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Preparing for Unit 4 quiz held on Wednesday, February 25:

From Sound Byte: Protecting your computer

  • What is defensive computing?
  • What does the Windows Vista System Restore feature do?
  • Names of popular antivirus software
  • Protecting yourself from yourself: importance of backing up, use of the recycle bin

From Active Help Desk: Avoiding Computer Viruses

  • What is a computer virus?
  • What are symptoms that you may have a virus?
  • How do you get different types of viruses? What are they? boot-sector, macro, email,logic bombs, scripts, Trojan horses, worms
  • See Active Help Desk Cheat Sheet

From Textbook and PowerPoint slides

  • Computer Threats
    • What is cybercrime?
    • What's the difference between white-hat and black-hat hacker?
    • Name several ways to protect yourself from identity theft
    • What is a backdoor program?
    • What is a denial of service attack?
    • What is social engineering and how can you protect yourself from it?
  • Protecting yourself
    • What is encryption?
    • What makes a "good" password?
  • Backup options: manual, backup software, online storage of files
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