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Which of these would be the most likely cause of a hijacked email device?

A) Botnet

B) Virus hoax

C) Pop-up blocker


E) You left the iron plugged in

The answer: A) Botnet

Botnets are exceptionally good at infecting and controlling devices. Once hijacked by the botnet, devices can be made to participate in denial of service attacks, send unsolicited emails, and anything else the botnet owner would like.

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Security problems can cause significant downtime and put all of your data at risk. In this video, you’ll learn about browser security issues, malware symptoms, virus hoaxes, and email security.