Your system becomes more vulnerable than ever
As such, computers running on Windows XP will become more susceptible to security attacks, said Robert Kurahashi, business development executive at CDI Corp., an engineering and technology solutions company. “Malware attackers will look to exploit XP,” Kurahashi said.
Windows XP is an operating system produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was the successor to both Windows 2000 for professional users and Windows Me for home users. It was released to manufacturing on August 24, 2001, and broadly released for retail sale on October 25, 2001.
What are Network Security Attacks? Network security attacks are unauthorized actions against private, corporate or governmental IT assets in order to destroy them, modify them or steal sensitive data.
A malware attack is when cybercriminals create malicious software that’s installed on someone else’s device without their knowledge to gain access to personal information or to damage the device, usually for financial gain. Different types of malware include viruses, spyware, ransomware, and Trojan horses.
Malicious Software refers to any malicious program that causes harm to a computer system or network. Malicious Malware Software attacks a computer or network in the form of viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, adware or rootkits.
A computer virus is a type of computer program that, when executed, replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code. When this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be “infected” with a computer virus.
A computer worm is a standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers. It often uses a computer network to spread itself, relying on security failures on the target computer to access it. It will use this machine as a host to scan and infect other computers.
A Trojan horse or Trojan is a type of malware that is often disguised as legitimate software. Trojans can be employed by cyber-thieves and hackers trying to gain access to users’ systems. Users are typically tricked by some form of social engineering into loading and executing Trojans on their systems.
Spyware is unwanted software that infiltrates your computing device, stealing your internet usage data and sensitive information. Spyware is classified as a type of malware — malicious software designed to gain access to or damage your computer, often without your knowledge.
Adware, or advertising-supported software, is software that generates revenue for its developer by automatically generating online advertisements in the user interface of the software or on a screen presented to the user during the installation process.
A rootkit is a malicious software that allows an unauthorized user to have privileged access to a computer and to restricted areas of its software. A rootkit may contain a number of malicious tools such as keyloggers, banking credential stealers, password stealers, antivirus disablers, and bots for DDoS attacks.
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