Trojans

Malicious files or applications that are designed to look trustworthy. Example – Ever visit a webpage and see a popup that says “Antivirus Expired, click here”? These can often be fairly easy to spot, but Trojans can also disguise themselves in more sophisticated ways. Phishing emails are a great way for attackers to send Trojans that may look like trusted word documents, but are carrying a malicious payload. Luckily, a Trojan will not work on its own and needs a user to allow for download. The best way to prevent this from happening is to stay vigilant (AND NOT CURIOUS) when allowing downloads.  

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