How to fight off computer RATs (Remote Access Trojans)
On the Internet, it was always possible to outsmart the phish. Just don't click on unexpected links, and you were pretty safe. But RATs? They are much smarter, and if you aren't careful, they'll probably outsmart you.
Remote access Trojans — RATs — are crawling all over the Internet, experts recently told me. RATs can steal your online banking passwords and let criminals move money out of your brokerage accounts. They let a criminal watch everything you are typing from half-way around the world.
How to stop RATs? There's no easy answer, the experts say, but here are the basic hints. If they sound a bit like mom's advice, they should. How to fight off computer RATs - Security - MSNBC.com
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