COMPUTER SECURITY WHAT IS COMPUTER SECURITY? Cybersecurity, computer security or IT security is the protection of computer systems from theft of or damage to their hardware, software or electronic data. Information can easily be obtained from a device using the following ways: phishing -pharming -spam -hacking -malicious software PHISHING • Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. • The most common way is email spoofing Email spoofing is the creation of email messages with a forged sender address PHARMING • Pharming is a scamming practice in which malicious code is installed on a personal computer or server, misdirecting users to fraudulent Web sites without their knowledge or consent. SPAM • Electronic spamming is the use of electronic messaging systems to send an unsolicited message (spam), especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site. HACKING • Computer hacking refers to the practice of modifying or altering computer software and hardware to accomplish a goal that is considered to be outside of the creator's original objective. Those individuals who engage in computer hacking activities are typically referred to as “hackers.” THE REAL QN THE ANSWER BEST WAY TO PREVENT • Firewalls • Antivirus • Strong passwords • Biometrics • Use a trusted ISP • http and https • Padlock • Two factor authentication THEREFOR • All Your Devices can be Hacked ,the increased security threats as much and more devices feature Internet connectivity - including implanted medical devices, car networks, police radios, and voting machines. • The end. AUTHENTICATION WHAT IS AUTHENTICATION? • the process or action of verifying the identity of a user or process or showing something to be true, genuine, or valid. • This can be made sure by copyright and authentication processes COPYRIGHT • Copyright is a legal means of protecting an author's work. It is a type of intellectual property that provides exclusive publication, distribution, and usage rights for the author. This means whatever content the author created cannot be used or published by anyone else without the consent of the author.