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Internet Threats and Ways to Protect Against Them: a Brief Review

EasyChair Preprint no. 9827

4 pagesDate: March 6, 2023


Since the 21st century is the century of information technology, there are now a large number of Internet users, and the number of these users is steadily growing. Most people know the useful aspects of this network, but there are dangerous aspects of the Internet, which are reviewed in this paper. Today there are many types of threats such as phishing attacks, spam messages, malware, worms, spyware, Trojans, rooters, botnets. The main principle of protection against these threats is information and cyber literacy of using the Internet. The main purpose of this article is a summary of Internet threats based on a review of articles by previous researchers, as well as the definition of types of threats and attacks. As a result of the study, threats were filtered into two main types: threats of social engineering, where the main emphasis is on the information carrier, and technical threats, where various methods, algorithms and software implementations are used to hack directly into a computing device containing information.

Keyphrases: Computer worm, Internet threats, Phishing, Ransomware, Social Engineering, Spam, Trojan

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  author = {Saken Mambetov and Yenlik Begimbayeva and Serik Joldasbayev and Gulnur Kazbekova},
  title = {Internet Threats and Ways to Protect Against Them: a Brief Review},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 9827},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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