As the internet grows vastly the more dangerous it becomes to its users. With the new advances in technology cyberspace fraud has been increasing. These new advances have made the internet vulnerable to various kinds of e-commerce fraud. New techniques to detect and prevent cyber fraud have been developed to discover and prevent criminals before the fact, rather than after the damage have been done. Individuals and businesses should recognize each new cyber attack and make themselves aware of the consequences each attack can create.
With criminals adapting to the new technologies preventing fraud, the chances of having your private information stolen is quite high. In this paper, we will be taking a critical look at Phishing, Cyber Stalking, Computer Intrusion, and Identity theft. This paper will also give an explanation of each type of fraud, some examples of how to avoid fraud, and some real world examples of what criminals have done. In the computer world, fraud and crime is a widespread issue that is facing all computer users. People being affected by this range from the average computer user to the big corporate companies that employs thousands of people.
There are different groups from law enforcement agencies to the U.S. Secret Service, that are attempting to combat the problem through cooperation and preemptive efforts. If these groups combined with the public to protect themselves and the country from criminals that commit cybercrime, the nation’s network and technology servers would be much safer for technology users. Clearly, cybercrime is a problem because it puts internet users at risk of being taken advantage of or harmed. The advantages of technology and the internet have led more criminals to use cyberspace to commit crimes. The threat of cybercrime is increasing as globalization continues to spread across the world.
Computer Memory Hacking Pamela Riddle Professor Patricia Riley CIS 106 November 20, 2014 Technology continues to evolve exponentially. However these technological advancements continue to pose a threat to both individuals and information resources of companies and governments. There is therefore the need to protect one’s data and information due to the emerging threats and risks. Hacking is where third parties create a backdoor version of a hardware and software so as to manipulate or unlock hidden functionalities on a machine. Most of these hacks are open source and free soft wares.
Why is Cyber Security important? Cyber security was created because of the sensitive information that is frequently stored on computers that are attached to the Internet. Many tasks that were once done by hand are now done out through the use of a computer. Our increased reliance on computers and 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. This papers purpose is to inform and help with ways to prevent individuals from becoming targets of cybercrime.
These hackers come out of goal with a ready market for their expertise, and great financial rewards. The explosion of the Internet use, and networks around the world have brought with it a need for greater security consciousness amongst its users and systems operation managers. Technology needs to be constantly updated in the war against the ever-growing insidious and malicious hacker. Precis of 'Hackers: Taking a byte out of computer crime' by W. Roush. Roush discusses the changing face of computer crime with the advent of the modem and stricter laws.
People hack for a variety of reasons including ego, fun, knowledge, and profit. The first major hacking program, SATAN, caused controversy in 1995, and numerous hacking programs exist today. The future of hacking looks bright because people will only continue to rely even heavier on technology and as the IT field expands, so will the hacking community. The Past, Present and Future of Computer Hacking Our society is increasingly relying on the internet and computers in order to complete numerous tasks. People can grocery shop, earn degrees, receive bank statements and pay bills from their laptop or PC.
Cryptography has seen a recent rise in popularity due to the expanding nature of communications technology, the Internet, and the inherent security needs of such systems. Cryptography has many practical uses besides providing a code for secret communications. A major contributor to the many current applications of cryptology is the status of computers. Cryptology provides the tools to create a large-scale network of individuals who can communicate with each other confidentially without the threat of an unintended party being able to receive the transmission. The electronically intangible nature of e-mail messages makes them particularly susceptible to attack.
Email software is also the most used software among computer users. Hence, any vulnerability of popular email software can be easily exploited by unscrupulous elements to gain entry into the private data of a lot of people. Hence, it is very important that every one use secure email clients for receiving and sending emails. A lot of reputed email clients are available and the company that makes them releases security patches from time to time. All these patches from the company must be installed to plug any software vulnerabilities.
WHY DO COMPANIES NEED ETHICAL HACKERS? The rapid technological change has brought with it a number of issues. One of the issues that it has brought is the issue of increased cybercrime conducted by black hats. Black hats target almost everyone, but we will mainly focus on attacks which occur in organizations. Hackers take advantage of the fact that more and more organizations are turning to the internet to interact with their customers, because of this the amount of critical data moving around systems is growing faster.