Basically, it can refer
to a various sort of attacks. The main purpose of these attacks is to access the recourse that your computer should not allow
to be visited. For example, a web server, the web master / administrator should not simply give the power of authorization
to the unknown person the control the web server. Once the person steal the data or modify the data inside the web server,
it may cause some unexpected consequence.
It does refer to an
unknown or un-trusted person to execute some illegal commands thought the server machines. Two main classification of the
severity of this problem are normal user access and administrator access. The normal user only able to do some limited thing
on a system such as read files or enquiry the information only. But the attackers wish that they can make the configuration
through insides the server machines as similar as an administrator like changing IP address or putting some unknown script
inside the website to cause the machine shut down automatically.
we must examine what kind of treat model that we face: what is it that you're trying to protect yourself against? These is
quite damaging if some vital information fell into the hand of a competitor, an enemy or the public. For example, if your
business confidential information is stolen by another company, then your company will lose the oppoturnity to survive in
the market since the competitor knows all the operation and action about yours. Besides that, the new innovation product will
be copied by the competitor at the same time, then your company will lose all the profit margin and aslo the competition in
the destructive sorts of break-ins and attacks, there are two major categories.
attackers try to hack in the database server and modify the data / information inside the machine. The wrong information will
be generated to the user and provide a wrong message to the high level management to do wrong decision. For example, the profit
amount of daily / monthly sales report is reduced with Zero from 100, 000, 00 to 10, 000, 00 can cause a lot of consequence
inside the company.
attacker will destroy some vital information or system file inside the machine to cause the machine can not function very
well. Or the wrong message will be provided when using the system server. For example, the attackers delete the hardware driver
to make the certain hardware lose the function like storage, which use to store the transaction every day.
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