Malware hijacking credit card etc info?
Posted 04 August 2004 - 12:14 AM
Posted 04 August 2004 - 02:32 PM
Yes, there are trojans that can, and do steal credit card information, and anything else stored on your computer.
If you have been infected with one of these, IMMEDIATELY change ALL passwords, credit/ debit cards, and any other personally identifiable information.
Tp prevent this, ensure that you have up to date antivirus software, and a good firewall, set up correctly.
This is the absolute minimum that you need.
Also make certain when using a credit/debit card on line, that you are on a secure site, and that it is a legitimate website.
Here are some tips, to reduce the potential for spyware infection in the future, I strongly recommend installing the following applications:
- Spywareblaster <= SpywareBlaster will prevent spyware from being installed.
- Spywareguard <= SpywareGuard offers realtime protection from spyware installation attempts.
- How to use Ad-Aware to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Ad-Aware.
- How to use Spybot to remove Spyware <= If you suspect that you have spyware installed on your computer, here are instructions on how to download, install and then use Spybot. Similar to Ad-Aware, I strongly recommend both to catch most spyware.
- IE/Spyad <= IE/Spyad places over 4000 websites and domains in the IE Restricted list which will severely impair attempts to infect your system. It basically prevents any downloads (Cookies etc) from the sites listed, although you will still be able to connect to the sites.
- MVPS Hosts file <= The MVPS Hosts file replaces your current HOSTS file with one containing well known ad sites etc. Basically, this prevents your coputer from connecting to those sites by redirecting them to 127.0.0.1 which is your local computer
- Google Toolbar <= Get the free google toolbar to help stop pop up windows.
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Posted 06 August 2004 - 10:09 PM
Edited by Sho Geist, 06 August 2004 - 10:41 PM.
Posted 26 August 2004 - 06:56 AM