Web 2.0 : The World Wide Web Essay

735 Words Feb 9th, 2016 3 Pages
Web 2.0 is the next generation of the World Wide Web, and many of us use it on a daily basis but there is more to than meets the eye. From social sites like FaceBook, Twitter, and YouTube to “work” sites like Gmail, Ymail, and LiveMail, we use Web 2.0 in our daily lives. There are two points that make Web 2.0 stand out; first is “delivering information and applications entirely through a web browser.” Tech Ease. (n.d). Examples of this would be the use of Word Online or Google Docs. The next point that stands out is the social aspect of Web 2.0 which allows “users can easily share information with each other. Most web 2.0 websites allow you to build a network of other users for the purposes of sharing the resources you have stored online.” Tech Ease. (n.d). An example of this would be social sites such as FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
How do criminals target user of Web 2.0? Internet criminals or Cybercriminals as they are called now and will be called from here on out in this paper, have an arsenal of ways to target and manipulate our experience in Web 2.0. Cybercriminals us malware short for malicious software to attack our systems to steal data, obtain personal information such as credit card information, social security number, or even where you live, they can also install monitoring programs, they can even take control of your system via the internet and lock your computer out demanding that you have to pay a certain amount to unlock it, or use it to create…

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