The Threat Of Network Security

925 WordsSep 1, 20164 Pages
There are threats to network security that can compromise your computer systems. Viruses are one of the top security threats in the technology industry. A virus is a program or a code that is loaded into your computer system without your knowledge will run against your wishes (Beal, n.d). Viruses can also replicate themselves. All computer viruses are manmade and a virus can make a copy of itself several times and easy to create (Beal, n.d). Mark Vernon wrote that 72% of all companies have received infected e-mails or files last year and for larger companies the percentage was 83% (Vernon, 2004). The top viruses in malignancy are Worms and Trojan Horses (Vernon, 2004). Another threat to network security is malware. Malware (malicious software) is a annoying or harmful type of software that is intended to secretly access a device without a user’s knowledge. There are different types of malware, which include spyware, phishing, viruses, adware, Trojan horses, worms, ransomware, rootkits, and browser hijackers (“What is Malware and how to remove it | Cyber security,” n.d.). Malware gets access to your device through the internet, email, hacked websites, toolbars, music files, free subscriptions, toolbars and anything downloaded from the web (“What is Malware and how to remove it | Cyber security,” n.d.). Spam is also another threat to network security. Spam is a unsolicited message that advertises a service or product. Spammers target email accounts but can also be found on
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