.