Where to look you will see people connected. Whether it's on the phone, the tablet or the notebook everyone is connected to this invisible network that is the Internet. With this wonderful technology seeing someone on the other side of the world is easier just turn on the webcam, and that's it, check the balance in your bank account, buy in virtual stores without leaving home, work ...

There are so many facilities and benefits we have that we even forget that this other side also has its dangers. In this series of articles show that a simple click in the wrong place can have serious consequences from intimate photos to account bank and credit card passwords stolen.Today explain some dangers that hide behind each download and how you unknowingly can curl up in them.

The network pitfalls.

Malicious people: Scammers exist everywhere, and the Virtual World is no different. They take advantage of the false security of the anonymity to apply blows like larceny, to spread child pornography and even to forge a kidnapping with information harvested in the social networks.

Difficulty in detecting and expressing feelings: it is what facilitates the action of malicious people. Often it is not known who is on the other side of the screen, if whoever is said to be is true, we may be talking to an ordinary person who uses fakes to play with others or a serial killer. And even when using the webcam is not the same thing as live and in color, the emotions passed by the camera can be rehearsed and there we will not know that it is a blow to fall into so be careful who you talk online.

Identity Theft: One fine day you are Surfing The Internet, and suddenly you come across a picture your on a user's account with the first and last name very different from yours, discovers that lives in a country far away, has a completely fanciful job and is still married (being that you are single!). Does this story sound crazy?

For there is and is called identity theft, and most often the thief wants to ridicule or expose the victim by inventing completely lying facts to get followers. Invasion Of Privacy: if you think that the trap above is nothing, you need to read this. Imagine your privacy displayed on the net for millions of people. Embarrassing not?

Yeah, my friend, this is quite possible with the advanced technology of today.

Disclosure of rumors: now you think you are in one of the above situations. Thought? Did you know cases like these spread fast? In a few minutes your distant cousin who is a boring or that your nosy neighbor will talk about it with one person and that person with another person. So from word of mouth, sending a message here, sharing there, like, tweeting what was a simple conversation turned into a rumor, and everyone wants to see the much talked about photo or the famous video and then my friend his shame will be bigger especially if they also invented something that did not happen.

Difficulty of exclusion: But that's exactly what it is.

Believe me, the goof you pay online, that stupid prankster made by a dumber friend or nude who accidentally leaked to the internet will be barely deleted from the network. Of course, than the main pages will exclude the content with one complaint, others you will have to go to court, but they will take away. The problem is the shares, the downloads that can be posted again and then your condition it can last forever.

Theft and loss of data: If the above situations do not seem bad imagine if your computer is hacked and your bank or credit card password is stolen? It is likely that will only discover this trap when checks your balance and finds that your money spared was pilfered is to run after the bank and hope to get an agreement without having go to court.

Everything gets even more complicated when the theft of intimate images happens, along with the revolt and insecurity comes the blackmail of the thieves and that's because you downloaded that song that everyone was listening from any site without bothering to scan the file with the antivirus. Along with the sound came a malware that besides stealing you still observe which sites access and uses your computer for other illicit activities.

Plagiarism and copyright infringement: Remember the music from the previous topic? Did you know that in addition to gaining a virus when downloading also committed a crime? There is something that prevents the total or partial reproduction of a work without the consent of the legal owner is the so-called copyright law.

Every time we download content from the Internet without authorization from the legal owner we are violating this law and not only that, this is an open door to malware especially when the download in question is a software.

Believing that there is no risk: "Ah but I've had a thousand computers, lots of cell phones and never found a virus." For it is this attitude that facilitates the work of hackers! In the quest for larger targets, these criminals can scan the network and find in the midst of so many others the your computer. So yours stored files and data are at risk of being stolen, and the computer serves as a repository for fraudulent data, launching attacks against other computers (thereby hiding the identity and location of the actual attacker), infecting others with malicious code and spreading spam without the owner knows.

Access to offensive content: To end with the golden key let's talk about that guy who practically dumps all kind of racist post or inciting religious groups against each other. It may seem like just an idiot saying idiocy but for justice it is a hate crime and everyone involved can answer for their actions.

To finish.

And if you still do not think you need an antivirus to see this recent case: this past Friday an unprecedented hacking attack has made systems worldwide stop working. In all, there were 70 countries that had websites of public bodies and private companies that had their data stolen and blackmailed to retrieve them. If you do not want to be the victim and pay $ 300 in Bitcoin, read the next articles and learn how to protect yourself from these criminals.