Potentially coming from multiple sources, it doesn’t just serve pop-up windows or annoy you about installing antivirus software, it can turn your computer into a ‘zombie’ that can be woken up when a hacker decides to use it. In many cases, a hacker would control a ‘botnet’ made up of thousands of zombies to launch attacks on a person, company, government, or website. Suddenly your computer is complicit in that effort!

Intrusion trivia: Malware hidden by hackers
Intrusion trivia: Malware hidden by hackers

Don’t download software from untrusted locations, and do keep your antivirus up to date (this is becoming a recurring theme, isn’t it?)

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