30th June 2020


Can you get a virus from website?

Yes, it's entirely possible to get infected by simply visiting a website. Most commonly via what we call "Exploit Kits". Right now, EK are used to deliver a lot of dangerous malware (such as banking trojans and Cryptoware) to computers worldwide. So using a standard Antivirus and Antimalware won't cut it.

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Similarly, you may ask, can you get hacked by going to a website?

In theory, no. In practice, sometimes. Web Browsers try very hard to allow you to visit any site without risk, and they generally succeed, but once in a while there's a security flaw in your browser that a website can use to successfully attack computers that visit it.

Additionally, can you get a virus from streaming?

As long as you keep your system current with updates you should not get a virus by streaming movies. Just don't install software from the streaming web sites. The majority of people (if not all of them) that get infected by viruses, do get infected because they roam in these kinds of websites.

Can your phone get hacked by visiting a website?

A report published recently in a disquieting blog post by Google's Project Zero researcher Ian Beer states that an iPhone hacking campaign, discovered earlier this year, is targeting iPhone users through hacked websites. Simply visiting such websites once is enough for the exploit server to attack your iOS device.

Can you get a virus from Netflix?

In answer to your question, yes, you can get malware from Netflix. You can get malware from any site if the site has been compromised.
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