Cybercafé Systems Security

Cybercafé Systems Security

Lawan Ahmed Mohammed (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-903-8.ch001


This chapter introduces the vulnerability and security issues associated with the use and operations of Internet cafés or cybercafés by demonstrating different methods of launching different attacks especially when using commercial Internet cafés in a way that renders the system or other systems inoperable. It discusses the challenges facing those operating and managing Internet cafes, governments, parents, and even educators to ensure proper preventive measures, guidelines, and laws needed to protect the system against breaches, misuses, and abuses. It also argues that defense mechanism against breaches should be dynamic and strong enough due to the increasing number of new freely available cracking tools and harmful Web sites. In addition, virus, worms, Trojan horse, adware, malware, and spyware are spreading beyond imagination. Further, the chapter discusses different defense mechanisms.

Complete Chapter List

Search this Book: