There is nothing that is created that does not have its own threat. Even we human have some things that are very dreadful to our health. But the real truth is that if we do not know what is harmful to our health, we will not be able to avoid them. This also applies to every system that has been produced. There are some things or some people who are extremely of great danger to the system and that is reason we have to be careful of these things. So for us to avoid those things, we have to know what they are. These things include:
Up till date, the greatest dangers to the system have been the virus. The viruses are readily available on almost everywhere and once they are on the system, they can do a lot of damage to the system. The viruses are regularly updated so that they can cope with the threat posed by any anti-virus. For these reason, it is also necessary for the users of anti-virus to have their anti-virus updated so as to avoid those threat posed by the anti-virus. For you to be safe from this threat, it is advisable that you make use of good anti-virus and also never forget to update it.
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From the beginning of computer (that is when the computer was first created); hackers have been a major threat to the safety of the computer. Although they also make use of the computer to perform their dirty work, those that fall victim of their tricks will always have a story to tell. Most of them are fun of producing the so call virus just to hurt other computer users. Another thing this set of people do is to force their way into the secrecy of system users (especially those that safe things important to them on the internet) which they will now expose to those that are not meant to know about it. Although in some situations, hacking seems to be very important but those that use it for evil act are the most common among them. If you fall a victim to a hacker, it is very hard to get them convinced so that they can return what is stolen (things collected without permission from the owner).
Another major threat to the computer are those referred to as “unauthorised user”. The reason for this is that they (while making use of the system) can damage some very important component of the system. Some of this so-called people just do not care what happened to the system after they are through with it or what effect their usage will bring on the system. Since they are not the owner and they only have access to the system without the consent of the owner. It is very important to be careful of this kind of people because of the harm they can bring on the system which might eventually lead to the owner of the system spending so much on the system. The best way to be safe from this type of people is to always use a good password for the system and also remember to log-off the system when it is not in use so as to keep them away.
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