Cyber Crime

 

We are currently living in Cyber age, where Internet and computers have major impacts on our way of living, social life and the way we conduct businesses. 

 

The usage of information technology has posed great security challenges and ethical questions in front of us. Just as every thing has positives and negatives, usage of information technology is beneficial as well as insecure.


With the growth of the internet, network security has become a major concern. Cyber crimes have emerged rapidly in the last few years and have major consequences. Cyber criminals are doing every thing from stealing money, hacking into others computer, stealing intellectual property, spreading viruses and worms to damage computers connected on the internet and committing frauds. 

 

Stoppage of cyber crimes is a major concern today. Cyber criminal make use of the vulnerabilities in computer software’s and networks to their advantage.

 

Cyber Crime Threats

     
Hacking Cyber Theft Virus & Worms
hacking cyber theft virus

 

Cyber Crime Solutoins

 

protectionAntivirus and Anti spy ware Software

Antivirus software consists of computer programs that attempt to identify, thwart and eliminate computer viruses and other malicious software. Anti spy wares are used to restrict backdoor program, Trojans and other spy wares to be installed on the computer.

 

 

Firewalls

firewallA firewall protects a computer network from unauthorized access. Network firewalls may be hardware devices, software programs, or a combination of the two. A network firewall typically guards an internal computer network against malicious access from outside the network.

 

Cryptography

Cryptography is the science of encrypting and decrypting information. Encryption is like sending a postal mail to another party with a lock code on the envelope which is known only to the sender and the recipient. A number of cryptographic methods have been developed and some of them are still not cracked

 

ethicalCyber Ethics and Laws

Cyber ethics and cyber laws are also being formulated to stop cyber crimes. It is a responsibility of every individual to follow cyber ethics and cyber laws so that the increasing cyber crimes shall reduce. Security software’s like anti viruses and anti spy wares should be installed on all computers, in order to remain secure from cyber crimes. Internet Service Providers should also provide high level of security at their servers in order to keep their clients secure from all types of viruses and malicious programs.

 

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