January 18, 2011

Internet security

An example of a phishing e-mail, disguised as ...Image via WikipediaAn example of a phishing e-mail, disguised as an official e-mail from a (fictional) bank. The sender...

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  • Encryption - "...encryption is the process of transforming information ... using an algorithm ... to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge, usually referred to as a key."
  • Hacker (computer security) - "In common usage, a hacker is a stereotypical person who breaks into computers and computer networks, either for profit or motivated by the challenge." - Wikipedia
  • Internet security - "Internet security is a branch of computer security specifically related to the Internet. Its objective is to establish rules and measures to use against attacks over the Internet. The Internet represents an insecure channel for exchanging information leading to a high risk of intrusion or fraud, such as phishing. Different methods have been used to protect the transfer of data, including encryption." - Wikipedia
  • Phishing - "In the field of computer security, phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication." - Wikipedia
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