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Week 6 (7)

Quiz Review

Ethics Moral standards / values - what you believe is good or bad right or wrong
Netiquette A term used to describe rules for proper online behavior
Spam Any unsoliciated or unwated e-mail message
Hacking Breaking into a computer system without permission
Identity Theft Stealing a persons identity by obtaining their social security number
Scam A trick to convince you to give someone your personal information
Computer Virus A program that copies itself inside one computer and then spreads to others. This is only for programs that can replicate. Usually attach to real programs.
Malware A general term that is used to describe all types of destructive or harmful programs.
Adware Software that plays automatically on your computer or downloads ads. Usually these are seen as pop-up ads.
Spyware Programs that don’t appear harmful but gather personal and private data from your computer.
Worms Use computer networks to spread and copy itself to other computers on the network. These are always harmful – use up memory.
Trojan Horse Programs that seem useful but harm your computer. Usually comes from e-mail attachments or ads that you download.
Phishing A fake e-mail message that seems real asking for personal information. They usually contain logos and look genuine.
Rootkit A program that allows someone to remotely take access of your computer without your knowledge.
Netiquette Rules Don’t type in ALL CAPS Don’t give out personal info like phone #’s Never give out friends info Do not forward messages without permission Only send info to those who need it Do not send large attachments Don’t send spam
Created by: misskline