It's becoming more apparent to us that people are still slightly uninformed on certain issues.
So I thought I'd take it upon myself to highlight a common area for concern.
This one has been dubbed "ClickJacking." Sophos Security have found this to be one of the most common attacks hitting Facebook users. These attacks use maliciously created pages where the true function of a button is concealed beneath an opaque layer showing something entirely different. This can be sharing or "liking" the content mentioned but it will then send the attack out to your contacts via news feeds and status updates, giving the harmful software a further reach.
It's very similar to the malware that circled around e-mail addresses and windows live messenger users 8 years back, but it does require the user to actually click the link or something containing the malicious code. Malware writers will always exist so we believe it is better to educate people on avoiding them rather than consistently trying to stop them.
A perfect deterrent for these types of situations is ESET Smart Security, which comes equipped with all the anti-virus software from NOD32 but also a spam filter which will greatly reduce the amount of these coming through.
The other benefit is ESET will actually block any website it believes to be malicious, so if you do accidentally click a bad link then ESET will block the site and prompt you on why it's done that. You can get by a lot on common sense but nowadays the e-mails are starting to look so legitimate it's just getting harder and harder to stay safe.
If you have been a victim to ClickJacking or have any other issues with your IT then why not call Auratek and let us help?
Just like a Chameleon adapts to the environment around it, we work hard to adapt to yours. Our team will learn about your IT hardware and software systems to offer the best level of IT and network support possible.
Our experienced team are available to help you without the walls of jargon and rigidity preventing you from getting where you want to be.
At Auratek we are open with our price, we have nothing to hide, and with our flexible options, you never have to pay for anything you don’t need.
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Our friendly team have over 30 years of combined experience and are based in our High Street offices in the heart of Broadstairs, Kent. We are always on hand to help plan and maintain your IT systems, whether this is remote, onsite or even in our offices.
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We’ve all found the technical support from Dan, Melissa and the team to be very good. Couple that with a genuinely friendly and helpful attitude to the customer, you can’t go wrong.
Jon Cleverdon - Director
Cleverdons, Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors