FBI tips for safety on the internet

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Brian Boetig, Buffalo FBI Special Agent in Charge, discussed ways to keep yourself safe while surfing the web.

Boetig says just clicking on that link will take the user to another website, allowing hackers at that alternate site to hijack your computer with “phishing” malware, stealing more of your identity with every keystroke.

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One form of malware is known as a “keylogger”, which Boetig explains would allow a hacker “to see passwords that are being typed in, personal information, dates of birth, Social Security Numbers, passwords, credit card numbers,” usually without the victim’s knowledge.

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