During this Cybersecurity Awareness Month, today's blog answers the question, "What are Bots and Why Should You Care?"
What is it?
Bots are a type of program used for automating tasks on the internet.
Why should you care?
Malicious bots can:
Obtain financial information
Hijack social media accounts
Use your email to send spam
Open back doors on the infected device
Did You Know?
Not all bots are bad. When you use a search engine, these results are made possible by the help of bots “crawling” the internet and indexing content. Chatbots like
Siri and Alexa are another common type of “good” bot.
We've created some great resources and articles on how to stay cybersafe. Browse through our Weekly Video Tech Tips playlist, and past blogs to find out more.