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Entrepreneur-professor teaches students to stop hackers, viruses, has lessons for all Print E-mail
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Source: Spokane Journal of Business - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Hacks/Cracks Access the Internet using an unprotected personal computer and a hacker will be “knocking at the door� within about 45 seconds. Do that with a Web server and in less than 15 minutes, there’s a 50-50 chance it’s been taken over by someone who can use it to send spam e-mails all over the world that can be traced back to you. Hook up that new wireless router you bought at the consumer-electronics store, use the default settings, and someone can park outside on the street or sit next door and download porn using your broadband connection.

“Whose door do you think the FBI will come knocking on?� asks John Shovic, a high-tech entrepreneur and part-time cyber security professor who tells of those unsettling risks and others.

Shovic teaches Eastern Washington University students about the dark side of the Internet about the likes of hacking and viruses and worms and Trojan horses. He does it so students understand how the bad guys work, and how best to protect against their mischief, which now costs corporate America more than $1 billion annually.

Read this full article at Spokane Journal of Business

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