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Property has its duties as well as its rights.
— Thomas Drummond (1797-1840)
Your home computer is a popular target for intruders.
Why? Because intruders want what you’ve stored there. They look for
credit card numbers, bank account information, and anything else they
can find. By stealing that information, intruders can use your money to
buy themselves goods and services.
But it’s not just
money-related information they’re after. Intruders also want your
computer’s resources, meaning your hard disk space, your fast processor,
and your Internet connection. They use these resources to attack other
computers on the Internet. In fact, the more computers an intruder uses,
the harder it is for law enforcement to figure out where the attack is
really coming from. If intruders can’t be found, they can’t be stopped,
and they can’t be prosecuted.
Why are intruders paying attention to home computers? Home
computers are typically not very secure and are easy to break into.
When combined with high-speed Internet connections that are always
turned on, intruders can quickly find and then attack home computers.
While intruders also attack home computers connected to the Internet
through dial-in connections, high-speed connections (cable modems and
DSL modems) are a favorite target.
No matter how a home computer is connected to the Internet, intruders’ attacks are often successful. Many
home computer owners don’t realize that they need to pay attention to
computer security. In the same way that you are responsible for having
insurance when you drive a car, you need to also be responsible for your
home computer’s security. This document explains how some parts of the
Internet work and then describes tasks you can do to improve the
security of your home computer system. The goal is to keep intruders and
their programs off your computer.
What is Malware?
The name malware is short for ‘malicioussoftware’. Malware includes any software program that has been created to perform an unauthorised — and often harmful — action on a user’s device. Examples of malware include:
- Computer viruses
- Word and Excel macro viruses
- Boot sector viruses
- Script viruses — including batch, Windows shell, Java and others
- Password stealers
- Backdoor Trojan viruses
- Other Trojan viruses
- Adware... and many other types of malicious software programs