IT SECURITY Made by: Carlos Nasser
Password is one of the most important Wireless Security
features in IT. Password is a secret word Wireless security is a really important issue to
which enables users to access personal or have at home, business, schools, etc. This is for
secret information. For example files, a protecting your wireless connection, so any
computer or a program. When you type a hackers or crackers could enter into your wireless
password they commonly are shown in connection and try to hack some information out
asterisks, this to avoid people looking at the of your computer. Now in this days this had become
screen and seeing your password being typed really easy and popular so you should be careful
in normal letters. with hackers and crackers, as well there are clients
outside your house, business or school that doesn’t
It becomes really useful to have a really good have internet so if you don’t have a password or
and difficult password to now. This is because any protection to make it secure they can easily
is supposed that we apply password to steal your connection, so it means your connection
information that is personal, so you wouldn't will become slower, because there will be more
like people to be looking at it. Passwords help traffic in your connection.
you have safer information, also restricted
information. To make secure you r wireless connections there
are lot of ways for example:
• It should be at least 8 • Put a password for accessing the wireless
• Include capital letters, lower
case letters and numbers. • Use a special paint that absorbs the wireless
• Change it constantly for connection, so it means people outside the
example each month. building aren’t able in accessing it, because all the
connection will be inside the place where you had
Having a weak passwords will bring you painted.
negative consequences. One of them are that • You could also use firewalls, in this case people
other people will be able in knowing it easy or wouldn't be able to introduce viruses into your
hack it easily. For example if other person computer, or spy wares, so it means hackers
nows your computer password they could wouldn’t be able in controlling or affecting files
access it, so it means that now they have all inside your computer.
your information in control. They could delete • As well you could also turn on the WPA option in
files, edit files, etc. Other example could be in your wireless connection. In this way personal
your bank account. If an unknown person data sent into the internet could be encrypted.
nows or hacks your password bank account, For example when you press enter to a password
they will be able in making any transaction and send it to the internet any one in that
they want, this could make you loss lot of wireless connection or out of the connection
money only because you couldn’t do a secure could see it, but if you encrypt it they wouldn’t
password. understand your information sent so they
What is Brute Force? wouldn’t see whats your password, it means you
It is a technique where a computer tries can’t be hacked.
every possible combination of password in
order to ﬁnd the correct one. A!
Firewall is a utility program that every operating
Phishing is a way of hacking personal
system has. This is a way of having a safer
information for example credit card numbers,
navigation in the internet, because firewalls block
username and passwords. They do this by using a
un au t h or ize d communic at ion . Fire walls are
similar interface from one already existing, so
configured to deny, permit, encrypt, decrypt or
when you type this personal information and you
proxy all the computer traffic in the net work
press enter your information is sent to the
being used. Using firewalls is a way of avoiding
hacker instead of doing what you were
viruses and hackers, as well it helps to have a more
educative net work at home r school.
For example if you have internet at home and your
children use it commonly and you don’t want them
to see XXX videos, you could apply a firewall to
that type of websites you don’t want your children
to see, so now they wouldn’t have the access to see
that type of websites, because the communication
bet ween your net work and that websites will be
They are soft ware programs which are capable of entering your computer and produce a great harm to
your files or programs in your computer also is capable of duplicating and spread around the system, in
this way the harm will be greater and faster.
One way of avoiding from this viruses to enter your computer is using a Anti-virus soft ware. This
soft ware is capable of detecting and deleting all the viruses entering your computer. Some of them are
free and others are payed. There are lot of this soft wares for example:
• Macfee Save Data Tip
• Panda If possible you could have some back-up in a
• AVG external hard drive in this case if your computer
get infected and some ﬁles got lost it wonʼt
matter because you already have a back up of it.
As well another way of avoiding viruses is by firewall. This will let you block websites that you now it
will bring you viruses into your computer. for example XXX websites, games, etc.