Network Security 101

Written by Robert Flanglin

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Destructive Attacks

There are two major categories for destructive attacks to a network. Data Diddling isrepparttar 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, andrepparttar 145572 damage becomes apparent much later. Once a problem is discovered, it can be very difficult to trust any of your previous data becauserepparttar 145573 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 yourepparttar 145574 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 ofrepparttar 145575 computers are connected, so that if one computer gets a virus, all ofrepparttar 145576 other computers can be adversely affected by this same virus. Any network administrator should have all ofrepparttar 145577 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.

How To Buy The Right Computer

Written by Jackson Morgan

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Bring On The Noise!


This is simple, if you plan on using your PC as a TV or stereo, I suggestrepparttar latest greatest sound card along with some kicking speakers. (7.1 surround sound really responds nicely)

What operating system do I need?


Again, we need to askrepparttar 145478 same question. What am I using this PC for? (See a Pattern)Email checking, Web surfing, Game playing junkies – Windows XP Home/Professional is your choice (If you have a choice, always go withrepparttar 145479 Pro). Home theater watching, MP3 ripping, picture taking extremists – Windows Media Center is your puppy.

What You See Is What You Get!


Video can make or break your PC. Standard users need a least 64MB of video RAM. I recommend 128MB or better for everyone.

Is flat better?


Yes,repparttar 145480 technologies withrepparttar 145481 LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) displays have made major improvements inrepparttar 145482 last few years. Also,repparttar 145483 space saved is worth its wait in gold. Go flat.



If you plan on checking emails, surfingrepparttar 145484 web, writing letters, here is your PC.

Brand name – Whatever you want (I recommend Dell);

Hard drive size – (80-120GB IDE drive);

Memory – (256-512MB);

Processor – Latest Celeron processor will do;

Sound – Integrated sound card and 2.1 speaker system will be fine;

Operating system – Windows XP Pro or Home;

Video Card – Integrated is fine, but you should have between 64 and 128MB of RAM;

Monitor – 15”-17” flat panel.

If you are going to play games, create a home theater or stereo it up. This is what you will need.

Brand name – Whatever you want (I recommend Alienware);

Hard drive size – (250-400GB SATA drive);

Memory – (1-4GB);

Processor – Latest greatest Pentium or equivalent;

Sound – Audigy 4 Pro will suffice, along withrepparttar 145485 Creative Power Pak 7.1 speaker system;

Operating system – Widows XP Pro or Media Center;

Video Card – ATI all-in-wonder X800 XT;

Monitor – 19-21” Flat Panel or DLP projection screen for home theaters.

About The Author


Jackson Morgan is a Sr. desktop support specialist and works with small to large businesses. He is certified to work on many platforms and has over eight years experience in the field. If you would like to contact Jackson you can e-mail him at visit us at

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