Cyberspace and Society Lecture Notes 4

Trojans viruses pretend to be helpful programs while

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Trojans: viruses pretend to be helpful programs while destroying data, damaging computer, and stealing personal info o Hoaxes: email sent by online criminals to trick you into giving them money o Spam: unwanted emails, instant messages, and other communication Primary online risks for families o Cyberbullies: both children and adults use internet to harass or intimidate other people o Predators: use internet to trick children into meeting them in person
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o File-share abuse: unauthorized sharing of music, video, and other files may be legal, and download malicious software o Disturbing content: if kids explore unsupervised, they could stumble upon images or info you may not want them exposed to o Invasion of privacy: if kids fill out online forms, they may share info you don’t want strangers to have about them or family Steps you can take o Your computer Turn on internet firewall An internet firewall helps created a protective barrier between your computer and the internet Use Microsoft update to keep Windows up-to-date automatically Install all updates as soon as available Automatic updates provide best protection Install and maintain antivirus software Help detect and remove computer viruses before they damage your computer For it to be effective, keep it up-to-date Install and maintain antispyware software Use software so unknown software cannot track online activity and steal information
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