Google, the most popular search engine worldwide, provides web surfers with an easy-to-use guide to the Internet, with web and image searches, language translation, and a range of features that make web navigation simple enough for even the novice user. What many users don't realize is that the deceptively simple components that make Google so easy to use are the same features that generously unlock security flaws for the malicious hacker.
The Google search engine found at www.google.com offers many different features
including language and document translation, web, image, newsgroups, catalog and
news searches and more. These features offer obvious benefits to even the most
uninitiated web surfer, but these same features allow for far more nefarious possibilities
to the most malicious Internet users including hackers, computer criminals, identity
thieves and even terrorists.
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“Brian Contos has created what few security specialists can claim: a truly readable book about the threats to our businesses from insiders who know how to attack the critical components of modern business, the computers, applications and networks that make it all work. During the last ﬁfteen years we have witnessed incredible strides in network centric business processes that have spawned the productivity of our workforce and the globalization of our supply chains.
Chapter 6 - Communications, networks, & cyberthreats. The topics discussed in this chapter are: From the analog to the digital age; networks; wired communications data; wireless communications media; cyberintruders: trolls, spies, hackers, & thieves; cyberattacks & malware; concerns about privacy & identity theft.