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What is Internet Security?

Internet security is referred as securing the communication over the internet. Below are the security protocols included.
  • Internet Security Protocol (IPSec)
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

Internet Security Protocol (IPSec)

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) designed the set of protocols grouped to form IPSec. It offers network security and helps in creating authenticated and confidential packets for IP layer.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

Developed by Netscape Communication Corporation provides security at transport layer. Below security issues are addressed.
  • Privacy
  • Integrity
  • Authentication

Threat

Internet security threats directly affect the network, data security and other internet connected systems. Hackers use the techniques to threat the privacy and integrity of businesses, organizations etc.
Below are the internet security threats:
  • Mobile worms
  • Malware
  • PC and Mobile ransomware
  • Large scale attacks like Stuxnet that attempts to destroy infrastructure.
  • Hacking as a Service
  • Spam
  • Phishing

Email Phishing

Hackers create fake email address stating it to be legitimate enterprise and send many mails having virus. Their purpose is to steal the private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details.
Those emails have links to other websites that are infected with virus or malware and ask the user to enter private details which are later used by Hackers to steal.

What a phishing email may contain?

Below are the phishing email symptoms:
  • SPELLING AND BAD GRAMMAR
In general, such emails have grammatically incorrect text. Avoid having a look to such emails, since it can be a spam.
  • BEWARE OF LINKS IN EMAIL
Avoid clicking on any links in emails from unknown users.
  • THREATS
You may receive a mail like “your account will be closed if you didn’t respond to an email message”.
  • SPOOFING POPULAR WEBSITES OR COMPANIES
Such emails have graphics similar to that of legitimate website but are actually fake websites.

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