Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Types of Threats towards Information Systems Security

The Two (2) types of threats towards Information  Systems Security

  1. Active Threats

    • This type of threats, includes of information system fraud and computer sabotage.
    •  In an active attack a hacker tries to get the valuable information by using his abilities rather than depending on the stupidity of the victim.
      An example could be: Using Brute force to crack the password of a system. 
  2. Passive Threats

    • While for this type of threats, includes of system faults, as well as natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, fires, and hurricanes.
    • in passive attack a hacker intrudes your system, and waits for some valuable information.
      An example could be: A keylogger which sends the input given by the victim to a hacker via a network(LAN or Internet whatever).