9 Network Security Threats you Should Know in 2019



As we are entering into 2019, the hackers and attackers are getting prepared. My advice to you out there is that you should get prepared. Your network will be threatened in 2019. When you are well prepared. You will be able to mitigate those threats. In this article, I want to show us some of the network security threats of all times that will still be available in 2019. Follow me as we look at this together in this article.


#1 Malware

One of the major security threats that you can think of is malware. It is also known as malicious software. It is one of the network security threats that can bring down your network. Attackers do make use of email and network file sharing methods to perpetrate evil among others. These are used to spread virus, trojans and worms among others from one computer to another.


#2 Sniffing

This is another network security threat that a network can encounter. Some unsecured network connections such as unsecured wifi are used by attackers to set up packet sniffer so that they can monitor all traffics that comes and go out of a network. That is why it is advisable that you should never connect to an unsecured network. When you do, those that set up such wifi connection can have easy access to your data.


#3 Denial of Service

This another major security threats that you can encounter on a network. When denial of service occurs, the network will be so busy processing useless data such that it will not be useful to legitimate users. That is why you should have Protocol analyser to really understand what is being processed on your network at any given time.

9 Network Security Threats you Should Know in 2019

#4 Mobile Code (Java, JavaScript, ActiveX)

It is also possible for the intruder to use mobile codes to gather information such as the website visited or to run malicious code that will make your system or network to begin to malfunction. That is why you have to ensure that it is only legitimate users that have access to your network at any given time.


#5 Email Spoofing

Email Spoofing is an email message that appears to have originated from an original source When it actually was sent from another source in order to trick users to reveal sensitive information. Take for example, if a message appears to have come from your bank but in the real sense of it, it was sent by a Yahoo boy.


#6 Chat clients

This is another means through which network security threats can manifest. There are codes that can be sent through social media. Once you click on those codes, you will notice that your device begins to malfunction. My advice is that you should never click on links that comes from an unknown source.


#7 Man in the middle attack

There is some type of network attack that is being referred to as “Man in the middle” attack. This happens when a legitimate user becomes prey in the hand of hackers. These people give access to hackers to perpetuate their evil without them knowing. This also happens when hackers are able to use a compromised computer as a means of attacking other computers on a network.


#8 Back door and Remote administrator program as part of network security threats

There are tools such as Backorifice, Netbus, and SubSeven are tools commonly used by intruders to attack Windows computers. This can be used by hackers to compromise your network and launch attacks on your network.


#9 Cross-site scripting as part of network security threats

A malicious web developer may attach a script to something sent to a website, such as a URL that is transferred to your browser when the website responds to you. Sometimes, this code carries malicious links that can bring down your network at any given time. 


#10 Unprotected Windows shares as part of network security threats

Unprotected Windows networking shares can be exploited by intruders to place distributed attack tools of Windows-based computers attached to the internet. When the files that you are about to share is infected, then your network will also be infected.


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