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15 terms

Societal Issues

Students preparing for the 8th Grade Computer Skills Test in North Carolina.
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Hacker
A person who secretly gains access to computer files without permission
Virus
A computer program designed specifically to damage computer files
Anti-Virus
A computer program designed to find viruses and repair files
Stand Alone
A computer that does not depend on any other computer or server to operate
Password
The security protection to allow access to a computer programs
worm
A harmful computer files that goes through a computer and possibly a network
Online Resource
The information available to be computer user on the Internet
Acceptable Use Policy
A set of rules and guidelines set up to regulate Internet use and to also protect the user
Security
Protection of computer, computer files or a computer network
Vandalism
The willful act of puposely destroying computer files or computer network
Internet
Term given to the global network of computers that provide information to people world wide
Privacy
Freedom from the attention of others being intruded upon by others or being observed
Firewall
Technology that protects users from visiting inappropriate web sites and protects the network from unauthorized users
Network
Computers that are linked together with special cable that allow them talk to each other
Server
A special computer that is used to store programs and then sends it out to other computers one at a time or all at the same time