What Is Computer Hacking And How Do You Prevent It?

Josh Welch

Illustration of a computer hackerIf you have a Twitter or Facebook account then you have probably seen some random post from a friend claiming that they were "hacked" by their kid, spouse or friend. This is not hacking. 

Hacking involves a whole lot more than just picking up someone else's phone or using their computer when they leave the room. 

Hacking itself is not a bad thing, however it can certainly be used for evil, as demonstrated by the many news stories you've no doubt seen about companies that have lost data to criminal hackers. 

This video by SciShow explores the world of hacking, both good and bad, and shines some light on the dark underworld of illegal hacking, how it is done and what you can do to prevent it. 

Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!