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College Acceptance…Not

by Anne Middleton, on February 3rd, 2015

Woo Hoo!  You are out-of-your-mind and exhilarated for your best friend, Olivia!  She just received an email acknowledging her acceptance to an Ivy League college!

Wait…what??? Olivia isn’t really accepted to this prestigious building of higher learning? The university’s email was hacked?  How could this happen?

We should no longer be startled that major institutions as well as unwitting individuals have their technological contraptions violated on a regular and routine basis.  We shrug off the notion that this invasive action could transpire in our own life, but when this malicious act does befall us, it is devastating.

We cannot really fault this higher education establishment…computer viruses aren't easy to catch. In this case the evidence emerged that one of the university’s employees accidentally infected the establishment’s computer system with a virus by clicking a disease-ridden email attachment.

Somehow this respected and esteemed university had let their antivirus software for the Admission Department lapse. The consequences were disheartening, to say the least. There was no antivirus program to detect and halt this unknown intruder.  The Admission Department was left naked and exposed.

A simple installation of Norton Antivirus software would have scanned files and quickly identified that the computer’s memory incurred an infection. And if you feel deficient in understanding antivirus software, Norton provides free email, chat or phone support.

A simple click to download McAfee state-of-the-art software would have controlled and removed the virus. Clever cybercriminals are turning to sophisticated technical tactics to disguise their exploits. McAfee email protection thwarts these phishing attempts with enterprise-grade security for mailboxes.

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The agony undergone by Olivia is truly unwarranted. An unguarded computer system is a bare system, begging for illegitimate penetration from a multitude of viruses that may lead to outrageous and unnecessary suffering.

These antivirus software tools are undeniably critical for users to have installed and updated on every device.  It is senseless to leave your personal or business computer open to this misery.  You remember what your grandma said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”