Computer security

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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.
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