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How to spot a cyberbot – five tips to keep your device safe

How to spot a cyberbot – five tips to keep your device safe

Malware is designed to hide in your device
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Adrian Winckles, Anglia Ruskin University and Andrew Moore, Anglia Ruskin University

You may know nothing about it, but your phone – or your laptop or tablet – could be taken over by someone else who has found their way in through a back door. They could have infected your device with malware to make it a “bot” or a “zombie” and be using it – perhaps with hundreds of other unwitting victims’ phones – to launch a cyberattack.

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