Cs 507 Case Study

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CS 507 (Assignment No 2) Part I (PHISHING) 1. Phishing. Phishing is an attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details for malicious reason by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. 2. How it Affect / Attack. a. Emails may contain links to Websites that are infected with Malware. b. It is typically carried out by Email sporting or instant messaging. c. It directs users to fake Website, whose looks and feelings are almost identical to the legitimate one. d. It is social engineering techniques used to deceive users. e. Risk is large in social media i.e Facebook, Twitter & Google+. f. Phishing can also be done through telephone by sending fake message from bank…show more content…
How Scareware Affect / Attack a. Some forms of Spyware also qualify as Scareware because they change the desktop background and claims that same type of spyware has infected the computer. b. Smart fortress is also a type of Scareware when they ask the users to buy professional security for their computer as it has lot of viruses. 6. Preventive Methods to Handle Scareware a. Good planning from IT support can lead to the preventive mechanism that will significantly reduce this threat. b. Make regular backups. c. Use of Antivirus / Anti Malware and other software assist in blocking a Scareware threat. d. Software should always up to date such as flash, Java etc. e. If computer is infected, immediately un-plug the network cable and shut the computer down, so that the network should not be affected. f. Users should be trained to identify threat and take effective measures for resolving it. g. If you see a pop-up or received some message avoid downloading it. . h. Reforms to disclose any personal information. i. Keep on downloading renowned Antivirus software and other internet security software from well known and reputed companies. j. Anything which causes you to panic is likely to be Scareware and one must uses his common sense. Part
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