The one thing that everyone knows about the internet is that it is global. You are able to communicate with people from around the world in an instant. This is probably the one thing that everyone can agree on that they love about the internet. No matter where your loved ones are at, as long as they are on earth, you will be able to contact them. But as good as this feature is, it also has its dark side as well.
With you being able to communicate with people from around the world, it also means that they are also able to use the internet to be able to communicate with you back. Sometimes this is a good thing but it can be bad as well. At this point we all know that there are a lot of bad guys on the internet and we try our best to avoid them. But sometimes it is just too difficult.
A lot of people are worried about black hat hackers from around the world being able to get into their computer and cause havoc. They may be able to take your financial information or even just anything personal that you have on the computer. This happens to people every day and you are trying not to be the next victim. But let me explain why you might be worried a little too much.
While it is true that a hacker can get on your system and cause damage, they will most likely not be targeting you. When a hacker looks for a target, there are usually two requirements. The first requirement is that it be low hanging fruit. That means it has to be easy or within the hackers capabilities to do the hack. The other requirement is that the attack should be worth their time. Most home computers are not. That is why most home computers are infected by wide spread bugs and not directly attacked. A hacker from the other side of the globe is not looking for just the average computer.
So if you are worried about being attacked directly by international hackers, you shouldn’t be. You should be more worried about being caught in a wide spread infection that can easily be stopped by updating the antivirus program installed in your machine.