It’s great to be able to be connected everywhere we go, although I am very happy there is a way of shutting these things off!
These days, you can do your business virtually anywhere, but there is something we all need to be aware of that all of these tools have in common: Malware.
Malware comes in many forms. It can be as innocuous as a small snippet of software called a “cookie,” set on your computer to keep track of your surfing and clicking habits on a website. Every time you log in anywhere, cookies are used. Most of them are not malware, per se, but they do load up on your computer, and if you never dump your cache, can slow your device down.
Malware, the kind we really need to be aware of, can be code that loads on your computer and collects information on all you do. This is called spyware. It can collect all kinds of data from your computer that you want kept private, in some cases including passwords and banking information.