A cyber attack can be defined as an attempt to disable, expose, infect, destroy, or gain unauthorized access on someone's device or network.
DoS and DDoS
DoS or Denial-of-Service attack is used to disrupt the service. In this attack; huge traffic is sent to the target's network by the attacker which makes the network flooded and results in network failure. Attacker mostly uses DDoS for achieving DoS attack. The attacker uses numerous computers to send lots of traffic to the target's address for flooding the network. DoS attacks can also be used for taking the device into an offline mode for launching various kinds of attacks.
Phishing attacks are mostly used for gathering personal information or for stealing funds. There are numerous types of phishing attacks but email phishing is the most common. In email phishing, the attacker sends email to the user asking for entering their personal details. You may have seen email such as "fill your details and know about your past life". People fill their information and this information later used by the attacker. You can also get phishing attacks related to your bank. The attacker sends an email which looks genuine (for example, using an instead of e in the email id), asks for entering the bank details for starting some kind of service. When you enter your details, the attacker gets your bank details and then steals your funds.
Malware can be referred to as a program which is designed to do malicious activities the computer or network. Malware can manipulate, infect, corrupt, or damage the device. There are various types of malware; the most common type of malware is a virus. Other types of malware are Trojans, spyware, ransomware, bots, adware, worms, etc. Use Norton Com Setup Enter Product Key and secure your device from all malware. Due to increasing threats, now antivirus not only provides security from malware but also gives good network security and other excellent tools for preventing various cyber attacks.
MitM attack can be defined as eavesdropping the session of trusted clients. The attacker secretly checks the data packets transferring from one client to another. An attacker can also gain data access or may alter it.
Passwords are the basic and powerful defense against data theft. Most of the time password hacking is done by sniffing technique and guessing. The attacker collects information about the attacker and then tries various passwords related to the attackers such as date of birth, phone number, hobbies, address, etc. Always use a long and meaningless password such as sting of 12-15 characters which should be an alphanumeric and special character. Always use a unique password for your every account; if you find difficulty in remembering the various passwords then uses Norton Com Setup password manager. With a password manager, you only have to remember the master password; this tool can store your passwords safe and secure from theft.
Cyberstalking can be defined as monitoring all the online activities of the victim. The stalker infects the victim device with some kind of malicious malware such as spyware or Trojan which makes him able to monitor all the activities of the victim. You can also fall into cyber-stalking on your social networking site. People love sharing posts of every event such as restaurants parties, travel, etc. Too much exposure on social media can be really dangerous. If you add the attacker on your friend list then he doesn't have to do anything. He can easily get all the personal information about you. If you share anything about upcoming events such as your birthday venue or travel plan then you may get into stalking and other harmful threats.
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