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Monday, March 12, 2012

Internet safety/support - Hacking

-Hacking is a federal crime that happens on a day to day basis. In most situations, hacking goes unnoticed but on certain occasions it will be noticed. a few examples of high security breaches will be through such sources like government sites. For example, Criminal databases, Social security databases etc.

-Many attempts to hack will fail, but all are noticed regardless of the severity. There are many laws against hacking, for example, Computer Misuse Act, Data Protection Act etc. All cases will be immediately referred to a court and they all have sever consequences.

Internet Safety/Support - Internet Protocol's and the Security Icon

-Every single Internet page is checked and scanned for compatibility, security and validity. To show how this is present on a web page, you will see a padlock icon on the screen.

-The padlock on Internet Explorer is present on the bottom right of the page.
-The padlock on Mozilla is present in the search bar at the top of the page.
-The padlock on Google Chrome is present in the left of the search bar at the top of the page.

-Compatibility is not as easy to find. It will come under the tools tab at the top of the page.
-On Google Chrome, you will find the compatibility mode on the right side of the page.

-Validity usually works alongside of the security icon. If it is not present, this usually means there is no vital need for the presence of the icon as the page you are viewing is either government controlled or has been checked and approved. In this case, the page may have a tick on it.