We could become a Hacker's target by not maintaining a safe
and secure computer while surfing the Internet. It only makes it
easier for them to
find and infiltrate our machines with spyware and use them to attack the
computers of our friends, families and peers.
How not to be a
part of the problem
by Richard Rossbauer
A recent survey analyzed by "Knowledge Networks" found that
nearly three quarters of the total United States population
has access to the internet in their homes or at work with
users spending an average of three hours per day on the
The implications of these few
basic facts are alarming!
Every one of these computers is a
while it's online. Even without doing any math, it's readily
apparent that the number of 'Available Attack Hours' runs
into the millions every day.
... and all users of the Internet, youngsters or oldsters,
whether entertaining themselves with online games, doing
research, communicating via eMail, instant messaging or chat
rooms, are the targets of the thieves and other unsavory
types who are trying to trap us into giving up private
information that can lead to painful losses of our financial
resources and even our personal identities.
But I wonder, "How many of us really care about the safety
and security of our neighbors, friends and family?
They're Hackers Targets, too.
If you don't care about them and do nothing to protect your
own online security, you are just making it that much easier
for the Hackers, virus and spyware writers and online
thieves to entrap us and use our computers to spread their
The question here is, "Are
you a part of the problem or a part of the solution?"
You can easily be a part of the solution and help minimize
the threats by
protecting your own online security with up-to-date
anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software and up dating
your operating system every time new patches are announced,
applying good, logical and safe practices during daily
internet use and
being constantly alert and aware of the latest tricks employed
by the malcontents.
Then, help your family, friends, and associates minimize
of being a target for hackers -
by alerting them to the resources (many of them free),
available in Blogs, Newsletters and websites like this where
guidelines, tips and security topics are presented to help
everyone become a part of the solution.
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A Trojan implanted worm, like
MyDoom, could turn your computer into part of a Hacker's arsenal of weapons.
How many ways
are there to destroy the usefulness, benefits and pleasures the World Wide Web
has to offer?
If the mal-contents, crackers, and outright thieves haven't found them
all yet -
it's a sure bet that
What can we, as every- day internet users do to help solve this
problem and not be a hackers target?
Generally, we must
keep our virus protection, spy detection, and all other protective programs
up to date.
We Must be diligent! We cannot disregard
the real dangers. If we do, we will eventually feel the pain and grief that
comes with underestimating the determination of the malicious individuals
who are not going to stop using us and stealing from us.
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