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HACKING As given in the dictionary, hacking means to break into or use a computer network or use a system without authorization, as a hacker might do. Personal computers came into this world about 25 years back and revolutionised the world. It led to modernization and paved the path for greater human advancement,even in the space. They help us in almost every way but nowadays they are also in danger. Danger from humans. Hacking is the word.some people for various ways cause destruction to ones computer by either spying on it by hacking the system servers or logging on to someone's pc ust for fun which is awfully wrong and shouldnt be done.Privacy has become the thing of the past. ...read more.

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The best targets are the biggest companies which have huge branches with turnovers of several crores.Governments of the world should start recognizing it has a worldwide problem which needs to care of as fast as possible. Even an individual should protect himself from the dark and dungy place called internet where all the 'stuff' takes place. The best way is by using a firewall and other security sofwares avaible.Even anti-virus companies provide such software. First and foremost way government can help is that ,they can track the hackers and arrest them as quickly as possible but it is not easy when there are millions and millions of hackers around the world! ...read more.

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Where can a hacker find such tools? On the Internet, of course. Sites containing dozens of free, relatively easy-to-use hacking tools available for download are easy to find on the Net. While understanding how these tools work is not always easy, many files include homegrown documentation written in hacker shoptalk. Among the programs available are scanning utilities that reveal the vulnerabilities on a computer or network and sniffing programs that let hackers spy on data passing between machines. Hence, it is a problem which can only be solved with the help of online community and using the ways the hackers so. Turning the tables against their own tools is the only way out of this mess. ...read more.

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In summary, the report shows a basic understanding of 'hackers'. However their opinion on how 'easy' this is, is invalid and false. It's clearly shown that there haven't undertake the appropriate background research. The report mentions how hacking could be ...

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In summary, the report shows a basic understanding of 'hackers'. However their opinion on how 'easy' this is, is invalid and false. It's clearly shown that there haven't undertake the appropriate background research. The report mentions how hacking could be achieved by those with little skill. This is simply false, and is in-correct. A successful 'hack' is usually from a person who has studied a Computer Science degree at University. Hacking is quite difficult, and is deponent on the attack. The report states how governments should arrest hackers. However this shows a clear misunderstanding of how hackers are dealt with. As there are a number of police services which try and track hackers, however as there are trying to seek a hacker, the hacker will usually undertake the process of 'mask'. This means that the hacker will hide their identify, making this almost an impossible task.

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The report states that large companies and governments are being attacked by hackers. However the report doesn't mention the reason being this. The report could mention something on the lines of 'Hackers will target those websites which has sensitive data, along with sites which has a large quantity of data. Thus, this means that hackers often target government websites and large companies'.

Quality of writing

Some of the grammar is in-correct, as the report states 'word.some'. This should be re-placed to 'word. Some'. The misuse of grammar is though-out the report, and the student will need to re-read the report and correct were appropriate. The report mentions the term 'Firewall', however doesn't explain this or doesn't even describe what this term is. This term is useless within the report, unless it's explained.


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