Systems and Security : Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
1.0 Attacks, Threats, and Vulnerabilities
1.0 Threats, Attacks and Vulnerabilities
Threats are potential sources of harm to a system or network. In the context of computer security, there are several types of threats that organizations and individuals must be aware of:
1. Malware: Malware refers to malicious software that is designed to harm or exploit a system or network. Types of malware include viruses, worms, Trojans, and spyware.
2. Hacking: Hacking refers to unauthorized access to a system or network. Hackers may attempt to steal sensitive information, disrupt operations, or use the compromised system for their own purposes.
3. Phishing: Phishing is a type of social engineering attack in which attackers send fake emails or messages that appear to be from a legitimate source, such as a bank or other financial institution, in an attempt to trick the recipient into revealing sensitive information.