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It’s August 5, 2016 and you settle down at your computer to watch the Olympic opening ceremony. You have no fear of catching the Zika virus, unlike the thousands of people in Rio. Feeling safe, you navigate to the official broadcast site of the games and click on Watch the Olympics live…
But wait, there’s fine print:
Not cool. “Who pays for TV?” you ask yourself. “Haven’t they heard of streaming?” So you search on “Olympics live streaming free” and there, on the first page of results is:
The site doesn’t look official, but hey, the media player icon looks like YouTube, which you know is safe, so you click Play. The site asks you to download and install a video codec.
Perhaps the video will start, perhaps it won’t, but in either case, the malware now on your computer will give you greater problems than missing the opening ceremonies.
To learn more about how a virus or malware from streaming can infect you on the Internet and the ways that you can inoculate yourself, read Dell’s ebook – How ransomware can hold your business hostage (no form).
Also, consider what this means for employees who may catch their favorite events over your corporate network. Softchoice security experts work with clients to help them understand the implications of adopting an IT strategy that involves Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. Visit our Ultimate Security Hub to learn more about our vendor consolidation strategy for a secure network.
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