Why People Tend To Malware Risk Analysis

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Assignment #2 The reason why normal people tend to expose themselves to the malware risk is mostly due to their lack of knowledge or carelessness. For example, in the text it states that “many people ignore the content of the want to trust this applet?” and merely click trust. The problem is that unsuspecting people are not fully reading what these dialog boxes say and they will simply “allow any signed applet to run on their machine.” Also, it could be due to their lack of awareness when remembering certain website names. Basically, if a person types in a similar URL, but not the correct one it connects them to their own site. Lastly, the attacker can obtain a mailing list which would allow them to send emails containing their website …show more content…
It constantly would shut off and would have a blue screen that said it was dumping almost every time I was on my computer. I would have pop-ups appear all of the time and random videos would play suddenly. Eventually I got so sick of it I just bought a new laptop with a new security system. The creator of a virus can take many things from your computer. It has the ability-as mentioned before-to take passwords and credit card/security numbers. It also has the capability to shut down your entire computer system. It affects the hard drive and your computer is practically done. It could allow random ads and pop-ups to show up on your screen. Your computer could have little to no internet connection. Also, it then leaves your computer vulnerable and open to even more viruses or malware. People should be very cautious when entering their internet onto websites because it is almost impossible to know if your computer is going to be safe or not. Most people do not fully understand how many hackers and attackers there are on the internet, simply waiting for people to click their website or ad. It is hard to tell how secure that website is especially if you do not read the terms and conditions or dialog boxes …show more content…
I would regularly check up on the website to make sure it is taking me to the correct website, and if not inform someone. I would create another type of dialog box that would make the user clearly understand who is asking for access. It would include more than just who signed it and who authenticated it. I would probably add the website name and some other website information. Lastly, I would try not to make the website or ad name so generic. When people don’t know the name they type in a shortcut and that is what leads them to the false website. I would suggest making it a little more specific that way it might be easier for people to remember, rather than a common

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