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The Internet has become a greater medium of communication data exchange and entertainment over the past 5 years With this widespread growth of Internet access there come growing pains These growing pains come in the form of people who are up to no good and want to ruin everybody elses experience on the net High-speed connections also make it a very easy way for hackers to attack your pc in your daily life In this report I will discuss the types of Internet connections that are commonly used by consumers I will also talk about the kinds of hackers that are out there Each hacker has his or her own reason for doing it and by knowing that prevention can be made simpler I will discuss the types of Internet security programs that are available to everyday users There are also hardware devices that arent as common in the home but I will discuss their importance also Finally I will tell you how easily these programs can be implemented ITypes of internet connections bPermanent all-the-time connectionsThe Internet was a very unknown term to people ten years ago This new information superhighway was reserved only to those who had the income or the need for data exchange between corporate locations In the mid 1990s companies like America Online and Prodigy created a easy connection to the Internet These connections were called dial-up connection They made use of a modem connected to your pc and by using your phone line connected you to their services In this early age of dial-up connections the availability and ease for people to obtain access to your information was enormous Bank records shopping habits and credit card information became common ground for people who hacked into personal computers As the Internet spread to locally owned ISPs or Internet Service Providers the backing of huge companies like AOL and Prodigy fell away to cheap local connections With the widespread growth of
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