Internet attack is one of the most severe problems that computer users may come across nowadays. Hackers usually take different means to carry out their invade action. For our computer users, we should equip our computer with forcible tools. Here I’d like to introduce the possible ways that hackers use to attack our computers and we should be care of these when we use our PC.
1. Loophole Attack
Loopholes may exist in some network systems, such as Windows NT UNIX. The carelessness management of websites administrators will also cause the showing up of loopholes. Hackers usually take advantage of these loopholes and attack the target computers or steal the users’ crucial information. How to fix this? Through installing patches, loopholes can be fixed in some extent; the website administrator also should work more carefully to avoid such mistakes.
2. E-mail Attack
E-mail is a common way that people communicate with others or express their thoughts. But, hackers may use it to send junk e-mails with duplicate or useless content. The immediate consequence is that your mailbox received as many as possible emails and it can not be used any more. When junk e-mails are sending to your mailbox, they may also cause the slow running of your computer, even to death. So it will be frustrated for you to continue your work if this situation happens some of the time. You must fix it, right? With the help of tools which can eliminate the junk e-mails automatically, such as Outlook, you will be at ease to use your mailbox to communicate with others again.
3. Password Attack
Using password is one of the most important ways to maintain internet security for computer users. You always need to put in your passwords to verify identity so as to make sure the safety of your privacy. System will open to the users with right passwords which means you are the people who has been authorized. Thus, getting users’ passwords is also one of the important ways for hackers to attack others’ computers. In order to avoid being attacked, computer users should choose complicated passwords while setting it. Birthday, phone number or users’ name are not recommended to be used as passwords since hackers may steal your private information and then try to log in your account by using them. So it is very dangerous to use such private information as your passwords. You are recommended to change your passwords from time to time which can reduce the possibility of being attacked.
To deal with Internet Attack, besides paying attention to the above possible ways, we should also be suspicious of any unsolicited requests online; do not respond to any spam, etc.