Cybersecurity Reminders from Neighborhood CU
Before we dive into how you can protect yourself, let’s brush up on a few terms you hear when it comes to cybersecurity.
Malicious code (also called malware) is unwanted files or programs that can cause harm to a computer or compromise data stored on a computer. Other names malicious code my go by include viruses, worms, and Trojan horses. To get a malicious code onto your computer, they might try to trick you into opening an email attachment, following a web address, or they might attack without any prompt. Some malicious malware will disguise itself as one thing, such as promising to clean up data on your computer, when in reality they’re stealing your information.
Vulnerabilities are the flaws in software, firmware, or hardware that scammers can exploit to perform unauthorized actions in a system. Typically, these vulnerabilities can be caused by programming errors. Online scammers take advantage of these errors to infect computers with malware or perform other malicious activities. Now, let's discuss the best practices in avoiding device vulnerability.
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As an active part of the community for 91 years, Neighborhood Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial organization serving the state of Texas with branch locations in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Ellis counties, as well as the city of Arlington. With assets topping $1 billion, Neighborhood Credit Union has a continuously growing membership of 56,000. For more information, call (214) 748-9393 or visit our homepage.