Online Security

By Daniel Lucas

Filtering

Web filtering is the process of managing the internet content which people are allowed to visit. Typically the primary reasons we use Internet Filtering are to:


¨Block inappropriate content

¨Control productivity

¨Preserve network bandwidth

Drop Down Boxes

A drop down menu (right) can be used for online security because whatever is input in the boxes can not be detected by 'Spyware' or 'Stroke key loggers' and so you can go on these websites supposedly without fear or worry about your information being stolen.

Phishing

Phishing is the act of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is an example of social engineering techniques used to deceive users, and exploits the poor usability of current web security technologies.