Internet Security KS3 Resources

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All Computer Science topics are covered, and each module comes complete with:

  • Classroom Presentations
  • Revision Notes
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  • Mind Maps, Flashcards & Glossaries

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet Security

What is a firewall, and how does it protect my computer?

A security system that controls the incoming and outgoing traffic to and from a computer or network. It is a barrier between a trusted internal network and an untrusted external network, such as the Internet. Firewalls can be hardware or software-based and are designed to block malicious traffic and protect against unauthorized access to the network.

What is a phishing attack, and how can I protect myself from it?

A scam in which criminals attempt to trick individuals into revealing sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial information. These attacks often come from fake emails or websites that look legitimate. To protect yourself from phishing attacks, it is vital to be cautious when clicking on links or providing personal information online. Always verify the authenticity of a website before entering sensitive information.

What is malware, and how can I tell if my computer is infected?

Malware, or malicious software, is any software designed to harm or exploit a computer or network. It can come in many forms, including viruses, Trojan horses, and spyware. Signs that your computer may be infected with malware include slow performance, pop-up advertisements, and unexpected changes to your computer's settings. It is important to regularly scan your computer for malware and keep your anti-virus software up-to-date.

What is a brute-force attack, and how can I prevent it?

It is a type of cyberattack where a malicious actor attempts to guess a password repeatedly until it is cracked. To prevent brute-force attacks, it is essential to use strong, unique passwords and to enable two-factor authentication wherever possible. Additionally, you should limit the number of login attempts allowed for a given account.

How can I check the correctness of information on the Internet?

Verify the source of information. Look for information from reputable sources such as government websites, educational institutions, or well-established news organizations. Additionally, you can use fact-checking websites to verify the accuracy of the information you find online.