Thursday, March 18, 2010

How to Protect Yourself from ZeuS

The security consultants recommends that businesses and home users carry out online banking and financial transactions on isolated workstations that are not used for general Internet activities, such as web browsing and reading email which could increase the risk of infection.

Businesses may even consider using an alternative operating system for workstations accessing sensitive or financial accounts. Keep your antivirus, operating system and software patches up to date. Also do not open suspicious e-mail attachments or links from people that you do not know and even if you do know them, check with them to find out if they sent you something prior to opening the email.

Additionally, awareness for both customers and employees is crucial. In particular, employees who interface with clients should be made aware of these types of threats to help triage potential victims.

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