What motivates people to create computer viruses?  Well, Identity Theft is a big motivator!image_email_envelope
Viruses designed to steal sensitive information sift through the traffic to and from a computer for interesting information such as passwords or credit card numbers.  This information is then sent back to the virus creator.  “Keylogging” is a common method of stealing information.  Keylogging keeps a record of everything that a person types into the computer (i.e. passwords, emails, home banking data, etc.).
Protecting yourself from computer viruses is an ongoing process.  Preventing SPAM can help protect yourself in the first place!  Any questions?  Call IT Radix today…that’s what we’re here for!