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Dangers of the Internet CEL : C O M P U T E R S I N E V E R Y D A Y L I F E CEL 1 Dangers of the Internet Name: ____________________ Class: ________________

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Chapter 1: Cell Structure and OrganisationDangers of the Internet
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Dangers of the Internet
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Know how to be safe on the Internet
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Spamming
Whether dangerous or not depends on its contents
Can be dangerous if you trust what it says without verifying the reliability of its source
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Identity theft
Uses that identity in some way involving fraud and deception
Phishing
Bank account number, credit card number, password
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E-mail scams
Plays on the greed of the victims
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Name: ____________________
Class: ________________
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1.5 How to be Safe on the Internet
If it sounds too good to be true, it is probably not true
Someone might be trying to cheat you
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Have a personal and non-personal e-mail address
Personal e-mail address
Non-personal e-mail address
For non-important matters
Registering yourself on websites
Sending e-mails to friends whom you are not so close to
If the non-personal e-mail account is compromised, create another one
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1.5 How to be Safe on the Internet
If you’re not sure whether it is true, assume that it is FALSE
Do not be too trusting
Behind a computer, anyone can claim anything and pass off as anybody
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Be extra careful with personal details
Do not give your personal details to people or websites that you cannot trust
Restrict the information that you give others
To avoid having your identity “stolen”
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Be extra careful with personal details
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Keep your OS and software updated
Software usually has security “holes” that allow hackers
Keep your OS and software updated with security patches that plug the “holes”
First step to keeping your computers more secure
There are other security measures
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Be polite, be patient etc.
Online banking, web-based e-mail etc.
See “1.5 How to be Safe on the Internet”, pages 35 to 37
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Summary
1. The Internet is full of people with good intentions as well as people with bad intentions.
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Summary
2. Spammers send as many e-mail as possible to advertise their products.
3. Identity thieves wrongfully obtain and use others’ personal data in ways that involve fraud.
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Scammers are people who swindle you by means of fraud.