Computer Notes

  • Make sure you have a password.
  • Hackers can hack in on your computer anywhere.
  • Make sure you have a secure password.
1. 5 characters mix numbers and letters
2. Do not use your name, family member, or pet’s names
3. Do not use a word that can be found in the dictionary.
4. Do not forget your password.
  • How to protect your computer data from theft?
1. Anchor your computer to a desk
2. Set up a password
3. Change default password
4. Disable the guest account
  • Cause network traffic jams- when your computer is too busy to send emails. It runs to slow to do anything.
  • How to keep virus out of a computer?
1. Update scan engine- buy new anti-virus
2. Update definitions(encyclopedia in computer)
3. Update windows(operating system)
  • Virus- a e-mail attachment that can mess up your computer, steal your data, destroy files…
  • Hacker-someone that gains access to your computer
  • What is a zombie?
Were a hacker infects everybody else’s computer and it attacks a major computer. Pg.o-19
  • Firewall software-
  • Two things to block hackers :
1. Firewall software-provides a barrier
2. A router
  • Probes-hacker that is trying to get on your computer pg.0-20
  • Rouge Active X- I.E
Gives access operating system computer
When you run Firefox-it doesn’t use Active X
Why is Mozilla Firefox potentially safer than Internet Explorer?
  • Spyware-potential to search your computer for passwords, and credit card numbers, and monitor your web-browsing.
  • How does it most often get on computer?
  • How do you close pop-ups?
Go down to task bar and right click and click close
  • What is e-commerce?
Buying or selling on Internet
  • What is packet sniffer?
Someone trying to get on to your computer. A mechanical device that looks at mail and sends it to person.
  • Secure transaction-encrypted
Https.// and shttp pg. o-22
  • Can spam act
§ Valid subject line
§ Choice to opt out
§ Abuses to be FTC-FED. Track Comm.
  • Is spam dangerous?
§ Virus
§ Scam

  • Phishing-scam that arrives in your e-mailbox looking like official correspondence from a major company. Pg.o-23,24
§ Never go through email
  • How do you protect your privacy?
§ Only fill out required info.
· Myspace, Facebook
§ Personal information
§ Never meet face to face people from chat-rooms
ó Computer check list
§ Password to protect your data
§ Don’t leave computer unattended in public places
§ Run anti-virus
§ Install software
§ Install and activate firewall
§ Do not publish or post personal information
§ Be wary of contacts you make in public chat rooms
§ Don’t click on pop ups
§ Install and activate anti-spyware
§ Do not reply to spam
§ Ignore e-mail offers that seem to good to be true.

Copy of the Review Whiteboards

These are some of the review whiteboards -- I missed two -- the one on 0-20, intrusions and O-18 on preventing theft. Please refer to the notes above and your notes take in class for that information.