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Firewalls and Viruses

This week I learned about Firewalls and Viruses among other topics. I decided to write about these topics because they really interest me. However, some of the viruses out in the world right now scare me a lot. Although, I still would like to explain some things on this subject, so without further adieu let’s begin!

Let’s start with Firewalls. These are basically what attempts to protect your computer. Now, I say attempts but it actually does protect your computer from a lot of things and people, but not everyone and everything. In some instances, the firewall is a small inconvenience to the hackers. So, that is basically what a firewall is; protection.

Now, a virus is classified as something called Malware. Malware can be your worst nightmare or a minor nuisance. An example of a really bad virus is a Trojan Horse virus. This can come from pretty much anything, but the most common is a site that states it can rid your computer of viruses. Unfortunately, some people buy into this scam and the virus takes a hold of your computer. The only reason that the virus gains control of your computer is because the person downloaded a virus instead of a virus remover. The worst part of this virus is that it infects your computer with several different viruses.

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There are people known as White Hat SEO, Black Hat SEO, and Gray Hat SEOs. These people do many different things, but they all use hacking for different means. Let’s start with White Hats. White Hats are basically the “good guys,” because they hack things to discover security weaknesses and other things in computer networks and sites.

The Black Hat SEOs, however, are the “bad guys,” they use malicious software to hack into personal computers, and other networks and mainframes, to steal personal information. These are the people that typically use Trojan Horse viruses.

Then there were the Gray Hats. These people are like anti-heroes. They are very similar to Deadpool, because they hack for their own purposes but also for money. They are really more in the middle so they aren’t “bad” but they aren’t “good” either. They hack into personal computers too, but they don’t usually use malicious software like Black Hats.

Until Next time, your friendly neighborhood Homeschooler…

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