What are Bots and Why Should You Care?

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

During this Cybersecurity Awareness Month, today's blog answers the question, "What are Bots and Why Should You Care?"

 

 

BOTS
What is it?
Bots are a type of program used for automating tasks on the internet.

Why should you care?
Malicious bots can:
 Gather passwords
 Log keystrokes
 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.

See our last post on Cybercrime.  As always, feel free to give us a shout if you'd like assistance with ensuring the security of your business.


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