Cyber Security 101: How Much Do You Really Know?

Cyberattacks. We hear about them everywhere – from your neighbor whose son downloaded a video game that crashed his computer, to your sister mistakenly clicking a bad link that tricked her into buying shoes she will never get, and even bigger ones, like hackers stealing Target’s entire customer database.

But how much do you really know about cyber security? Like, do you know the difference between a virus and a spyware? Confused about the difference between ransomware and phishing attacks? And what in the world is a man-in-the-middle?!

To ease your confusion, we created a short summary of common cyber security terms for you to get familiar with. We also included some nice stats to make you well-aware of the dangers present and just how popular these attacks are.

We hope this information helped you gain a better understanding of the different cyber threats and their numbers! As cyberattacks only grow in numbers and variety year after year, it is wise to have an advanced cyber threat protection software in place. Opt to get one that is up to date with the latest technology, such as that of ZoneAlarm by Check Point, which uses the most advanced enterprise-grade technology (what the huge companies use for their protection), only made for home-users (regular Joe’s).

You can get free and paid versions of different products such as Antivirus and Firewall, stand-alone products such as ZoneAlarm Mobile Security or ZoneAlarm Anti-Ransomware, or more comprehensive packages such as ZoneAlarm Extreme Security, which combines PC and Mobile protection (Android&iOS) with all the cyber security essentials.

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