The Importance of Internet Security
The important lesson to take away from these attacks is throughout the years new vulnerabilities were discovered. Through research and analysis of these vulnerabilities, software engineers have created new techniques to protect the networks. The trick here is to learn these techniques, and apply them to your network's security.
The assumption that anti-virus software is the only method of protection is the bain of internet security. While, yes, anti-virus protection aids in security, it is only one piece to the overall puzzle.
In analyzing these known viruses and worms, engineers have learned different methods for the worms and viruses to gain access. These methods include the use of well-known ports, the use of common IP addressing schemes, and, of course, not establishing a proper security system.
When setting up your network, you can literally search the internet for what are referred to as well known ports. When establishing your network you should use a variation of these well-known ports. These well-known ports are the first points of entry a hacker will use to attempt to gain entrance.
Your network design will include several different IP addresses. For one computer system, you have the following: IP address for the computer's network connection, IP address for each web browser, and IP addresses to connect to each peripheral connected to that computer. A proper IP addressing scheme will aid you in the process of keeping your computer safe.