Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blog 4c

F0H5 10 – Internet Safety

BLOG 4c: Internet Defences

Section 1: With-holding Personal Information

What techniques could you use to with-hold personal information?

Explain each one.

You can with-hold your personal information by not telling anybody you’re first or second name, you can instead tell the people on the internet a nickname instead of your real name.

You can also with-hold your personal details by making sure you buy off legitimate websites so they wont steal your bank details. You can do this by making sure there is a little padlock on the right hand side of the screen, and has “https://” at the beginning of the web address.

You should never put any of your personal information in a website link that was sent over the internet, this may send your details away. A legitimate bank will not ask for any details as they will already have it.

Section 2: Real and Spoof/phishing email messages

How can you tell the difference between a phishing email and a real email?

You can tell the difference by the word choices they use, if the grammar is bad then it might by spoof email and if it has good grammar it could be a genuine email.

You can also tell whether it is genuine or not by the Graphic used in the email, there might be slight differences with the original graphic used by the company and the one used by the spoof email.

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