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Common Threat Types
- Phishing: most commonly using e-mails for the express purpose of obtaining personal information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) or manipulating others to perform unauthorized actions (such as bank transfers or purchases).
- Malware: malicious software such as computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, key loggers and spyware.
- Social Engineering: the use of deception to manipulate individuals into divulging confidential or personal information that may be used for fraudulent purposes. This would include scareware.
- Education and Training (knowing is half the battle, see below)
- Use Password managers
- Use Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) where possible
- Use malware protection software
- Follow Safe Computing Practices