Most of you have been victim of a computer virus or malware at some point and probably have just chalked it up to chance. Here is hard evidence that malicious hackers are greatly increasing their arsenal and the intelligence of their methods. Just five years ago, it seemed that viruses were just an anomaly that would soon be contained. The fantasy technology in Johnny Mnemonic is coming closer faster than anyone expects. Have you checked your firewall lately? Are your virus scans current? What about that wireless router you use at home? Do you use the security and encryption on it or did you leave an open door for just anyone driving by to basically come into your home? Take care of yourself and those around you by insisting on firewalls, current virus protection that includes email and internet scanning and finally, use the internet with this information in mind. If you go to sites that you feel or know are unsafe, you’re not just putting a bulls eye on the information stored on your computer, you’re putting an open call for people to come get it. These malicious hackers are determined, intelligent and dangerous!
My apologies for the non .Net related posting, but this is an extreemly important topic and everyone needs to be informed, aware and watchful.
Back to regular programming with the next post. Thanks for listening and please take your precautions.