A port scan is a series of messages sent by a hacker that is attempting to break into a computer to learn which computer network services have an open port. Usually when hackers have a plan to hack a company’s network they usually use port scan or sometimes ping sweeps because it’s a very great tool to use in a hacking process. Ping sweeps and port scans are very dangerous but can be preventable for most companies. Also port scan and ping sweep can impact a company in a negative way that can cause personal information to be given out to the public. If this happen to a company this can cause emergency shutdown and possible shutting down the company until the hackers are identify.
Also governments are in the scope of some hacker protester groups such as RedHack in Turkey and Anonymous. These hackers groups had hacked some of the governments systems and stole data as a protest. To conclude, in the world we live in computers, mobile phones, TV’s, network connections are in everywhere. These beautiful technology products threats privacy of the data. Hackers could easily own our private data by hacking but on the other hand hacking is an excellent way to find & fix vulnerabilities and build stronger defense systems.
It would also make that much harder for a hacker to access your account. There are still flaws in the fingerprint scanner because just as the new galaxy s5 came out they found a way to get past the fingerprint scanner. So I don’t think they should put biometric technology in just yet because it is not completely secure just yet. People should use the 2-step verification for the time being because it does provide another step the hackers have to go through before they can access an account. They should also use different passwords for every account, it is harder to remember all of the passwords but if you are worried about your internet security than you should use different passwords.
This led to government officials shutting down most alerts on employee accounts to prevent this form of hacking. Phishing is often present in emails mostly. Such as if someone was to receive an email from their boss on an important task the hacker could have hidden malware in the email. Then even though they opened what appeared to be an informational email from their boss they let a hacker into their computers and they will be able to access anything on your computer they have the skills to
Internet crimes are developing at a shocking rate. Since the invention of the World Wide Web, it gives criminals the power to collect and steal information without anyone finding out (Galbreth and Shor 595). Cybercrimes increased by an astonishing 22.3 percent from 2008 to 2009 alone (Hoi-Ying 1646). Of those crimes, only about 43.5 percent of companies report the crime to authorities (Hoi-Ying 1646). With each occurrence of hacking, companies and individuals lose millions of dollars to security flaws (Hoi-Ying 1646).
Take a look at cybercrime by the numbers, and consider what you can do to protect your data, your security, and your identity online.” (6 Great, 2014). Clearly, it would be expected that people would be scared and more careful about what they do on the computer, but some people just have a way of thinking, “it will never happen to me”, and that is not the way to think at all. If you are careful then it might not happen to you but there is no way to be 100 percent safe when it comes to this. So the next time you get on the computer be careful what you click on and whom you talk to because you never know who is a criminal trying to bait you.
Most of the times, the reasons people decide to become black hat hackers are financial gain, trying to damage the image of a certain politician or because they want to be well known by society. Even hacking can be used to fight a war, for example some hackers targeted the Iranian nuc... ... middle of paper ... ... of this events, there have been many discussions wether the government should control the internet in order to prevent protests and riots. In the example above, the internet was used for an unethical cause. Internet was used to coordinate and motivate people to cause commotion among the citizens. The dilemma now is how we protect the internet from these unethical usages.
Such as, theft other people bank account so that theft other people money on their bank account and utilize network for deceit other people’s private information. Therefore, we need computer security for prevent these criminal cases. Computer security is information security applied network and computers. This is because, computer security can help our private information will not be leak so that criminals could not take advantages of us. Furthermore, computer security is software applied in computers and World Wide Web when we want to access web site in World Wide Web we will get variety of viruses.
A hacker by common definition is a person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data. Although some computer hackers are committing crimes, there are also computer hackers that counterattack these criminals and their actions are what keep us safe from the criminals on the world wide web. Although they are hackers they are what protect us from the criminals on the internet. Without them and their actions we would live in complete chaos. On the internet there are billions of people logged on at one time.
The “dongle” ismachine”, which gives a new password to the consumer every time he or she logs onto web .4 Personal Encryption devices turn normal text in to a series of unreadable words and codes. These devices would take care of your personal computer from any outside meddler who wouldn’t want spend their time breaking down your information. Eventually hackers would want to be able to break those codes. It still is an important walk in the right direction. An irritating, and time consuming idea is encrypting all transmission from computer to computer.one thing is for sure all this device will not keep a determined hacker out of system, and this defenses won’t be cheap to buy.