Just as you wouldn’t leave your wallet unattended in a store, you should not just assume your personal information is safe on the internet. This is not to say that if you log online your identity will be stolen; however, there are some necessary things to learn to protect yourself. The purpose of my project is to help make people aware of these dangers on the internet and how to protect themselves to the best of their abilities. I chose to focus on “phishing” a new kind of internet theft where millions of e-mails are sent out to vulnerable consumers. This is a serious danger, one... ... middle of paper ... ...h money they have.
Online security breaching is criminal activity that can happen from any part of the world through the hacking of any infrastructure. Most breaches are done through the falsifying and personal information or even a breach of security stemming from lack of security. Now that more and more crime is happening over the internet there many different aspects to security as a whole. Due to the drastic increase in modern cybercrime the police, information technology specialists, detectives, and even the government need to work together to find a solution. Law enforcement can provide security measures to prevent security issues, “law officials take significant actions against preventing major security breaches” (Kak & Parakh, 2009 p.426).
There are many dangers computers users face that can put them and others at risk. Most computer users believe that they are not targets or don’t have anything worth stealing. But the internet can be dangerous, because computers can be a spring board for others to attack. For example, a hacker’s endeavor is to get into someone’s computer in order to have access to their identity, finances, and personal information. They can also use your computer to send scams and other false documents such as emails, which can be used for phishing other sites.
By this way a hacker could find the unprotected ways to your valuable data and fix them against a possible unauthorized access try to your data. For instance, Kevin MITNICK is a hacker who seeks for the weaknesse... ... middle of paper ... ... their privacy while surfing on web. Thus, people are afraid from hackers. Hackers could affect their friendships, relationships, negatively or stole something from them. Also governments are in the scope of some hacker protester groups such as RedHack in Turkey and Anonymous.
We will block some sites mainly on politics, religion, and pornography on our computers because these sites are vulnerable to viruses. For the precaution of customer part, we will join the electronic signature function. When the customer paid, they must be signed to verify the way. Not only can greatly improve the security, users can safely
Paying close attention to what download is needed for because carelessly downloading e-mail attachments or other programs can bypass the anti-virus software. Turning off computer after using is a vital for protection from hackers. Leaving the computer on or unattended helps hackers to gain access into the system. Securing the home Wi-Fi and frequently changing password and security questions of accounts will help to protect personal data from hackers. Safe web surfing is also important for the computer system protection.
This may range from an employee using the database for personal activities to gaining access to a bank system and completing an unauthorized transfer Human threats are perpetrated by a person or groups of people who attempt to penetrate computer systems through computer networks, public switched telephone networks or other sources. These attacks generally attack known security vulnerabilities of systems. These vulnerabilities are mainly due to software configuration errors. Methods used by hackers to gain unauthorised acces... ... middle of paper ... ...vity. Society is still seeing the infancy of computers, not just in its general growth, but in its capabilities of controlling every facet of our normal lives.
This device would protect your personal computer from any outside intruder who wouldn’t want to spend their time breaking down your information. Though, eventually hackers would want to be able to break those codes. It still is an important stride in the fight against hackers. An annoying, and time-consuming idea is encrypting all transmissions from computer to computer. One thing is for sure, all these devices will not keep a determined hacker out of a system, and these defenses won’t be cheap to buy.
These threats can be quite sneaky as they say they will do one thing but instead do a totally opposite thing and in return infects the computer without your knowledge. Malevolent codes can also classified as viruses and worms which are just as capable of producing more harm to you and your computer. Not only do people need to be aware of malevolent codes but of hackers that attack your computer when you are not looking. Hackers are people that know how to get your personal information from your computer and use it to benefit them. Some ha... ... middle of paper ... ...he Department of Homeland Security is not trying to invade privacy but trying to protect the government’s network from malicious threats and use that information to address the issue.
Hacking your computer allows them to hide their location from high-profile systems like the government and banks. Even if you’re on the internet to play a game or listen to music, your computer can still get hacked. Hackers c... ... middle of paper ... ...boot up in a proper manner. It is caused by shutting down the PC wrong, closing a running program, using malicious or freeware software, but power failures most of all file corruption after the hard disk drive has become unstable and stops working properly (Creative Team np); The last reason for most hard disk drive failures and probably the most effective is Human Errors, which is mainly due to human mistakes and can cause damage to the system. Modifying system registry files, altering attribute file or any other can cause a lot of harm to the PC.