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There are two major categories for destructive attacks to a network. Data Diddling is first attack. It usually is not immediately apparent that something is wrong with your computer when it has been subjected to a data diddler. Data diddlers will generally change numbers or files slightly, and damage becomes apparent much later. Once a problem is discovered, it can be very difficult to trust any of your previous data because culprit could have potentially fooled with many different documents.
The second type of data destruction is outright deletion. Some hackers will simply hack into a computer and delete essential files. This inevitably causes major problems for any business and can even lead to a computer being deemed useless. Hackers can rip operating systems apart and cause terrible problems to a network or a computer.
The Importance of Network Security
Knowing how destructive hackers can be shows you importance of Network Security. Most networks have firewalls enabled that block hackers and viruses. Having anti-virus software on all computers in a network is a must. In a network, all of computers are connected, so that if one computer gets a virus, all of other computers can be adversely affected by this same virus. Any network administrator should have all of essential files on back up disks. If a file is deleted by a hacker, but you have it on back up, then there is no issue. When files are lost forever, major problems ensue. Network security is an important thing for a business, or a home. Hackers try to make people’s lives difficult, but if you are ready for them, your network will be safe.
Robert Flanglin is very interested in computer security and anti-virus software. Robert Flanglin enjoys writing about Network Security.