Services for Technology Information
Tech support companies, web hosting, and internet support providers are some of the modern technology services that are part of the information technology services. There are different types of human resources job that comprise information technology services and they are; computer analyst specialists, website developers, programmers, IT security, network engineers, software and hardware engineers and the technical support team.
Gaining unauthorized entry into either computer networks, computer information systems or personal computer devices and obtaining information is what is called cyberattack. There are various forms of cyber-attacks and the include; phishing, malware, cross-site scripting, structured query language (SQL) attack, denial of services (DOS) and session hijacking.
Phishing attacks allow an attacker to install a malware into your computer system by sending a corrupt attachment and thereby getting control of your whole or part of the computer system. An attacker plays around with the users’ emotions by sending a link which may arouse confusion, need for urgency or get quick false promises and upon click on the link a malware is installed in your computer.
There are different types of phishing attacks which include; whaling, spear attacks, clone phishing, and pharming. To enable an attacker collect company’s data, its intellectual property and personal credential, high profile targets are made. Changes are made to a legitimate message by sending false URLs and attachments to a user and upon opening it, a malware is installed. Before engaging a spear phishing attack, an attacker will usually have researched intensively into the targeted company’s information and create a link which looks legitimate and once clicked a malware is installed.
To protect hacking into an email a user needs to apply the following; use of strong passwords, spam filters, changing the passwords frequently and use of certified antivirus. A program designed to stop false emails from getting into a user’s inbox is called a spam filter Email filtering which involves organizing emails in a specific manner ensures removal of spam and computer viruses. Email filtering can take the form of; inbound filtering or outbound filtering.
Inbound filtering is where messages from the internet are scanned by the filtering system. Outbound filtering allows for the scanning of a message from local users before it can deliver to the rest of the users through the internet. Employees have to follow the emailing ethics as mail filters are commonly used to ensure that any inappropriate or distasteful outgoing email is noted and action was taken on whoever sent it.