INTERNET SECURITY IS THE
GUARD FOR YOU
We hear a lot of people saying that we had this account hacked, our
bank details being hacked and same happens in big and small
companies too. We all become victim of cybercrime or cyber threat.
So let’s see here how we can defend all these threats?
What Is Internet Security?
Internet security is that the application of data security to the
sector of computing and applies both to information stored on
computers and to information transmitted over the
communications network, such as the internet.
Because It Is Important?
The value of the information itself must be kept in mind. Let's think
about bank details, passwords, photos or even our hobbies. All this
is very important and must be protected, because there is always
the possibility that someone outside of us misuses it.
Technologies Used Against Internet Security
We can classify the technologies used against internet security into
two large groups: Social and Technical.
In the case of social technologies, great computer skills aren't
needed. They are supported applying deception methods to
computing and always require the voluntary intervention of the
user of the system.
The technical engineering does require high knowledge about
computer and, unlike social type technologies don't require the
intervention of the user of the system.
Phishing is the typical example of a social security attack. It
consists of the impersonation of a trusted entity through a link in
the email in order to obtain the credentials. The user receives an
email that features logos or images that have been collected from
the actual website to which the fraudulent message refers and with
the request that they click on a link in the email. This link will take
us to a fake website and ask for our credentials.
The main advice to protect yourself from phishing is to never
access web pages through links provided by email.
Viruses, Trojans and worms belong to the category of technical
engineering and w