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Online Safety and Security

It is about the different threats that can be obtained through accessing the internet, the different government provisions and how to stay safe online.

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Online Safety and Security

  1. 1. Online Safety and Security Prepared by: Arah Louise C. Apostol
  2. 2. Each individual when accessing the World Wide Web is concerned with the safety of his or her terminal or computer and the information that will be transmitted or received.
  3. 3. Spam • Refers to the transmission of unsolicited messages from various origins using electronic messaging systems such as e-mail and chat messengers • A tool for advertisement • Unsolicited bulk e-mail (UBE)
  4. 4. Phishing • Defined as a software or a program used by an attacker to obtain personal information • Commonly target user passwords to hack and take control of a user account
  5. 5. Malware • Short term for malicious software • A computer software sent by attackers to inflict chaos on a computer’s operation and processes
  6. 6. How to avoid these threats? A very effective way of avoiding these threats is verifying the authenticity and credibility of the Web source. The methods are similar to the methods of verifying the authenticity of information from the World Wide Web.
  7. 7. Government Provisions for Online Courtesy and Etiquette
  8. 8. The Philippine government ensures the welfare of its people in their ICT experience by enacting various laws and regulations. There are incidents of theft, scam, phishing and other activities that victimize Filipino people.
  9. 9. Republic Act 10627 or Anti-Bullying Act of 2013
  10. 10. What is Bullying? • Defined as “severe or repeated use by one or more students of a written, verbal or electronic expression, or a physical gesture, or any combination thereof, directed to another student that has the effect of actually causing or placing the latter in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm or damage to his property.”
  11. 11. This law includes protection of individuals from bullying through electronic means. Bullying invades an individual’s privacy by using photos and other information meant to disgrace that individual.
  12. 12. Republic Act 10175 or Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012
  13. 13. This law protects an individual from various unwanted online and cyber acts that may harm or evade one’s privacy and integrity.
  14. 14. Cybercime offenses include, but are not limited to: • Integrity and availability of data • Illegal access of computers through remote means without permission • Interception of one’s information from a private conversation or correspondence • Acquisition of passwords and other vital information from an individual • Computer forgery • Libel

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It is about the different threats that can be obtained through accessing the internet, the different government provisions and how to stay safe online.


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