As the online world grows and businesses increasingly make use of the Internet in their operations, it is more important than ever that preventative measures are taken in the realm of information security. Our guide takes you through some key ways of doing this. One important measure is to have a policy about information security. This will ensure that all employees will know what is expected of them and it can help to develop a plan in case there ever is a breach of information security.
This could happen if an enabled device is stolen. This would allow the hacker to use the automatic log-in stored in the machine. If the device doesn’t have auto log, then the password files could potentially be compromised.
Information passing: A hacker could potentially get access by talking to one of your company employees…or more likely, a disgruntled former employee. This method has become a more common practice I the past few years.
Exploiting bugs and flaws in the system has long been a favorite of many hackers. Mainly because many find updating, and upgrades are time-consuming hassle. Software, firmware, and security certificates are all targets, and once an exploit is noted by a hacker, it gets passed around quickly.
Computer hacking is simultaneously an art and science, for the people who make an effort to crack into shielded or unprotected systems. It is also considered to be art, as it involves creativity which is equivalent to the painting of a gorgeous landscape, and science because of its technical factors. People practicing unethical hacking, generally tend to take private information, modify a corporation’s economic data, bust security codes to gain illegal system access, or carry out additional harmful actions. There are two kinds of people who indulge in computer hacking, specifically people who acquire an interest in computer hacking because of basic intellectual curiosity and others with less respectable motives.
This is all well and good. However, Trojans are types of programs that do things the computer operator finds productive or fun. Trojans could be a game or some other type of computer software. The problem is as the business uses this software he is setting loose a virus on his computer. So much for the simple rule, “never open e-mail attachments.”
These Trojans and viruses can be used just as a way to disable your computer and ruin your hard drive. The possibility can’t be overlooked that cyber-terrorist could use Trojans in this way. The way they are being used most these days, however, is to discover things about the computer owner, like maybe very personal information. Can you say online banking?
Keyloggers are also used to gather business information. As the name implies, a keylogger will log every stroke on your keyboard. Therefore, since other spyware and Adware associated with the keylogger will know what site you’re on, it will find out what password you used to get into the site. With a little bit of imagination, you could figure out a lot of underhanded ways a keylogger could be doing you harm.