8 Types of Cyber Attacks Your Business Needs to Avoid
- Malware. What is it? How does it work?
- Phishing. What is it?
- Password Attacks. What is it?
- Denial-of-Service (DoS) Attacks. What is it?
- “Man in the Middle” (MITM) What is it?
- Drive-By Downloads. What is it?
- Malvertising. What is it?
- Rogue Software. What is it?
Keeping this in consideration, what is the computer security?
Computer security, also known as cybersecurity or IT security, is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware, the software, and to the information on them, as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.
What is the difference between a threat and an attack?
3 Replies. Often the terms threat, attack, and vulnerability are interchanged and misused. Each is defined here. Definition of threat: the expressed potential for the occurrence of a harmful event such as an attack. Definition of attack: an action taken against a target with the intention of doing harm.
What are the types of computer security risks?
Examples of malware include viruses, worms, ransomware, spyware, and Trojan horses. Misconfigured software, unpatched operating systems, and unsafe computer habits all contribute to creating computer security risks.