Later eventually rolls around, and our little pop-up friend is back once again, nagging us to install these updates and restart our computer.And just like during their last visit, we’re right in the middle of something, and the cycle continues.I began my career in the computer hardware industry as an Apple Genius, which allowed me to gain a vast knowledge of consumer technology and issues.At Norton, I am able to integrate my passion for technology and my passion for helping educate consumers about the evolving Internet threat landscape.Just like giving out your SSN and DOB to some stranger that calls you on your phone.
Trying to save the world from cyber threats, one blog post at a time.
Hackers exploit this weakness by writing code to target a specific vulnerability, which is packaged into malware.
These exploits can infect your computer with no action on your part other than viewing a website, opening a compromised message, or playing infected media.
Norton did not prevent this from happening, although in this case the site you were directed to was a safe one Things might be different if the real site was disreputable.
I'm not going to tell how I discovered this because I imagine lots of people (that otherwise wouldn't know how to accomplish this). Didn't Norton at one time have a vulnerability scan?
I will wait until some of the above questions are answered, like Windows 7 PC, bogus emails & fake sites.