They can install themselves when you are browsing the Internet, or they can trick you into installing them by imitating system alert messages.
Learn more: Computer and Device Defense A portable electronic device.
Sponsored by the United States' Department of Homeland Security and taking place during the month of October, a time to encourage everyone to be more cyber-aware, to be aware of the risks and dangers of the Internet and steps you can take to protect yourself and your devices.
Avoid Snooping Eyes Some people can't help looking at other people's computer monitors.
If you're doing something you don't want other people to see, don't do it on a public computer. Here you will find useful resources for cyber defense and web research, all nicely organized by Maya, the Academy's librarian.
Sometimes cyber criminals fill these websites with common keywords or phrases people search for to trick them into visiting the site.
Learn more: Computer and Device Defense Spying on communications between two parties without their knowledge.