Many people today are familiar with the Internet and its use. The Internet is a mass communication device and place for the freedom of mind and thoughts. It is an information source as well as a booming virtual market place for many businesses. The Internet is an enormous well of information that contains both good and bad. Computer porn is a major concern for parents of a household that have their children surfing the Internet in today's world. Also, a large number of its users however, are not aware of the security problems they face when using the Internet. Most users feel they are anonymous when on-line, yet in actuality they are not. The user is free to browse and or transfer information with others and there are some very easy ways to protect the user from future problems. The Internet has brought many advantages to its users but has also created some major problems. The Government wants the Internet fully regulated, while those in academics want the Internet devoted exclusively to scholarly research. This is where many moral and ethical questions arise concerning the Internet. .
Security is a major issue with the Internet because the general public now has access to it. When only the government and higher education had access, there was no worry about credit card numbers and other types of important data being taken. There are many advantages the Internet brings to its users, but there are also many problems with the Internet security, especially when dealing with personal security, business security, and the government involvement to protect the .
users. The Internet is a new, barely regulated frontier, and there are many reasons to be concerned with security. The same features that make the Internet so appealing such as interactivity, versatile .