Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Social networking:
·         Let’s you speak to people across the other side of the world
·         Let’s you share photos and videos
·         Let’s you instantly chat to people that are online
·         If you are offline it allows you to send messages to someone’s mobile phone and they would get it when they are available
·         Its free
·         Tells you when it is someone’s birthday so you can post on their wall to say “happy birthday”
·         Let’s you play games alongside other people that are online
·         You can delete people as friends
·         You can change your settings

·         Someone can make fake accounts so you may not know who you are actually speaking to

·         People can find out personal information about you

·         Your account can be easily hacked if your password isn’t strong enough

·         You can get abused

·         Not all information is relevant and interesting

·          It may distract you from homework and revision

·         Not always ethnically correct

“Spyware is a type of malware that can be installed on computers, and which collects small pieces of information about users without their knowledge. The presence of spyware is typically hidden from the user, and can be difficult to detect. Typically, spyware is secretly installed on the user's personal computer. Sometimes, however, spywares such as key loggers are installed by the owner of a shared, corporate, or public computer on purpose in order to secretly monitor other users.”
Spyware is a type of malware that is installed onto computers. It collects small bits of information about the user.
In school they could set up a firewall to  stop the spyware from getting on the computer.

“Malware, short for malicious software, consists of programming (code, scripts, active content, and other software) designed to disrupt or deny operation, gather information that leads to loss of privacy or exploitation, gain unauthorized access to system resources, and other abusive behaviour”
“Software is considered to be malware based on the perceived intent of the creator rather than any particular features. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, dishonest adware, scare ware, crime ware, most rootkits, and other malicious and unwanted software or program.”
Malware is usually poorly-programed which can cause your computer to become unbearably slow and very unstable. Apart from this they can also highjack your browser, redirect your search attempts, serve up nasty pop-up ads, track what website you visit and generally crash your computer.
In school we have software that checks what people are looking at which blocks pop-ups and other sites that are seem as security threats.

Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.”
“Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail spoofing or instant messaging
The effect of phishing can result can result in the loss of someone’s identity personal details such as credit card details, running up of huge debts and even repossessions of vehicles and property. They are usually addressed to a ‘valued customer’ whereas a bank or something else would call you by your name.
In school they could prevent people from accessing certain websites such as some things that email sends links for such as pages where you will ad any personal details into.

“A computer virus is a computer program that can replicate itself and spread from one computer to another. The term "virus" is also commonly but erroneously used to refer to other types of malware, including but not limited to adware and spyware programs that do not have the reproductive ability. A true virus can spread from one computer to another (in some form of executable code) when its host is taken to the target computer; for instance because a user sent it over a network or the Internet, or carried it on a removable medium such as a floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB drive”
A virus is a computer program that duplicates itself and can spread from one computer to another.  There are 3 different types of viruses, on is the normal virus, the other two are trogen horses and worms.
In schools they could install anti-virus to scan any virus and then delete them.
It is spread via most commonly emails or shared USB drives.
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