Pros And Cons Of Cybercrime
The increasing access to and subsequent use of technology has dramatically impacted the way in which people communicate and conduct their daily lives. The internet for example connects people and companies from opposite sides of the world quickly, easily, and relatively cheaply.
However, the internet and computer can be used in negative ways, which can have destructive impact on societies. Cybercrime is a threat against different organisations and people who computers connected to the internet and particularly mobile technology.
Cybercrime can be defined as a type of crime committed by cybercriminals who use a computer as a tool and the internet as a connection in order to reach a variety of objectives such as fraud, illegal downloading …show more content…
The computer may however be target for unlawful acts in the following cases- unauthorized access to computers / computer systems / computer networks, theft of information contained in the electronic form, e-mail bombing, data diddling, salami attacks, logic bombs, Trojan attacks, internet time thefts, web jacking, theft of computer system, physically damaging the computer …show more content…
It's true that Macs used to be less of a target, simply because criminals used to go after the largest number of users - hat is Windows - but this is changing. Determined attackers are able to find new ways to exploit users on almost any platform.
If your email or cloud service offers it - Gmail, Dropbox, Apple and Facebook do - take the trouble to set this up. In addition to entering your password, you are also asked to enter a verification code sent via SMS to your phone. So a hacker might crack your password, but without the unique and temporary verification code should not be able to access your account. Keying in a password or code 40-plus times a day might seem like a hassle but it is your first line of defence.
Only shop online on secure sites
Before entering your card details, always ensure that the locked padlock or unbroken key symbol is showing in your browser. Additionally, the beginning of the online retailer's internet address will change from "http" to "https" to indicate a connection is secure. Be wary of sites that change back to http once you've logged on.
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