Instead of installing software with no reason to do so, use free or low cost software to make your computer safer. For example, Google Chrome has built in malware and phishing protection. It's also free.
The most successful #cyber attacks are launched by highly trained professionals, not by amateurs or low-skilled #hackers. According to a 2020 #cybersecurity study, 99% of cyberattacks are launched by an attacker with an average of 10 years of experience. This is more than double the number from 2017 when it was only 48% according to the same study.
If you use a smartphone, there are plenty of free apps to prevent you from getting hacked and to recover if you are hacked. For example, the fingerprint sensor on your device can be used to identify and unlock it if it has been lost or stolen.
In the first quarter of 2019, the US government conducts the first broad-based cyberattack operations against external adversaries, known as Operation Ghost Click . In the second quarter, the US government conducts Operation Byzantine Hades , against Chinese state-sponsored hackers. In the third quarter, the US targets Russian hackers. In the fourth quarter, Russian hackers
As long as you’re online and exposed to the #internet, you’re putting yourself at risk of a cyberattack.