Once a criminal, always a criminal?

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Once a criminal, always a criminal?

Mr Ghaz, January 4, 2009

Once a criminal, always a criminal?

Cyber criminal cases were reported drastically increase, especially on a global network Internet scam and fraud. The hackers are now focusing the new Internet users as their next targets, utilizing their most sophisticated cyber technology and advance strategy to access into your account.

Easily access to your network – Electronic devices

The security software makers predict an increase in the theft of personal information. Other ripe targets for identify thieves are the wireless networks that more and more computers users are setting up at home. A failure to block access to your network can allow prying eyes into your hard drive. They can steal your band, meaning that you have to pay everything they download or worse, they can take over your computer and turn it into a zombie to attack other computers

Where will the bad guys turn next? Handhelds also could become vulnerable to hackers and viruses. Small, handy removable devices packed with data such as memory sticks, MP3 players, digital cameras and portable hard disks could also be a gift to thieves.

Next Strategy – Blog and online communities

The web company sees instant messaging, a popular form online communication through services, becoming an appealing target for criminals. Most users trust instant messaging, with its cozy built – in approved contact list, because it hasn’t yet been exploited much. But that may change.

Crooks are now send messages which appear to have been typed by the person you are chatting with that contains links to scam websites. Blog and other online communities are other sure targets by hackers. Several hundred legitimate looking blogs are already run by crooks. They load them with key-logging software or viral code, then send out the address to instant messenger or spam e-mail.

Some of the online banking had encouraged consumers to demand more protection, by increase encryption and identification methods from those they do business with online.


At least a third of the wireless networks that are currently in use are not encrypted and unsecured. Even people who are diligent about regularly updating their security software to protect against viruses and spyware don’t always enable encryption of their wireless devices.

All you need to do is to make sure your wireless network is safe – which is as easy as following the installation instructions. If your network has the basic protection, you can make it harder to penetrate.

These are the important tips to especially all Internet users in order to protect you from the cyber criminal scam or fraud transactions.


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