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What Is Memory Scraping Malware and How to Keep It off Company Computers

There are thousands upon thousands of security risks that companies have to deal with every day. You have to stay vigilant and keep up with all the problems to ensure that your computers aren’t infected. Otherwise, hackers can find personal information about you and customers, which they can use for financial gain. At Comodo, we want you to understand that memory scraping malware is out there, and it can help hackers find your personal data.

Why it’s So Bad

Data encryption is used by almost every company to secure data, but memory scraping can still find a weakness in the encryption code, usually right before it is encrypted or once it is decrypted for use. Therefore, you may not even know there was a problem since you’re likely to impose these security measures to keep information safe.

Prevention Tips

Most people believe that the only fool-proof way to prevent memory scraping is not to put secure data on the computer. However, that can be nearly impossible with all the things that companies do each day. For example, you may:

  • Input customer contact information into your database
  • Use a POS system to take customer payments, including credit and debit cards
  • Send secure emails to clients about their recent payments, or requesting payment
  • Use databases and word documents to store and share information between employees

All of these things are considered normal business practices, but they can cause serious problems if malware is on your computer, biding its time. It can be even worse when it goes after your encrypted information, but our product can help. It will ensure that all risks and threats are taken care of promptly. Contact us today if you’d like more information.