The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) define the insecurity as the lack of security . This concept, which derives from Latin securĭtas, refers to what is free of danger, harm or risk, or that is true, firm and indubitable.
More accurately we can determine that this word, based on its Latin etymological origin, is made up of the union of several parts: the prefix -in which is equivalent to denial, the word he which can be translated as "separate", curus which is synonymous with "care" and finally the suffix -give which is equivalent to "quality".
Therefore, insecurity implies the existence of a danger or a risk (for example, “In this neighborhood there is a lot of insecurity, they already assaulted me three times”), or reflects a certain doubt about a given issue (“Working with this machine gives me insecurity, I don't know how it works”).
Just as there are different types of security (food security, legal certainty, etc.), the term insecurity can have various uses. One of them is the one applied to daily or citizen security, which refers to the possibility of suffering a crime on public roads . In this sense, insecurity is fought with the presence of police forces in the streets.
Also in Spain in recent years, and perhaps influenced by the global economic crisis that is being experienced, there has been a considerable increase in what is insecurity at home. And it is that more and more people see how their homes are assaulted by criminals who enter them willing to take everything of value that is in them. This is a fact that on many occasions leads to the inhabitants of the home not only suffer the logical fright but also considerable bruises because some of these thieves do not hesitate to use violence in a blunt way to achieve their goals.
In the same way, we must not overlook the reference to what is known as emotional insecurity. This term defines the sense of fear and nervousness that some people have as a consequence, among other things, of the image and perception they have about themselves.
Thus, considering that they do not have certain abilities, that they do not possess value, together with their lack of confidence in their possibilities, are the causes that cause someone to have emotional insecurity.
Refering to computer insecurity , refers to the possibility of cyber-criminals accessing, illegally, the computer equipment or data of a person . In this way, the intruder can steal the user's bank keys or infect his computer With malicious software.
It should be noted that the hacking It is the direct intrusion to a computer system, helping with some vulnerability. Therefore, the hacker takes advantage of computer insecurity, although his goal is not always theft. There are hackers that enter the systems to demonstrate the lack of security and ask for the creation of a patch that solves the problem.