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  • 1.  
  • 2. The Internet = A World of Opportunities
    • Look what’s at your fingertips
    • A way to communicate with friends, family, colleagues
    • Access to information and entertainment
    • A means to learn, meet people and explore
  • 3. Leading Internet Risks and Threats
    • To PC Security
    • Viruses
    • Worms
    • Trojan Horses
    • Spyware
  • 4. Online Security Versus Online Safety
    • Security: We must secure our computers with technology in the same way that we secure the doors to our offices
    • Safety: We must act in ways that protect us against the risks and threats that come with Internet use
  • 5. Leading Threats to PC Security Viruses/Worms Software programs designed to invade your computer, and copy, damage or delete your data Trojan Horses Viruses that pretend to be programs that help you while destroying your data and damaging your computer Spyware Software that secretly watches and records your online activities or send you endless pop-up ads
  • 6. Steps You Can Take
    • Your computer
    • Turn on an Internet firewall
    • Keep your operating system up to date
    • Install and maintain antivirus software
    • Install and maintain antispyware software
  • 7. Take Steps to Help Protect Information
    • Practice Internet behavior that lowers your risk
    • Manage your business information carefully
    • Use technology to reduce nuisances, and raise the alarm when appropriate
  • 8. Delete Spam without Opening It
    • Never reply to spam
    • Technology can help you identify spam so you can delete it
    • Many Internet providers delete it for you
  • 9. Use Strong Passwords
    • Keep passwords private and create ones that are hard to “crack”
    • Never share your passwords with friends or be tricked into giving them away
  • 10.
    • Turn on an Internet firewall
    • Keep your operating system up to date
    • Install and maintain antivirus software
    • Install and maintain antispyware software
    Four Steps To Protect Your Computer
  • 11. Turn on an Internet Firewall
    • An Internet firewall is like a moat around a castle, creating a barrier between your computer and the Internet
  • 12. Install And Maintain Antispyware Software
    • Use antispyware software so unknown people cannot lurk on your computer and potentially steal your information
  • 13. Think Before You Click
    • Don’t open e-mail attachments unless you know what they contain and who sent them
    • Only download files from websites you trust
  • 14. Close Pop-ups Using Red “X”
    • Always use the red “X” in the corner of a pop-up screen
    • Never click “yes,” “accept” or even “cancel”, because it could be a trick that installs software on your PC