Who Can Harm Your Computer?

How many of us could say that we do not rely on computers? Of course there won’t be any one who can confidently state something like that. Because, almost everyday, every minute we heavily depend on computers, laptops, tabs to do our homework, office work etc. If we don’t have anything to do, at least we save our personal information. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that we take necessary steps to protect whatever we save in the devices. 

On the other hand, if you are running your own business, it is a must to secure your information. In some companies they use a virtual desktop infrastructure solution in order to combine and store different things together. However, it is good for all of us to know the types of people who can break into our computer and misuse our info. Let’s see who are they. 

Hacker 

Initially the term “hacker” was known to be good but later on it was given a very negative view by people. He/she basically accesses a computer unlawfully and often claim that they do it to find out the loop holes of a network system. Can believe it to a certain extent, but not fully. 

Cracker 

As its name implies, the cracker is also a hacker who internationally accesses a computer network system with the intention of destroying or stealing personal information. It should be noted that both hackers and crackers are highly skillful and knowledgeable. 

Cyberterrorist 

This is like normal terrorism. A cyberterrorist is someone who uses a computer network or internet to vanish computers for political reasons. It requires a lot of skills, years of planning and also a huge amount of money to implement. 

Unethical employee 

If you use an hyper-converged infrastructure solution in your company, you will be able to spot out these type of unethical employees who try to enter the network for various reasons such as selling confidential information for money. Or even to take revenge for an unfair decision he/she had to face.  

Cyber extortionist 

They use emails as an offensive force. Typically send threatening emails stating that they can release company’s information to the competitors, exploit a security leak, launch an attack etc. After doing that they will ask for a sum of money to be paid. This is somewhat similar to black mailing. 

Script kiddies 

A script kiddie is generally an uneducated teenager who has less knowledge in computer networks. They use pre-written hacking and cracking techniques. Scared? Of course it looks a bit scary. But, as long as you take preventive actions to safeguard your computer from various unauthorized entrants, you have gotten nothing to worry.