Internet Skills Learning Outcome 4


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  • What does a virus do ?

A virus slows down devises, copies itself and spreads to different devices, etc.

  • Main ways of protecting against viruses:
  1. Install an anti-virus software.
  2. don’t click on pop ups.
  3. Don’t open emails you don’t know.
  • Why its important to back up files:
  1. in case you loose them
  2. in case you get a virus
  3. in case of a power failure
  4. stolen
  • Devices you can back up to:
  1. SD Cards
  2. External Hard drive
  3. USB Key
  • Other ways of backing up files are trough Clouds like:
  1. iCloud
  2. Google Drive
  3. DropBox
  • Passwords are important to use so people don’t access personal information like PPS, Email, Phone Number, Bank Details.
  • Good Password practice
  1. Nothing Obvious
  2. Letters
  3. Numbers
  4. Lower\ uppercase
  5. more than one
  6. Change them
  7. Random
  • Spyware is software that aims to gather information about a person or organisation without their knowledge, that may send such information to another entity without the consumer’s consent, or that asserts control over a device without the consumer’s knowledge.
  • Firewall is a technological barrier designed to prevent unauthorised or unwanted communications between computer networks or hosts.

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