Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Cybercrooks Target 'Digitally Active'

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
steven johnson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:24 PM
Original message
Cybercrooks Target 'Digitally Active'
Cyber security begins with frequently updated virus software. Frequent updates are critical.



According to the security vendor, recent research revealed that 18- to 32-year-olds are the most social Web users with 59 percent regularly using instant messaging and 67 percent frequently visiting social networking sites such as Facebook. When they're not social networking, 57 percent of 18- to 32-year-olds are using the Web for online banking.

"Many would assume that the younger generation is too savvy to be fooled by online threats, but just because they are tech savvy doesn't mean that they are security savvy -- and this is a very important distinction," said Michael Greene, vice president of product strategy, PC Tools.

"In fact, younger people are at greater risk because of their high consumption of a wide variety of online content. The popularity of social networking sites, instant messaging services and shopping, music and video Websites make these venues a virtual open door for financial gain for cybercriminals," he continued, using the recent Koobface virus, which attacked Facebook users, as an example.

"As cybercriminals adopt more sophisticated methods to trick users into downloading malware, even the most tech-savvy and cautious Internet users are at risk of infection. It is imperative that consumers adopt the latest in security software, behavioural-based protection."


Cybercrooks Target 'Digitally Active'


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC