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Security Disadvantages
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Security Disadvantages

 

 

 

 

  While there may be an abundance of reasons in order to implement as many security measures as one could dream of, there are drawbacks to some of these implementations.  As previously stated, there are many attack points that a hacker can find in which to infiltrate a corporate network.  An internal hacker can steal the login and password of a careless employee, thereby having unfettered access to company networks under the guise of legitimate work.  In this case, the hacker can steal corporate documents that can be leaked to competitors.  Outside hackers can gain access via the TCP/IP protocol by imitating a legitimate network IP address, thereby fooling the corporate servers into thinking the hacker is actually a company workstation.  Firewalls can be circumvented in this same manner.  By spoofing a legitimate IP address, the firewall is fooled into allowing the hacker entry beyond the firewall.  Virus’ can wreak havoc on corporate networks by initiating as a regular program, such as svchost.exe, thereby going undetected as anything harmful by the virus scan program.  These are but a few of the vantage points that a hacker 

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