Stopping Hackers

"Hacking" is the term coined for the unauthorized use of a computer system by bypassing security measures. "Hackers" are individuals with great skill in circumventing firewalls, passwords and other programs that allegedly make your computer secure.

The federal anti-hacking laws (The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act) make unauthorized use of a computer system punishable by both a fine and imprisonment.

How do I protect my computer against hackers?

The best protection is available through security software programs that can be purchased, placed on your computer and regularly updated.

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