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A powerpoint prepared to assist in the delivery of AQA AS in ICT Unit 2

A powerpoint prepared to assist in the delivery of AQA AS in ICT Unit 2

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    • Safety and Security of Data
    • PRIVACY v SECURITY
      • Ensuring privacy of data means making sure that personal data is not disclosed to anyone not entitled to see it.
      • Security means making sure that the hardware, software and data of an ICT system does not come to any harm.
    • User ID’s and Passwords
      • User ID unique to user and identifies this person to the computer, allowing them access to their personal settings and files.
      • Password verifies the user to the computer.
        • Series of characters that need to be typed in before access to the ICT system is allowed
        • Only known by the user
        • Protects from illegal access
        • Appears as asterisks
    • Problems with Passwords
      • Estimated that 80% of all passwords can be cracked by an experienced hacker in less than 18 minutes.
      • Problems
        • Simple words chosen
        • Pet words chosen
        • Passwords written down
        • Not changed regularly
    • Rules for Passwords
      • Do not use a word that can be found in the dictionary
      • Do not include your surname in it
      • Use the maximum characters allowed
      • Mix numbers and letters
      • Use upper and lower case
      • Use other characters if allowed (eg %$&)
      • Change password regularly
      • Do not tell anyone your password
      • Do not use your user ID as a password
      • Never respond to an email requesting your password
    • Monitoring
      • Monitoring at work
        • Personal use of PC
        • Content of emails
        • Internet access
        • THINK IMPERO!!!
      • Monitoring at home
        • ISP monitoring
    • Spyware
      • Identity theft/fraud
      • Computer crashes
      • Poor performance
      • Pop-ups and banner advertisements
      • Software problems
      • Disabling of firewalls and anti-virus software
    • Cookies
      • A small text file downloaded to your computer, used by websites to collect information about how you use the website.
      • Can be useful as will avoid user duplicating data on website if used frequently.