Computer security Definition and 4 Discussions

Computer security, cybersecurity or information technology security (IT security) is the protection of computer systems and networks from information disclosure, theft of or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data, as well as from the disruption or misdirection of the services they provide.The field is becoming increasingly significant due to the increased reliance on computer systems, the Internet and wireless network standards such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and due to the growth of "smart" devices, including smartphones, televisions, and the various devices that constitute the "Internet of things". Owing to its complexity, both in terms of politics and technology, cybersecurity is also one of the major challenges in the contemporary world.

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    Pirate copy vs. genuine, unadulterated copy

    With respect to computer security, what is the difference between genuine, unadulterated copy of windows and a pirate copy? Internet is full of pirate copies of windows? Are these copies the traps made by internet pirates against the users? Note: My windows is original and came with PC, I am...
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    Introductory books on computer security

    Would somebody like to adivse me simple introductory books on computer security. I know I could make a Google search but I hope advises are better and there is no previous thread about introductory books on related topic. Thank you.
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    Java Is secure deletion possible in Java

    Let a file on disc comprise the bytes "Hello World". If I open the file in Java as a RandomAccessFile and write the character "X" over it from the start of the file to it's end, will the original disc block be overwritten? Or, will the original block containing "Hello World" be marked as...
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    Things to do to Lower odds of getting Hacked

    Hi all, Last two weeks, while at a public place, a computer lab actually, my email account was hacked. The only safety measure I can think of is to restart the computer after logging of. I heard that one can lock the computer if/when one walks away from it for a few minutes, but I don't know...