Logging

Definition

Logging is a term that refers to as a background activity recording of an individual and their interaction with the system and is also used to gather the behaviour of a users.

The importance of logging

The importance of logging is the administrator is able to keep logs on what’s happening within the system. Especially in a very big organisation where there is so much activity happening behind closed doors which is sometimes hard for administrators to keep tabs on users workstations.

Downfall of logging

The only main downfall of logging is that is can be use in malicious ways, such as capturing people’s personnel sensitive details, for example password, email accounts and addresses. This may be used as proceeds in crime because in some big organisations administrator programs can record the keystroke of a user.

Video example

Extenal Links

http://www.worldlingo.com/ma/enwiki/en/Logging_(computer_security)
http://computingtech.blogspot.com/2010/01/ubuntu-log-files.html

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