A Guide on Information Technology Services
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 vast information technology services jobs which range from; IT security, programmers, network engineers, website developers, computer analyst specialist, software and hardware engineers and technical support team.
Cyberattack is any wrongful activity performed with an aim to alter the functioning or gain unauthorized information from computer networks, computer information systems or personal computer devices. 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. Phishing attacks are focused on the user’s emotions and personal desires which are likely to influence them to click on the sent link.
Spear attacks, pharming, clone phishing, whaling are some of the forms in which phishing can be executed.Whaling attacks are usually focused on high profile targets with the aim of capturing company’s data, company’s intellectual property and personal credential that can be used to blackmail or even sold at black market. Cloning attacks happens when a user receives a clone of a valid message they had received earlier but there is a bit of change made to it by the attacker to trap the user. By getting details such as a company’s email address and website, the company’s logo, an attacker is able to craft an email that looks real to the specific target who happens to be the high profile workers in a company and once clicked a malware is installed therefore altering the normal function of a computer.
A range of email protection procedures exist and are namely; spam filters, use of certified antivirus, strong passwords, and change of email passwords. A spam filter is a program that detects false emails and ensures that they do not find their way to a user’s inbox. Organizing emails in a decent manner also known as email filtering reduces the chances of a spam or computer virus having its way into the inbox. Email filtering can take the form of; inbound filtering or outbound filtering.
Filtering system is used in scanning message delivered on the internet in a process known as inbound filtering 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.