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Internet Terms


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Internet Terms

  1. 1. <ul><li>Web Browser: a software application which enables a user to display and interact with text, images, videos, music, games and other information. It is typically located on a web page at a website. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safari </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>A website is secure if </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There is an interactive lock, normally located in the corner of the webpage. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If there is an “s” in the http then that indicates the website is secure </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Domain of the website is the .com, or .edu, or .gov. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>.com is commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.gov is government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.org is organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.edu is education </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Look for who created the page </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the date of creation </li></ul><ul><li>Look for if the page is copyrighted. </li></ul><ul><li>Does the page title match the content and do the images relate as well? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there obvious spelling and grammar errors? </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>HTTP is hypertext transfer protocol, which transfers hypertext requests and information between servers and browsers FTP is file transfer Protocol, which transfers data from one computer to another. </li></ul><ul><li>** HTTP is more useful and advanced </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Do not give out any personal information. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not give out your cell phone or home phone number. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not give out your credit card number or social security number. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not arrange to meet the unknown person in person. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not give out any passwords </li></ul>