Brief definition of hackers
A hacker is someone who gains unauthorized access to a computer system. Many hackers just like the challenge of breaking through a computer security system but not all hackers are harmless. It must also be said that not all hackers are bad. Government and huge companies use hackers to maintain their security systems. People normally confuse hackers with crackers. While hackers crack the code of passwords to hack into a security system, crackers crack the code of software to bypass its security mechanisms like copyright protection etc. Hacking and cracking are two different methods, but hackers normally possess cracking skills and crackers, hackings skills. Also note that not all hackers are humans. You also get computerized hackers, but they are developed by humans of course.
How can hackers break into my computer system and how do I keep them out?
Hackers gain access to your computer through unguarded ports in your network system. You will need a firewall or anti-hacker software to stop them in their tracks. To prevent hackers from breaching your computer system, use the Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Software listed on our Cyber Security Software page.
OkAy some personal tips and tricks:
Keep your software updated.
It is recommended for you to keep your operating system software, mail server software, web server software, DNS server software, and all your application data updated to their latest versions at all times or at least enable automatic update. Old-version or fresh installations software straight from a CD or DVD can consist of security vulnerabilities that haven't been fixed or patched yet and can allow an attacker to compromise a targeted system quite easily.
Make sure you have a strong Internet provider that is prepared for hacker or cracker attacks.
Availing of an Internet provider who offers very strong fiber connections that can withstand heavy cyber assaults and has special policies for hacker or cracker attacks has become par for the course in today's Internet Age. Consult your Internet provider about hacker or cracker solutions and if they already are prepared for such eventualities. If your servers are on the same network as other servers that get compromised on a daily basis, then your systems as completely vulnerable.
Make daily backups of all your data.
Depending on your system policy, it is recommended for you to make daily, weekly, or monthly backups of all your data so that you can always restore or retrieve your information if you get compromised by an attack.
Always have multiple servers ready.
It is prudent for you to have multiple servers in case one server crumbles under hacker or cracker attacks. This way, you can always move your traffic to a backup server without any hassle.
The Protector Anti-Spam UTM Appliance updates automatically six times a day with Intrusion Prevention and Firewall Functionality.
In order for you network to be secure and to not have any worries about cracker or hacker attacks, it is advisable for you to make use of the award-winning Protector Anti-Spam UTM Appliance, which is updated six times a day automatically. The device comes with a strong, regularly updated Intrusion Prevention system that will block all hacker or cracker attacks with impunity. Furthermore, it also sports a firewall functionality that protects your whole network from inside and out.
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This post has been edited by Cider: Dec 21 2009, 05:06 AM