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What are the various threats to information security in your view? In today’s society, there are many threats that pose to information security. One example in particular are hackers. Hackers can be outsiders or company employees who use the Internet and other networks to steal or damage data and programs. Hackers have the capability to monitor e-mails, Web server access, or file transfers to extract passwords, steal network files, or plant data that will cause a system to welcome intruders (O’Brien & Marakas, 2013, p. 575). Another example of a threat that we experience is malware and bots as well. Malware includes nuisances like spyware, which allows hackers to track every move you make and view passwords through key loggers as you enter them. Malware can also be triggered through tricky downloads that hackers have consumers download by accident. This could be dangerous because these criminals could take control of an individual’s computer and ruin their finances if they have the means to do so.
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