Network Threats Flashcards Preview

Principles Of Information Technology > Network Threats > Flashcards

Flashcards in Network Threats Deck (9)
Loading flashcards...
1

someone who finds access into a computer's security system to break into another machine

hacker

2

unwanted commercial email

spam

3

software that gets installed on the computer, it can cause annoying pop-up ads, steal information or disrupt files/networks

adware/malware

4

embedded software that looks safe and steals information only to send it out to the hacker

spyware

5

computer software that attaches itself to another program that can replicate itself and go from computer to computer corrupting and/or modifying files

computer virus

6

stand alone malware computer program

computer worm

7

type of malware that disguises itself as a legitimate file or helpful program but whose real purpose is to steal information

Trojan horse

8

protection?

-install a firewall
-password protected network

9

-hardware or software
- objective is to control the incoming/outgoing network traffic by analyzing the data packets and determining whether it should be allowed through or not based on a predetermined rule set

firewall