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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Computer Security - Terminologies

Computer Security - Terminologies


In this chapter, we will discuss about the different terminology used in Computer Security.
  • Unauthorized access − An unauthorized access is when someone gains access to a server, website, or other sensitive data using someone else's account details.
  • Hacker − Is a Person who tries and exploits a computer system for a reason which can be money, a social cause, fun etc.
  • Threat − Is an action or event that might compromise the security.
  • Vulnerability − It is a weakness, a design problem or implementation error in a system that can lead to an unexpected and undesirable event regarding security system.
  • Attack − Is an assault on the system security that is delivered by a person or a machine to a system. It violates security.
  • Antivirus or Antimalware − Is a software that operates on different OS which is used to prevent from malicious software.
  • Social Engineering − Is a technique that a hacker uses to stole data by a person for different for purposes by psychological manipulation combined with social scenes.
  • Virus − It is a malicious software that installs on your computer without your consent for a bad purpose.
  • Firewall − It is a software or hardware which is used to filter network traffic based on rules.

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