Microsoft the producer of Windows 95/98 has not taken enough security measures when they programmed the operating system. One of the most dangerous programs that are used to exploit the security holes in the Windows 95/98 systems are ‘Trojan Horses’ or ‘Trojans’. Well, they have nothing to do with horses, but technically, a trojan is a program which does something you don’t expect it to do or a program which run’s hidden and allows others to control your PC across the Internet/Network. Some people misunderstand a trojan to be a virus and they think that since they have a virus scanner protecting their computer, it will detect the trojan and remove it. But, most of the virus scanners are ineffective against many of the trojans because of their versatility.
There are e-commerce conducted between businesses and those that carried out between a business and its consumers. Business-to-business e-commerce take place in electronic data interchange over private networks. Companies that regularly do business together will setup an automated and fast info exchange such as stock deliver and receive confirmation. For business-to-consumer e-commerce, the Web has become the dominant pipeline. It includes buying and selling any item over the Internet, electronic fund transfer, shipment tracking, and all other methods of conducting business over digital networks.
The 1999 Babylonia virus found by Symantec (1999) started its spread through Internet chat rooms. Unlike typical viruses, Babylonia updates itself automatically with files from the Web. Network Security Banning corporate Internet use to avoid problems is impractical. Too many companies are unaware of the dangers and need a more responsible strategy. Network security should include: · Protection against Information Loss · Productivity Monitoring · Maximizing Network Speed Network speed is a function of connection, hardware, and software.
Some of us read the newspaper for entertainment and the internet makes it possible to read articles from many newspapers without ever leaving our homes. When some people think of the enter... ... middle of paper ... ...ilitary & Government Collection. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. Foxman, Abraham H., and Christopher Wolf.
Everything that goes online can be accessed by others, and this makes it difficult for managers to identify matters and practices they should be concerned with, including consumer’s privacy (Ccnmtl.columbia.edu, 2014). Failing to protect consumer’s privacy could lead to hacking and intrusion of an individual’s personal information (Khosrow-Pour, 2002; 2). For example, social applications such as WhatsApp and Viber are becoming increasingly popular. The instant message Viber has failed to protect the user’s privacy. It has been hacked recently by the Syrian Electronic Army (“Viber free download” 2014) despite the technical measures used to protect user’s data.
Apart from all of these advantages, various issues are also associated with e-commerce. Security is considered as one of the greatest concerns that are associated with e-commerce. The proceeding paper incorporates the brief yet thorough analysis of the methods that may assist the organisations in improving e-commerce security on the internet. Discussion 3.2 E-commerce E-commerce or electronic commerce is nothing more than the trading or retailing of services or products which is usually conducted through computer networks, usually internet (Turban, 2009, p. 90). Though e-commerce depends on various technologies like telephones, social media, mobile devices, e-mails etc, but mainly the operations of e-commerce are based on World Wide Web (Zhang, 2012, p. 232).
TJX Cos. said its costs from the largest computer data breach in corporate history, in which thieves stole more than 94 million customer credit and debit card numbers. Fundamental security issues 1. Weak technology: -TJX was using a weak WEP (Wireless Equivalent Privacy) security protocol for its wireless networks within the stores, which can be hacked very quickly. WEP is used at the two lowest layers of the OSI model - the data link and physical layers; it therefore does not offer end-to-end security so it is not enough strong to prevent breaches (Beal, 2007). WPA is more secure than WEP.
We spend less time... ... middle of paper ... ...do not take the great benefit Internet has made to humankind. 7. Interview My Interview was made with a computer science teacher Dr. Carlos Tavora, specialized in Internet. It was short but very instructive. One important thing that he told me is that the Internet connection in many other countries is still very slow and not so accessible as in the US.
(Fisher 1) Other examples include that of a list of Internet auction sites that through a lack of security, left very private information available to the public. In the case of one site, names, phone numbers, postal addresses, and passwords were displayed to anyone that just clicked on the right site. (Kornblum 1) The worst part of this breech of security is it required no exceptional Internet knowledge at all. Only luck. The problem unfortunately, has not been blamed on the sites or the software used, but on the Web servers.