In todays lecture, I was very surprised as it was brought to my attention how long hacking has been around for. It was in the early 1840’s when Marian Rejewski a polish mathematician hacked the first iteration of the enigma.
It is scary to know that your personal computers that hold all of your information are vulnerable to the chance of being hacked. This is due to threats that computer hackers and online predators pose. These include phishing scams, spam email or instant messages and bogus websites to deliver dangerous malware to your computer and compromise your computer security.
This is why it is always important to protect your computer. This includes having a 2-way firewall, to update your operating system regularly, Increase your browser security settings, and only download software from sites you trust.
Kasparek, C and Woytak, R, 1982, ‘In Memoriam Marian Rejewski’, Cryptologia, vol. 6, pp. 19-25.
Webroot.com, 2020, ‘The Dangers Of Hacking And What A Hacker’, viewed 19 October 2020,