Ever heard of a Zombie Computer?
Not one that’s risen from the dead… although that would be interesting! A zombie computer is one that has been hijacked and controlled by a third party, usually through malware, viruses and trojans.
Have you ever wondered why you’ve got hundreds of spam emails in your junk mail? Well, there aren’t loads of people out there manually emailing your business, it’s usually down to ZOMBIES!… and your computer could be one of them!
While your Walking Dead variety zombies love chomping down on brains, these digital zombies prefer to eat up your computer processing time and memory, meaning that there’s less available for you to do the tasks that keep your business running.
If you get enough zombies together, you have what’s called a botnet – a big massive farm of zombie PCs which hackers can use to send out mass spam campaigns or even bring down a website in a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS).
Basically, what we’re trying to say is… don’t feed the zombies!
There’s some easy ways to make sure you don’t, like making sure your software and antivirus are all up to date, having strong firewalls in place and providing great training to your staff to make sure they know how to avoid getting infected!
To find out more about how to protect your business….. Who ya gonna call?….