Attack Prevention Paper

630 Words Apr 1st, 2013 3 Pages
Attack Prevention Paper

Attack Prevention Paper
The article I chose to evaluate was an article by Student Pulse called Cyber Attack Prevention For The Home User: How To Prevent A Cyber Attack. The article as a whole is very well put together, the author uses three separate references that back up each section that the author uses as points in his article.
The author starts his article with a statement. according to Damico (2013), "CyberMedia states that 86% of all attacks are aimed at home users (2006). As attacks on home users increase, new techniques are surfacing, including the use of malicious code to attack web browsers and desktop applications." (para. 2). This starting statement allows for the reader to be pulled into the
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Many users have suffered attacks from malicious code that has already been identified and protected against." To increase security of the home computer, the home user can take a few relatively simple steps. One of the first steps in computer hacking prevention is to make sure that all of your software is up-to-date. Many users have suffered attacks from malicious code that has already been identified and protected against." The most vulnerable a person is on the internet is through un-updated software. Updated software gives better security from intruders.
The article as a whole was well written, very informative and well put together. The author has it broken down to be in its simplest terms, first with an introduction, followed by a cited fact to allow the reader to be intrigued and then followed by cited information to hel the reader in order form simplest to more difficult.
One exception I had from the article was that the author did not cite any programs or systems that can help the reader. In essence the reader has to search and look for programs that can better defend themselves. I believe that the author should have referenced programs that can help the reader because most out there found from searches could potentially be harmful to the reader. By referencing useful programs that are trustworthy to allow the reader to feel more confident about using the program.

Citations:
Damico, T. M. (2013). Student Pulse. Retrieved from

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