11 signs you've been hacked -- and how to fight back

Redirected Net searches, unexpected installs, rogue mouse pointers: Here's what to do when you've been 0wned

By Roger A. Grimes, InfoWorld |  Security, insider

Image credit: flickr/ Johan Viirok

In today's threatscape, antivirus software provides little piece of mind, and antimalware scanners on the whole are horrifically inaccurate, especially with exploits less than 24 hours old. Despite modern heuristics, virtualized environments, system monitoring, and network traffic detection, hackers still reach us on a regular basis. 

With compromise all but ensured, you need to know the signs of a hacked system, whether by a run-of-the-mill virus or an insiduous advanced persistent threat. InfoWorld's Roger A. Grimes points out the signs both obvious and subtle of an attack on your system and offers remedies for your network. In this downloadable PDF, you'll learn about:

  • Fake antivirus messages
  • Unwanted browser toolbars
  • Unexpected software installs
  • Unexpected data bundles

There's a good chance you'll get hacked at some point, but you can push back and protect yourself from the worst outcomes. Find out how in InfoWorld's "11 sure signs you've been hacked" PDF, with tips and advice gathered in a handy downloadable form.

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