Archive for June, 2011
Connecting to the Internet is a two-way street. Not only can your PC access other computers online, but other computers can also access your PC to access your private data or damage your system hardware and software. As the Internet becomes more and more integrated into everyday lives, we must learn how to defend ourselves against new types of online attacks.
A computer virus is a malicious software program designed to do damage to computer system by deleting files or even taking over your PC to launch attacks on other systems. A virus attacks your computer when you launch an infected software program. It opens up backdoors on infected systems, giving hackers direct access to the hijacked PC. In this