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How Do I Protect Myself Against Malware?

How Do I Protect Myself Against Malware?
The best way to deal with a malware attack is to avoid getting infected in the first place. This can be a difficult feat if your adversary has access to zero day attacks—attacks that exploit a previously-unknown vulnerability in a computer application. Think of your computer as a fortress; a zero day would be a hidden secret entrance that you do not know about, but which an attacker has discovered. There are many ways in which an attacker might try to trick you into installing malware on your computer. For example, in Syria, pro-Assad hackers targeted members of the opposition with malware hidden in fake revolutionary documents and a fake anti-hacking tool. The best way to avoid being infected with this kind of targeted malware is to avoid opening the documents and installing the malware in the first place.

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Citation: Electronic Frontier Foundation (2014) How do I protect myself against malware - Surveillance self-defense. Retrieved from by estherpepin Mar 9

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