Today many people are not aware of the online dangers that exist, people placing out numerous amounts of personal information to various sites, needs to become an area of interest, so that corrections to this mindset can be enforced. Over the years there have been a rise in technology, new websites are being created that enable individuals to create accounts that contains a variety of personal information, which leaves people vulnerable to scams and predators. Learning how scams work may enable individuals to learn how to avoid them. Learning to use alternatives to online sites and staying careful when browsing online is a very important strategy to keeping private information protected online. Driving to the bank, interacting in person, and learning how to use privacy settings are extra precautions that can be made by individuals to stay safe.
The Internet has brought many advantages to its users but has also created some major problems. Most people believe that they are anonymous when they are using the Internet. Because of this thinking, they are not careful with what they do and where they go when on the "net." Security is a major issue with the Internet because the general public now has access to it. When only the government and higher education had access, there was no worry about credit card numbers and other types of important data being taken.
Cybercrime primarily are individuals who se... ... middle of paper ... ...ything digital can be hacked if allowed so why take the risk? Every day is a new fight against with cybercrimes and as technology continues to develop new and improved version of things, and invent more gadgets, the war will continue. With the many tasks that were once done by hand being replaced with tablets, laptops, iPads, etc. the massive amount of sensitive information stored on networks, the operation of cyber security programs is required to effectively block hazardous or predatory cyber-attacks and any acts of identity theft but it is up to you to make that decision on what you are willing to trust and who do you trust with the information that you are putting out there. Works Cited Bullock, Jane A.
This problem can affect everyone who uses any internet services and ultimately can lead to very confidential information(such as credit card numbers) getting into the hands of criminals. Internet services and facilities are now used and provided by many companies and individuals worldwide. Each web site that is visited could have the capability of finding out your name and/or e-mail address and sending junk e-mail or cataloguing this information and then selling it to other companies. The ISP that you connect to the internet also has a record of every bit of information you upload or download, and must keep records for official purposes. Any sites that ask for your credit card number for "pay by use" or restricted services could, in fact, sell or use such information for illegal purposes such as fraud.
These attacks can lead to loss of money, damaged computer software, and even identity theft. Attackers tend to attack in one of three different ways: phishing and malware attacks, as well as utilizing Facebook’s facial recognition software. There are preventative measures to keep personal data safe on the internet having a strong password and the diligent maintenance of this password. Another preventative measure is the being aware of internet and how permanent the internet really is. Risks Social media grows in membership daily.
The internet itself is “a global distributed data communications network” (Kirmayer, Raikhel, & Rahimi, 2013, p. 166). This is what makes the internet so full of communities because communication is the key to putting multiple individuals with commonalities into communication, which is the basis of any community. Online communities differ from communities that exists off the web in a couple of big ways such as authority figures, anonymity, and lack of hierarchy within communities. These online communities have a lack of privacy and have the ability to hold onto information for long periods of time. Individuals lives are also impacted by these online communities in various methods such as cyber bullying.
The information that will be provided in this paper deals with assessing how technology impacts our privacy. The first aspect being addressed is the problem with social network sites exposing information. Social networking has created an environment where it is nearly a duty to expose oneself. Profiles on these social websites are updated everyday with personal information such as locations, status, and future plans. Anyone can search another’s name and find information about their history, pictures, and activity.
The economy and people’s lives are being destroyed by online hacking, but determination and prevention is the first step to containing if the problem may arise. Works Cited Etzioni, A. (2011). Cybersecurity in the private sector: the nations businesses manage a significant share of online activity related to national security and must play a larger role in ensuring the overall integrity of the system.(CYBERSECURITY). Issues In Science And Technology, (1), 58.
Often times, vi... ... middle of paper ... ...n. While many people don’t realize it, there is always risk when you use the internet. You must be able to know how to defend yourself against these attacks or you risk losing it all. References Denholm, Martin. "The Number One Threat to America's National Security." Tech Innovation Daily.
Why We Should Be Careful With Our Internet Identity The Internet as a whole has changed the way the world works, in turn changing the way security works. With the Internet, world communications is at most of America’s finger tips. These security changes directly affect most of America. The main area I wish to look at is social media, the mainstream center of America. Social Media is currently so common that some children ask for social media accounts for Christmas!