CHAPTER 1

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Understanding Security Concepts

In today’s technology-driven world, computers have penetrated all walks of our life, and more of our personal and corporate data is available electronically than ever. Unfortunately, the same technology that provides so many benefits can also be used for destructive purposes. In recent years, individual hackers, who previously worked mostly for personal gain, have organized into groups working for financial gain, making the threat of personal or corporate data being stolen for unlawful purposes much more serious and real. Malware infests our computers and redirects our browsers to specific advertising ...

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