Now, all of the technology strategists, security professionals, government, military, and industry leaders and entrepreneurs use Cyberspace to describe the domain of the global technology environment. they consider cyberspace to be just a notional environment in which communication over computer networks occurs.
advantages of cyberspace
1- informational resources
it is a virtual library of information. You can get any kind of information on any topic that you desire, it will be available on the Internet. There are search engines like Google and Yahoo and they are at your service 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
in past, communicate with someone who isn’t in the same room as you, you would have to call them on a phone. Or if you wanted to send them a note you had to send a letter through snail mail. With the introduction of the Internet, we now have the ability to send and receive messages through electronic mail- virtually instantaneously and without the need of a postage stamp.
3- Social networking
Social networking also plays a major role in cyberspace. One cannot imagine an online life without Facebook or Twitter. it has become so popular among youth that it might one day replace physical networking. It has evolved as a great medium to connect with millions of people with similar interests.
You can download games and music instead of going out of your comfort zone to get the latest and the hottest game or CD. There are numerous games that can be downloaded for free. of course, the industry of online gaming has grown drastically. Even celebrities are using the Internet effectively to connect with their fans.
Apart from finding long-lost friends in cyberspace, you can also look for a job, business opportunities on forums, communities etc. Besides, there are chat rooms where users can meet new and interesting people.
The disadvantages of cyberspace
If you use the Internet for online banking, social networking or other services, you may risk a theft to your personal information such as name, address, credit card number etc. Unscrupulous people can access this information through unsecured connections or by planting software and then use your personal details for their benefit. Needless to say, this may land you in serious trouble.
2- virus attacks
Internet users are often plagued by virus attacks on their systems. you may get activated this virus attacks if you click a harmless link. Computers connected to the Internet are very prone to targeted virus attacks and may end up crashing.
Unfortunately, the ability to send and receive emails also created a means for cybercriminals to distribute spam and malware. Malware hiding in email attachments could wreak havoc to your PC or possibly even create a backdoor for an attacker to infiltrate your system.
Through emails, cybercriminals saw this as another opportunity to play on human emotions and lure victims into revealing sensitive information through phishing scams.