What is a 'hacker'?
Hackers are people who seek and take advantage of weaknesses in a computer or computer system.
People who want to destroy things.
It is the attempt to get information such as usernames, passwords and credit card numbers by acting as a trust worthy organisation.
How do you prevent 'phishing'?
Put up a net around your pond.
Not answering ANY emails from companies you have never heard of, or when their offer seems to good to be true.
What is 'phishing'?
Going to a pond, and catching fish on a pole.
What some gnomes do.
If you are working in a company where they have a large computer-network, what do you do if you accidentally download a piece of software with a virus on it?
Tell the company's IT manager as soon as possible.
Run from the computer sreaming and panic.
Send in your resignment, and deny all possibility that you were there.
A Trojan Virus...
...is a type of malware which appears to perform a desirable function, but instead drops a malicious payload, allowing unauthorised access to the target’s computer. These ‘backdoors’ tend to be invisible to average users.
...sneaks its way into a village/town and murders all of the towns people.
...controls the incoming or outgoing ‘traffic’ by looking at the data packets and determining whether they should be allowed
What is a computer 'virus'?
It helps protect your computer against pop-ups.
A programme that can replicate itself and spread through the computer and spread to other computers.
An air-born disease
What is 'encryption'?
It is the process of coding information so that hackers or eavesdroppers can’t read.
It is software that aids in gathering information about a person or company.
This is software package that automatically makes advertisements in order to generate income for the author.