Viruses come in all forms and sizes. Now, you may be infected simply by clicking on a link from a friend via Facebook or Twitter. The social networks are now breeding all forms of virus infections.
The virus will come from a friend or co-worker, and will be in the form of an advertisement or question. “Are you in this picture” and special gift card invitations have stolen many people’s accounts. The hacker will guess somebody’s password, send out a link to friends, and if the friends fall for it, the perpetrator looks to profit from referral fees in sending folks to marketing sites. Your computer, in turn, could turn into a slow, infected machine that cannot get on the Internet any longer.
This is very sketchy. For those who are looking to network or have been on Twitter or Facebook, you can prevent the hacker virus be performing the following security steps:
- Change your password to 8 digits with 1 Capital, 1 number, and 1 lower-case number.
- Make sure to only befriend those who you know.
- Do not click on suspicious links.
Please follow the above steps and make sure you have updated anti-virus software. Then, you’ll be secure against the hacker virus.