The moment you switch on your computer and connect to the online world you’re opening a door to many threats, and while installing software from companies like Symantec can help a lot it shouldn’t be left at just that for protection. You need to educate yourself on the top web security threats you’ll find online, and then build habits like seen with people learning the best practices for weight loss, so these habits become part of your daily routine.
It’s all about the habits you build — most of our readers that have tried to stay fit or loss weight know that it’s all about building these routines, which allow you to discipline yourself enough to do the right things without thinking about it. The same goes for web security and no matter what computer you buy, you’ll need to build habits by teaching yourself simple steps to take online that help you protect against infected websites, malware, and other security threats.
In the image above you can see the top-10 web security threats, and below this article we’ve embedded an image that lists each of these web threats thanks to the AVG community. You can read more in-depth information on these and the top malware threats in a report here, although it’s very clear that nearly half of all threats come from the “Blackhole Exploit Kit“, or better known as web pages that contain script code to install a range of malware.
This is one of the first steps you can take by educating yourself on the threats out there, and in most cases it’s good to access websites you trust and this is where brand recognition comes in, but it doesn’t mean you should let your guard down for any website. We found a nice guide here that some of our readers might want to read, which lists a Q&A on habits and could give needed insight if you’re new to web security.
What habits have you built for web security, and how important do you think certain habits are? Have a look at the prevalence table for top web threats below and share your thoughts in the comments. In other news for computer and website security it seems that officials feel this type of crime will “equal or surpass” terrorism in the future.