Hacking And Hacker Prevention - ScoutHelp

What is a hacker?

A hacker is someone that gains access to your computer and finds out information about you. Most hackers work on hacking big organizations, when the NHS computer system went onto MS Windows there were many hacking attempts and because there system was new it didn't have all the protection and crashed. It cost them loads to replace.

How do firewalls work?

Firewalls stop hackers from entering your computer by blocking internet ports that they use and only allowing certain programs from accessing the internet and downloading information and sending it out.

How do help stop hackers?

Hackers can be very dangerous it is there for important you make sure that you have Firewall software or hardware. The Firewall hardware works the best but can be very expensive. There are free Firewall programs available. A good firewall program is Zonealarm its free for personal home use and helps protect you system: http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp?lid=zaskulist_download