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Viruses, Identity Theft and Hackers
Examples of real security and privacy risks
Spam
Unwanted electronic email
Software
Programs that give commands to the computer
Blackboard or WebCT
Example of management software
Biomedical chip research
Provides technological solutions to physical problems and to provide a means for positively identifying individuals
Nanoscience
The study of molecules and structures whose size ranges from 1 to 100 nanometers
True or Flase: Data mining is the set of techniques used in information handling and retrieval
False
True or False: Being computer literate means that you should be able to build a computer yourself
False
True or False: The discrepancy between the "haves" and "have-nots" with regard to computer technology is commonly referred to as the digital society
False
True or False: A TV tuner allows your computer to receive television channels from a cable connection and display them on your computer monitor
True
True or False: Becoming computer literate includes being able to understand and form knowledgeable opinions on the challenges facing a digital society
True
True or False: Employers do not have the right to monitor email and network traffic on employee systems used at work
False
True or False: Ranchers use VeriChips to track their cattle
False
True or False: The seven fastest-growing occupations are computer related
True
True or False: Nanostructures represent the smallest human -made structures that can be built
True
True or False: Information technology careers are on the rise
True
VeriChip
Type of chip implanted in humans as a means of verifying a persons identity
Exported
Sent to other countries
Computer Literate
Being familiar enough with computers that you understand their capabilities and limitations and know how to use them
Computer Forensics
The application of computer systems and techniques to gather legal evidence
Identity Theft
The act of stealing someone's identity
System software
The operating system
Excel
Application software
Functions of the operating system
1. Provides a way for software applications to work with the CPU. 2. Manages the processor. 3. Provides a user interface
The minimum RAM requirement to run Windows Vista
1 GB
C drive
The hard drive
With Windows Explorer you can perform the following file management actions
1. Renaming files 2. Opening files 3. Copying Files
The file extension that is added automatically using Microsoft Word 2007 to create a file
.docx
Backup utility
Used on Windows to make a duplicate copy of the data on your hard drive
Disk Defragmenter
A Windows utility program that arranges files on your hard drive in sequential order
True or False: The user interface is part of a computers operating system
True
True or False: Microsoft Word and Excel are examples of system software
False
True or False: Mac OS is an open-source operating system
False
True or False: You can legally download versions of Windows XP off of the Internet for free
False
True or False: A multiuser operating system is also described as a network operating system
True
True or False: The type of processor in the computer dictates which operating system a desktop uses
True
True or False: With the Plug and Play standard, adding hardware to your computer becomes easier
True
True or False: The combination of a computers operating system and application software is referred to as the computers platform
False
True or False: PnP stands for Plug and Play
True
True or False: Cell phones use single-user, multitask category of operating system
False
CPU
A special program used by the computers hardware devices and operating system to communicate
Recycle Bin
Where the files deleted from the hard drive are held
Examples of Stand-alone-off-the-shelf programs
Antivirus and security programs
Preemptive Multitasking
The ability of the operating system to perform more than one task at a time
Vista
The newest operating system from Microsoft Windows
Information
Data that has been organized or presented in a meaningful fashion
The number of binary digits (or bits) combined to create one byte
Eight
Binary language
A unique combination of each letter of the alphabet, each number, and each special character
Gigabyte
Approximately one billion bytes
System software
The set of programs that enables the computers hardware devices and application software to work together
Scanner
An input device
Examples of nonimpact printer
Inkjet and laser printers
True or False: There are two types of CRT monitors on the market: passive-matrix displays and active-matrix displays
False
True or False: Digital cameras, camcorders, and webcams are common devices for capturing pictures and video and are all considered output devices
True
True or False: Speakers connect to the VGA port
False
True or False: Studies have shown that users of MP3 players may experience hearing damage due to excessive volume from ear buds
True
True or False: Serial ports and parallel ports have long been used to connect input and output devices to the computer
True
True or False: The four main functions of a computer are inputting data, processing data, outputting the data or information, and communicating the data or information
False
True or False: External hard drives are often to back up data that is contained on the internal hard drive
True
True or False: The central processing unit is the largest and most important chip in the computer
True
True or False: The motherboard is a box that contains the central electronic component of the computer
False
True or False: Restarting the system while its powered on is called a cold boot
False
RAM
Sometimes referred to as primary storage
Erogonomics
Deals with such things as positioning your monitor and wrists correctly
Multifunction or All-in-one
A device that combines the functions of a printer, scanner, copier, and fax into one machine
Nonimpact
One of two primary categories of printers
System
One of two broad categories of software