21 Types of Computer Security Threats
February 21, 2010
Whether you’re a network administrator, use a computer at work, or just an average user who loves to browse the internet, then this simple and easy to understand information is for you.
The information shared here where taken from the eBook...
the world at reach because of computers. In the same way it also made computers more reachable by the rest of the world as well. The Internet is subject to widespread attacks ranging from worms, hackers, spoofing, spam, and phishing; just to name a few. Every computer device is susceptible and vulnerable...
A computer worm is a self-replicating malware computer program, which uses a computer network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computers on the network) and it may do so without any user intervention. This is due to security shortcomings on the target computer. Unlike a...
effort into responding and recovering from potential risks. I plan to lay out a successful plan in the follow up plan proceeding. Being a part of the solution is a great honor, especially if it has an effect on how the CIO feels about my performance as an employee. Having a chance to show my growth and capabilities...
The term computer hardware refers to the various electronic components that are required for you to use a computer along with the hardware components inside the computer case. As you know your computer equipment is made of several common components. These include:
The main computer...
Computer viruses are not born but deliberately made by either hackers or cyber-warfare experts. They are commonly transmitted by the Internet, although file-sharing is another vector just as needle-sharing is for biological viruses. Like biological viruses, transmission often occurs...
loss on a computer system without the consent of the owner. Malware can be installed on the computer system without the knowledge of the owner. It can be sent through email, or even installed remotely from another computer.
There are many types of malicious software. Computer viruses, worms, Trojan...
waiting to take information from your computer system. Value information is store on your computer, credit card numbers, bank account information, and telephone numbers. Intruders have the knowledge where they can break in and attack your internet connection. Computers are target so that the intruders...
Spamming and computer viruses
* 7.4 E-mail spoofing
* 7.5 E-mail bombing
* 7.6 Privacy concerns
* 7.7 Tracking of sent mail
Electronic mail, commonly called email or e-mail, is a method of exchanging digital messages across the Internet or other computer networks...
Connecting to an individual is convenient for trouble shooting for someone that might not be computer literate, However; we should learn more ways to prevent receiving virus. Remotely connecting to a computer virus not only be harmful both parties involved, it also hurt the reputation of the individual...
Table of Contents
What are IT attacks? 3
Virus Attack 3
Spam Mail 4
Port Scanning 4
System Compromise 5
Website defacement 5
BACKING UP OF IMPORTANT FILES 6
Acts of Human Error of Failure 7
Deliberate acts sabotage or vandalism 7
Deliberate acts of theft 8
Deliberate software attacks...
By using the MWCollect/Nepenthes tool, it is simple to collect the malware
which is local to any owned network. mwcollect is an easy solution to
collecting worms and other autonomous spreading malware in a nonnative environment like FreeBSD or Linux.
When combined with the “automated Norman Sandbox...
1. Computer security threats. Viruses. 3
1.1 Defining viruses and computer worms. 3
1.2 History of viruses. 4
1.3 Who writes computer viruses? 7
1.4 To whose advantage hackers write computer viruses? 9
1.5 A Legal Notice. 10
1.6 Types of Computer Security Threats 11
2 Computer antivirus...
system. You need to have an anti-virus protection on the computer so that you know the information that is stored is safe and also know that the virus will not crash your system. There are different types of things that can harm your computer, such as malware, adware, spyware, Trojan, rootkits, backdoor...
attacks on their personal computers at home also. Attacks like this could happen while on the job using companies computer network or off duty while using their home computers. There needs to be a good backup procedure for network servers and desktop computers. Backing up computer systems is easy, and it...
Micro Mobile Security for Symbian is an antivirus and
spam prevention solution for mobile devices. It helps protect
devices running the Symbian operating system from viruses and
other security risks, including unsolicited commercial messages
(spam) sent by Short Messaging Service (SMS). Version 2.0...
MALWARE AND ITS EFFECTS ON
COMPUTER PRIVACY AND SECURITY
The Internet is a system of interconnected networks able to continually amplify its range of sites surpassing its predecessor...
capabilities to spread. After all, they have immediate access to the address book inside your mobile phone.
Why should one care about mobile phone viruses? There is clearly a profit motive, and that's all that is needed to kick-start another dubious industry. From a virus that will dial 1-900 numbers...
and external threats equally. Only nine percent of the respondents have concerns with internal threats primarily (GFI, 2009 page 12).
Hosted solutions are often used by SMBs via the Internet rather than installing the software in-house. A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service...
most important tool - the computer you use to run your business.
Many of us involved in ecommerce choose to work from home - it's a comfortable environment, we can dress the way we want, save time and money in travel and be close to our loved ones.
But if the computer you use to run your online...
• CYBERCRIME is formally defined as any criminal action perpetrated primarily through the use of a computer.
• CYBERCRIMINALS are individuals who use computers, networks, and the Internet to perpetrate crime.
• The existence of cybercrime means that computer users must...
SOCIETAL IMPACTS OF IT
Virus:- A computer virus is a program or a set of programs that disrupts the normal functioning of a computer. A virus infects or destroys data. It enters into a computer without the permission or knowledge of the user.
The full form of VIRUS...
or e-mail, is a method of exchanging digital messages from an author to one or more recipients. Modern email operates across the Internet or other computer networks. Some early email systems required that the author and the recipient both be online at the same time, in common with instant messaging. Today's...
Issue one. Based on the premise that Richman has 5,000 employees throughout the main office and several branch offices, you must research solutions and detail the appropriate access controls including policies, standards, and procedures that define who users are, what they can do, which resources...
Describe the six common e-mail mistakes.
Explain spam and phishing and identify three ways that you can prevent each.
Explain the primary uses of spyware and adware.
Identify three things you can do to maintain your computer and keep it running
8. Explain why you would install...
– Email / Anti-SPAM
• Known SPAM sites (RBL / ORDBL), Email content, Reverse DNS Lookup
– Bandwidth Guarantees; Bandwidth Maximum - per policy
The Security problem
• Nature of threats has evolved
– Viruses – Intrusions – Web misuse
integrity of information on the system could be threatened by a virus attack. A virus could be introduced by an employee copying games to his work computer or by an outsider in a deliberate attempt to disrupt business functions.
Identifying Likely Attack Methods, Tools, and Techniques
5 Automated updates
6 Additions like anti-spyware and firewall
Second, assess how you use your computer. Are you a heavy Web surfer? A gamer? Have an older computer? How you use your computer will dictate the level of protection you need. For example, a gamer will appreciate antivirus software...
email services could be acquired from the internet such as the popular mail servers SMTP and POP3. Also, the information of attacks such as virus and SPAM and the defensive mechanisms such as firewall against email services are hot issues in the world. Time on researching would not be a problem during...
Chapter 9: Fundamental Security 9.1 Explain why security is important • Technicians need to understand computer and network security. Private information, company secrets, financial data, computer equipment, and items of national security are placed at risk if proper security procedures are not followed...