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    [W]e live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. The convergence of computer networks and telecommunications facilitated by the digital technologies has given birth to a common space called ‘cyberspace’. This cyberspace has become a platform for major human activities which converge on the Internet 21st Century . The cyberspace has, in fact, become the most happening place today. Internet is increasingly…

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    The Importance Of Spyware

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    Sometimes an activity that the user may think is private may not necessarily be. There are virtually no online activities or services that guarantee 100% privacy. Today, most people depend upon computers manage information and surf the Internet. Since there is such a great deal of dependence upon computers, it is of utmost important that users feel secure utilizing them. Users…

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    of defense could be encryption of the device's data. While this encryption may not directly defend against the malware, it may prevent it from reading sensitive data and/or instigating a denial of service attack. An idea we came up with after writing our white paper plays off the fact that mirai will not attack certain IP's, such as Government IP's, those of major corporations, or any devices on the local network. We were wondering if making the device spoof one of these IP's when communicating…

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    social media called Twitter. This individual wanted to silence blogger Georgy Jakhaia, who speaks openly against the Russian government. It affected so much of Facebook and the online social media LiveJournak, making them almost lose service as well. Thirdly, there is an attack committed by WikiLeaks. Their victim was Master-Card. They wanted to punish Master-Cart for not processing donations to WikiLeaks; also, this affected the Swedish prosecution authority offline due to a prior…

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    The foundation of computer crimes lies with The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) of 1986, 18 U.S.C. 1030. According to Easttom and Taylor (2011), the CFAA was a federal act which provided protection of computer systems that were part of a federal entity or financial-institution. Over time and through a series of congressional hearings, lawmakers have amended and tailored language in a manner to protect the government's interest in computer crimes while striking a balance with the ability of…

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    hundreds of millions of lines of code. The number of potential entry points to a network expands continually as more devices are added. This will increase the probability of security breaches and other security attacks. There are various types of computer attacks. Some of the common attacks, including the virus, worm, Trojan horse, spam,…

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    MANET Case Study

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    available at any given time which could result in a node becoming unavailable for communication when its power is depleted. These wireless links are also susceptible to attacks. Unlike wired networks in which the adversary first needs to gain actual physical access to the network, in wireless ad-hoc networks the adversary can attack from any link and target any node. These ad-hoc networks don’t have a clear defence line, as such each and every node must be prepared to defend itself from threats.…

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    In recent years, Cyber-attacks have become a more common form of terrorism used against the United States. Cyber-terrorist have the ability to access bank accounts, shut down systems, and send malicious viruses to ordinary citizens from the comfort of their home. It may be possible for terrorist to hack into States and Federal systems, which would be catastrophic on a global level; cyber-attacks are happening more and more often than they should. This type of cybercriminals has cost the US…

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    is both broad and fuzzy. Although useful, the term lacks a precise definition since it refers to either one or three of the following components, as elucidated by Fischer (2015): 1. A collection of activities and measures aimed at protection from attacks, disruptions, or threats to computers and their networks, related hardware and software, as well as information contained or communicated, such as software and data, in addition to aspects of cyberspace; 2. The quality or state of protection…

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    Internet is progressively used as a tool of organized crime. Cybercrime is apparently form of international crime that has been affected by the revolution globally in Informational Communication and Technology. Digital crime, Terrorism, and/or Attacks Formerly, cybercrimes were committed by individual or groups with no decent organization, whereas currently, organized crime structures and highly trained professionals are deeply involved in this profitable criminal activity. Cybercrime is…

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