Online security

ICT

Phishing

Phishing is a type of online identity theft. it usual uses emails and fraudulent websites that have been designed to steel personal information and data such as acount passwords and credit card details

Drop down boxes and keystroke logging

On secure websites we have drop down boxes for pass codes instead of instead of typing in a pass number. This is to prevent keystroke logging. Keystroke logging is when the buttons being pressed on a keyboard are logged and monitored so that they can be later used to obtain information

Spyware

Spyware is software that when installed onto computers collects information about the user without their knowledge. keystroke logging is an example of this. your personal data and information about you such as surfing habits and account details.

Viruses

A computer virus is a computer program that can replicate itself and travel between computers. They can tamper with your computer,stop some programs running, download new programs and sometimes melt your screen. spam emails and other types of phishing may give you a virus.