Internet Security. How safe is your computer?Robert WilliamsSAINT LEO UNIVERSITYCOM201Professor Gary RogersNovember 22, 2013Internet Security. How safe is your computer?The Internet is a very powerful tool that we use to navigate and communicate with the rest of the world. Internet users often rely on interacting with other computers and programs to accommodate their different needs. Anytime you place your technology device on the Internet, there will always be a possibility of attracting a virus. There are numerous viruses and Trojans online today that can damage an unprotected computer. The question I have for you is, how safe is your computer? The technology age has changed since the days when I was a youth. Growing up as a poor child, living in the rural areas of an impoverished city, technology was the last thing we were worried about staying current on. I couldn’t even fathom the day that I would ever be able to afford to purchase my very first computer. As I matured into an adult, my life would lead me to joining the military and it was there that I had the opportunity to interact with computers. In this present world, it is not uncommon to see a computer in almost every household. Most Americans would be lost if you ever told them that they would have to live without the Internet. Long before we had the Internet, we still use to suffer from the attacks of outside attacks. These so called attacks to your computer can come in many different forms and wreak havoc on your system. Some of the following attacks can be grouped into categories such as viruses, botnets, worms, and Trojan horses. The first form of attack I would like to discuss is computer viruses. Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation ("Microsoft Safety and Security Center," n.d). It is imperative to know that anytime you use your computer to connect to the World Wide Web that...
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