This happened to all of us in the past in the cybersecurity business. We all thought we would be protected from hackers if we installed virus protection. This is the furthest thing from the truth. For example, you bought an anti-virus product and expected it to protect your system thoroughly. But this myth creates a false image of what it means to have a complete security system.
Virus Protection Myths
Trusting one security program to cover all your bases – your system, your online actions, and keep you safe against data and financial stealing malware and other non-traditional attack vectors – means you place too much trust in a single line of defense.
Using only anti-virus software or any other security program doesn’t mean that you’re fully covered on the Internet security front. However, some anti-virus products try to create the impression that everything is protected by just installing that single program. This is wrong!
To ensure complete protection for your computer and your online actions, you should start by creating a multi-layered security system: install an anti-virus program that protects you against classical threats, such as viruses, worms, Trojans, or phishing, use solutions against spam, data and financial stealing malware, an encryption program, and a good firewall. You want to eliminate the coconut security effect. Hard on the outside and soft on the inside.
More than anything, you need to stay updated with security and the latest news and reject false stories that promise total protection by installing a single security program.
Because cybercriminal attacks are evolving faster than anti-virus can, next-generation anti-hacking tools have emerged! Therefore, protecting your assets would help before you lose them.