Over the years, cyber threats have come in many shapes and sizes. Viruses that scramble your data and hold it for ransom, worms that conscript your computer into armies and forced to illegally attack websites, and phishing emails designed to steal personal information from you are just some examples if threats today. The method of attack has changed consistently throughout the years because of a constant game of cat and mouse between cybersecurity researchers and cybercriminals – as new flaws and vulnerabilities are discovered and exploited, companies race to “patch” them over to keep it from being exploited. While computers are in many ways more secure than ever, it’s still important to stay up-to-date and have an antivirus to keep you safe from as-yet-unseen threats. Likewise, staying conscious of potential threats and never downloading files from untrustworthy sources or suspicious links in the first place is a good policy to have.