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It is now time to know more about software protection specially because there are plenty of attacks that can happen. Nowadays several software types are used by all of us and, sometimes, we won’t even notice that.

Now that you know what hardware protection is you should also know the definition of software protection.

Software protection is a computer network security architecture and methodology that combines security devices and defensive protection from (external and internal) sources. Software protection requires a combination of techniques related to different software. Software protection is now a critical aspect for not just companies but individuals as well.

But, what are the most common attacks to software?

Even though there are plenty of attacks to software you can find in the table below the most commons ones.






Computer program that gets access to a computer or system that is camouflaged in the form of regular software in order to cause damage to system processes, hard drive data etc. Mostly introduced via e-mail attachments

Can include spyware, ransomware, viruses and worms. Malware usually happens due to dangerous clicks or email attachment that then installs risky software

Computer program that is designed to infect other computer programs, destroying essential system data and making networks inoperable

Practice of sending fraudulent communications that appear to come from a trustable source, usually through email. The goal is to steal information/data from someone (such credit card, login information, etc.)





Block access to key components of your network

Malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers

Software that enables a user to obtain information about another’s computer activities

Unauthorized use of someone else’s computer to mine cryptocurrency. These attacks are being done by malicious link in an email, infecting a website or online advertising

For example, the main three consequences of common attacks to software are:


A common source of software security defects.  Some bugs represent security vulnerabilities that may result in an information leak or unauthorized access.

Broken authentication and failure to protect data

Sometimes, functions related to authentication are incorrect and because of that some security issues can emerge. This situation can lead to unauthorized people access users’ accounts to assume their identity. In this case, people can lose crucial corporate information and stolen personal information may be used to harm you and/or your clients.

Disrupt business activities

An attack to software can drive your business to bankruptcy. In addition, the confidence of the customers can be affected if they know that it has been a victim of an attack.

After seeing the most common attacks to software nowadays you need to know what you can do to prevent these types of incidents. And, after seeing some of the most common attacks you will certainly agree that protection of software is a key issue.

Please find some hints to what you can do to protect yourself regarding most common attacks on software:

Keep your personal information safe by using multiple strong passwords and frequent backups. You can also encrypt information.

Create several backups of all your important data and make sure that they aren’t all stored in the same place/source.

Always keep software firewalls. To do this, you should check your hardware settings and you should have your default firewall enabled along with reputable antivirus software.

Install updates frequently and always keep your software up to date.

Install a phishing filter/software on your email application and also on your web browser. These filters will not keep out all phishing messages, but they will reduce the number of phishing attempts.

Keep your operating system and security software updated.

Run regularly scheduled scans with your anti-virus software and make sure your anti-virus and anti-spyware software are compatible.

Never open an email attachment or run a program when you aren’t 100% certain if it is a secure source.

Verify the SSL credentials of the website and never use personal/sensitive information on websites that do not have a valid SSL certificate installed. To view the website SSL credentials please click the closed padlock in a browser wind “Click the trust mark”.

Avoid using public networks.

Deploy a website filter to block malicious websites.  A website filter can help you control websites by creating an allowed list or blocked list. Please see in this website how you can do that:

As we can see, prevention is the key to avoid software problems and being proactive, in other word, take some actions to protect yourself is always the best option.

To finish, it is important to keep in mind that attacks are evolving every day and, because of that, you need to stay up-to-date on the latest attacks and protection measures. The main goal is to stay current with what malware is out there, it’s about ensuring your security.

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