December 18, 2014

Hackers use malware to control personal computers

Just a few years ago, chances were relatively low that hackers could take control of your personal computer. For them to do so, you would have likely been tricked into downloading software or opening up a malicious email attachment.

But now, computers can secretly be infected with malware simply by visiting your favorite websites, according to cybercrime experts.

“Everybody is out to get you,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes. “You open your email, there could be a threat there. You open your browser, there could be a threat there.”

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