Artificial Intelligence for Cybersecurity
Very often, discussion about artificial intelligence and related topics surround us. The rampancy of this topic is caused by the fact that every now and then, we actually believe that we are faced with the threat of a computer that can learn and independently to become intelligent. Whether or not this is a threat is another question. Though, it is a fact that malicious hackers are wary of computers that can learn and process information.
The rest of this paper is organized as follows. We first discuss the definition of intelligence. Then, we discuss computer systems that are called intelligent, due to their capabilities that include: 1) being able to perform actions virtuously or Engineer saving time and resources; 2) using this intelligence to facilitate interaction among people; and 3) among other things, theory.
We now discuss two cases of Viruses and worms. A worm is a program that makes its way through the computer network by making copies of itself. These can range from 100 to a thousand and usually take advantage of flaws in the Windows operating system and web applications.
A Virus is a program that can erase or corrupt data on a computer by attacking through the Internet or a network. Their possibility has been estimated at about once every 10 seconds.
Similar to the difference between a virus and a worm, the difference between a worm and a virus is that a worm can propagate itself while a virus does not. Also, a worm does not need to attach itself to another program to achieve its purpose.
Both are created to get into the computer network or to destroy data there. Worms are classified as a type of malicious program. These include certain viruses, such as "Slash", and spyware, such as "Spybot". Worms can also create programs that perform tasks that increase the resource usage of a computer network.
Computer worms can also be used to replicate themselves. For example, some worms make a request to other computer systems on the network and then replicate themselves. Other worms simply make copies of themselves in the computer files.
Trojans are a type of malicious program that needs to be executed on a targeted computer in order to reach its destination. They can be combined to form a SPYWARE Trojan. This makes the computer governor loadable.
A SPYWARE Trojan acts as a web link. Once it is clicked on, different things happen with the computer. Firstly, the Trojan links itself to itself in a way that damages the system resource in the computer. It can even download other malicious programs to the same location.
Once it is on the computer, it can also start to download and execute files that are harmful to the computer. Usually, it will charge the computer user something to download and use this application. Crackers also load themselves into the memory of the computer through the network and run their program in the same way.
Legal Issues and Ethical Hacking:
Computer worms can be used for criminal purposes. Ethical hackers may use computer worms for good as well as for malicious purposes. It is important to follow all the legal guidelines for Worm use while online.
Worms are also used by hackers for forbidden and unknown attacks. Such attacks are harmful to the computer but are usually undetected. Attackers are probably experienced in coding and can find the hidden files that are exploited.
Furthermore, an unaware user can also launch an attack by unintentionally sending malicious information. There are cases when attackers use the viruses to crash or restart a computer. Once a computer is down, it becomes difficult to regain control over the computer.
Educate the Team:
To protect the network and the computer, it is important for an organization to have a trained team of professionals. This team should consist of people who are experienced in handling sensitive computers and software.
Having a trained team member will help the organization to invest more in protecting the network. Also, having a person who is knowledgeable about ethical hacking is invaluable. This person could provide valuable tips and assists the organization to spot potential attacks.
A trained team member should be able to detect if there are vulnerabilities in the network (for example, it will be able to detect the DNS). It is important that the network is able to automatically retrieve updated information from the DNS.