INTERNET SECURITY IS BOON
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
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
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 would allow