Thursday, November 12, 2009

F0H5 10 – Internet Safety

BLOG 3: Internet Defences

Section 1: Content Filtering Software

1. In your own words, explain what content filtering software is.

Filtering software is where the administrator blocks inappropriate websites from being seen in some organisations.

2. Using an Internet search engine, find 3 different content filtering software, and answer the following questions:

a) What are the names of the 3 content filtering software you have chosen? (Also give the web address of the software).

Net Nanny Parental Controls. www.hermanstreet.com

Safe Eyes 2009 www.internetsafety.com

CyberSitter www.hermanstreet.com

b) Which of the 3 do you think is best?

Net Nanny

c) Why?

Because, it is easy to use, easy to install which makes it good for home users. It also supports ME, XP, Vista and Windows 7. The other two Filters are good they lack the ease of use and installation. Net Nanny is also the Cheapest.

Section 2: Proxy server solutions

1. In your own words, explain what a proxy server is.

A Proxy Server allows you to access web pages without communicating with them directly. Some people use Web Proxy to bypass a Blacklist of inappropriate web sites. Big Organisations use Proxy Servers to collect all of the IP addresses for each computer in the organisation.

2. Using an Internet search engine, find 3 different proxy servers, and answer the following questions:

a) What are the names of the servers? (Give the web addresses as well).

Real Hide IP 3.5.2.6 http://www.real-hide-ip.com

Hide The IP 2009 2.7 http://www.hide-the-ip.com

Smart Hide http://www.smarthide.com/

b) Which of the 3 do you think is best?

I think Hide The IP 2009 is the best because it is easy to use and simple.
It hides your IP address as it says on the tin.

c) Why?

Hide The IP 2009 is the best because it is easy to use and simple.
It hides your IP address as it says on the tin.

Section 3: Passwords and Password Security

In your own words explain what makes a good, secure password. Make up 3 examples of secure passwords. A Secure Password must have symbols letters and numbers. Ch£$$£YM0NK£Y, B££PL33R, C00LGl4$$3S

Section 4: Backup and Restoring Data

1. In your own words explain what backing up and restoring data is.

Backing up data is when you either create a restore point in windows so you could restore it if something went wrong, or you can create a disk image of your PC on Disk, and big companies use expensive hardware to back up data.

2. Why is it useful?

It is useful incase something goes wrong and you need to restore your PC to the way it was in the past.

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