How to fight Cyberterrorism

Written by Godfrey Heron

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Firewalls screen all communications to a system, including e-mail messages, which may carry logic bombs. The term "firewall" is a relatively generic term for methods of filtering access to a network. They may come inrepparttar form of a computer, router or other communications device, or in repparttar 132127 form of a network configuration.

The services and access that are permitted to each user are defined by firewalls. One method is to screen user requests to check if they come from a previously defined domain or Internet Protocol (IP) address. Another method is to prohibit Telnet access intorepparttar 132128 system.

Here are a few key things to remember in order to protect yourself from Cyberterrorism:

i. All accounts should have passwords andrepparttar 132129 passwords should be unusual, difficult to guess, and alphanumeric where possible.

ii. Changerepparttar 132130 network configuration when defects become known.

iii. Check with venders for upgrades and patches. iv. Audit systems and check logs to help in detecting and tracing an intruder.

v. If you are ever unsure aboutrepparttar 132131 safety of a site, or receive suspicious email from an unknown address, don't access it. It could be trouble.


There are software companies that create products designed to trace exactly where anyone connecting to your network is coming from. Giving you detailed information onrepparttar 132132 registered owner's name, address, etc. Greater possibility of detection always reducesrepparttar 132133 incidence of crime.


Click here: for a suite of online services which combine a number of protection strategies.

Today's commercial off-the-shelf software is riddled with holes. Microsoft products in particular, seem to be targeted. A recent Gartner Group report strongly suggests that changing from Microsoft's Internet Server would be a positive step. Software makers should design more secure products, which should be shipped to consumers pre-configured with high security settings. Such efforts will probably mean higher costs and slower progress inrepparttar 132134 short term but will pay off inrepparttar 132135 long term.

There are no foolproof ways to protect a system, as completely secure system can never be accessed by anyone. Your organization's classified information can be kept on machines with no outside (internet/intranet) connection, as a form of prevention of Cyberterrorism. Inrepparttar 132136 end,repparttar 132137 onus of fighting Cyberterrorism is really on each company or organization. The cost to protect your data will be a small fraction of what will be lost if your information systems are attacked or accidentally damaged.

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Do you know who is snooping around your computer right now?

Written by Joe Reinbold

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A while back I had read several articles in PC Magazine about these risks and that was what made me get a copy of Black Ice. Byrepparttar way it is easy to install and use. I don't know about ZoneAlarm but from my readings it appears it is also fairly simple. One ofrepparttar 132126 ezines I subscribe to recently had a short article about a site called "Shields UP!" where you could go to check your computer security for free. If you are interested go to:

These tests are for Windows systems. There will be two buttons, "Test My Shields" and Probe My Ports". These tests take a couple of minutes each and they will give you a full report. When I was finished, I felt pretty good forrepparttar 132127 moment since they couldn't get into my machine. In fact they evaluated it as "appearing that my computer didn't even exist".

You can sit there and say that you are only a little guy or gal, who would even try? Well that may be so, but onrepparttar 132128 other hand, do you know exactly what you have saved on your computer - credit card numbers, account numbers, personal information...? You would be amazed atrepparttar 132129 number of files that are saved on your machine by windows and other programs that you aren't even aware of.

I have had to change credit card accounts twice inrepparttar 132130 last year due to some large well known companies who's systems were attacked and credit card files were compromised. So it can happen, even torepparttar 132131 big guys. The software is out there to help you, it can be free or relatively inexpensive. Why not feel a little more secure?

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