Friday, June 20, 2008

How safe is our data?

In this modern era, the internet has been one of the easiest tool to share data. with online, all people will be able to find their solution, find their answer, find what they are looking for, and it's all just a click away by online. but still, the question is how safe is our data from being misused by the unauthorized party??

There are few types of security threat in the internet.

1.The most common internet threat is online fraud. Online fraud occurs when someone poses as a legitimate company to obtain a personal data and use the data to conduct transaction witout your consent.

2.The other internet date threat will be worms or other viruses which will create a new date or erase all the important data, duplicated itself, and attached itself into the information to be sent out to the other party by the internet.

3.Attack of Web application which are severe, easy to exploit is one of the threats which we are facing as well.

The number of websites hosting keylogging crimewaresystems rose by over 1,100, reaching 3,362, the second highest number recorded in the preceding 12 months.Websense Security Labs believes much of this increase isdue to attackersincreasing ability to co-opt sitesto spread crimeware using automated tools.

We as the user of the data and the internet should know how to protect ourself from the internet threat. there are a few precaution which we as internet user should do.

1.Protect your passwords
2.Install a personal firewall
3.Install, run, and keep anti-virus software updated
4.Keep your computer operating system up to date
5.Be wary of suspicious emails, phone calls, and mails.

In the end, We can't deny that internet threat has increasing dramatically over the time. but still we as a user can prevent all of the internet threat n keep our data safe with enough precaution and to be careful with the tools itself : the internet.


  1. e-sign act said...

    Well written article. Thanks for discussing most common internet threat. There is also many ways of saving data on internet like using digital signature, electronic signature.