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Security Threats: Virus, Spyware, Adware, Spam, Spoof, Phishing, Pharming, Scareware, Rootkit, Sniffer


Spyware – How to Identify?

What is Nuisance Ware & Stalker Ware?

Nuisance Ware & Stalker Ware
  • Spyware monitors email, SMS, MMS, intercept live call and VoIP
  • Nuisance ware – with software potentially unwanted programs (PUP) to interpret web browsing
  • Stalker ware – anyone can buy to spy
  • Person enters a house you have to identify – whether he/she is a guest or a thief.
  • Spywares can be password stealers, banking Trojans, info stealers and key loggers

Tell – Tell Signs

Tell – Tell Signs
  • Spike in data usage
  • Battery drain
  • Automatic shutdown
  • Slow performance
  • Odd noise
  • Unintelligible text message
  • High temperature new toolbar
  • Difficulty logging in to websites
  • Antivirus stops working
  • Pop up advertisements
  • Without symptoms doctors cannot treat


Unusual Social Media Message
  • Unusual social media message
  • Text message
  • Email
  • Delete without clicking or downloading
  • Lure you to execute software
  • Data confiscated at repair shops
  • Invisible hard to detect
  • Apps outside google play store

Prevention is Better Than Cure

Prevention is Better Than Cure
  • Run scan
  • 2 factor authentication
  • New email ID
  • Biometrics
  • Factory reset
  • Secured Wi-Fi
  • Trusted source
  • Antivirus
  • 2004 survey America Online and National Cyber Security Alliance – 80 % system affected by spyware; 89 % users unaware about the presence and 95 % confessed that they never granted permissions to install.