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 Network Hacking Unit 3 Presentation. Introduction to hacking  Definition of a Hacker: “A person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers.

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1  Network Hacking Unit 3 Presentation

2 Introduction to hacking  Definition of a Hacker: “A person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers with information in a computer system”( Webster Dictionary )  Hacking began in the 1960’s from Universities  Does more harm than good  It is an act of thievery, blackmail, and privacy  Hacking can lead to identity theft, access to personal accounts, and addresses  It leads to unwanted computer problems like glitches, viruses, and spam

3 Statement  Protecting personal information and computers has become more difficult recently with the growth of hackers. Government officials need to monitor internet activity more closely to prevent these crimes.

4 Key points  Worlds largest credit card theft happened at Home Depot Recently  Over 53 million credit card numbers and addresses were stolen  There is no longer privacy once personal information is stolen  Americans are more worried about hackers online rather than government officials snooping through their accounts.  Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 68% of internet users think current laws are not protecting their privacy enough online, while 50% are worried about the amount of personal information about them that's online

5 Conclusion  Hacking leads several people into the interest of creating newer, better software which can revolutionize the electronic world  Safeguards to networks need to be monitored closely to minimize hacking  Routers, firewalls, computer updates have been used to prevent hackers from taking control over accounts.  The creation of stronger network systems need to be constantly updated and maintained to prevent these crimes.

6 Work Cited  Rosenblatt, Seth. "Home Depot Says 53 Million s Stolen - CNET." CNET. N.p., 6 Nov Web. 19 Nov  "What Are the Effects of Computer Hacking?" N.p., 12 June Web. 19 Nov  Dredge, Stuart. "Americans Fear Hackers More than the Government over Online Privacy." N.p., 5 Sept Web. 18 Nov

7 Biography  My name is Emely Porter and I am a freshman at Virginia Commonwealth University and an out-of-state student from Weston, Florida. I am currently majoring in psychology on a pre-nursing track. My goal in life is to help others in need and have the opportunity to travel around the world. When I am not studying I enjoy rock climbing and singing.


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