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I Am Who I Am

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Manucum, Marvin John E.Group 5
N-116Assignment # 5
Source: http://www.networkcomputing.com/wan-security/stupid-firewall-tricks.php

Question:

How can installation of firewall give an organization a false sense of security?

Answer:

Firewalls can be one of the most effective ways of protecting your security from any kind of harmful attacks; in short it is a form of a computer security. But they need to be configured properly the hardware and software of a firewall, by someone that can handle the program and have learned the specific task and knowledge both of the network and of computer security in general. Too many large organizations will buy a firewall, have it installed, and leave it at that. They feel that just because the firewall is there, they are already safe, some instances may arrive if the user does not get updated due to laziness/ignorance, they did not actually secure the machine, they only attempts to block access to exploitable services, the firewall misinterprets network traffic and suggests attacks for marketing purposes rather than for defense; these may cause the firewall to be malfunctioned. Manucum, Marvin John E.Group 5

N-116Assignment # 5
Source: http://www.geekwithlaptop.com/what-motivates-a-computer-criminal

Question:

What do you think motivates a hacker to attempt to break into computers to probe their defenses?

Answer:

They wanted to know if they could do it, they wanted to test your security if they couldn’t break it easily, they breaks security for non-malicious reasons, for instance testing their own security system, computer security consulting firms who is used to bug test a system prior to its launch, they are looking for exploits so they can be closed, they will surf the internet and hack into a computer system for the sole purpose of notifying the administrator that their system has been hacked, then they will offer to repair their system for a small fee, breaks into...

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