Happy New Year to all my followers and those who just stopped by to find out what’s happening with tech4boomers. I begin the year reminding myself and you about making sure to have virus software. As I was preparing to do this blog post, I came across some information that I thought might be useful going forward.
As many of you may be aware, “Cryptocurrency” is digital money. Another name you may be familiar with is Bitcoin. Even if you’re not an investor in this digital payment system, there is something you should be aware of, and that is “Cryptojacking”, sometimes called “malicious cryptomining”.
Cryptojackers are hackers who use your computer, smartphones etc., without your knowledge. It’s another form of malware, which can be loaded on your computer when you click on a malicious link in an email. This form of hacking has become one of the latest online threats to computer users. This malware steals your computer’s resources, and can slow down your device substantially.
- Norton Security considers it the new ransomware and recommends a strong internet security software suite to help block Cryptojacking threats.
- Mcafee advises using comprehensive security software, using a password manger to create complicated, unique passwords. Avoid risky apps, and always keep all your software up-to-date.