By Dan Appleman
Consider this precise state of affairs: youngsters are either hit through a few very nasty, destructive laptop viruses. One used to be a scourge that took down his home windows computer at random occasions. the opposite was once a trojan, with a hacker on the different finish attempting to blackmail him for video game CD keys. Neither of the kids had modern anti-virus software program. just one had a firewall.
Fact: kids frequently undergo a number of different difficulties - from corrupt structures that have to be restored, to having e mail money owed stolen, to being impersonated on immediate message chats.
Security specialists comprehend that domestic clients are the main susceptible to viruses. in reality, many domestic clients are children. they typically have the easiest desktop (for games), and spend the main time on the internet. And whereas the inside track media and oldsters have performed an honest task of caution young children of the hazards of strangers in public chat rooms, they’ve performed nearly not anything to educate kids different elements of laptop safety.
Always Use defense: A Teen’s consultant to secure Computing includes crucial issues each youngster must find out about laptop protection. not only the standard information regarding preserving young people on-line, however the both very important details on holding pcs from viruses and combating id robbery (which kids strangely be afflicted by as well).
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Scientists couldn't learn how to prevent the spread of disease until they understood how viruses and bacteria spread. 10 So you too will need to learn something about how computer viruses spread, the subject of the next chapter, before you'll be able to deal with them effectively. 10 For example, the reduction in worldwide cases of malaria didn't begin with vaccines or medication--it began with the discovery that malaria was spread by mosquitoes. - 3 ~. From Sneaks to Slammers: HO¥lViruses Get on Your System So far you've learned about the different kinds of viruses and the kinds of things they do.
File deSCriptions and names are often deSigned to trick you into installing and running the software. Be especially careful of game hacks and mods, and pirated software. Remember-the virus authors are out to tempt you with the flies you want most. I ~I RULE OF THUMB Never download a file that has been posted recently. Always wait until it has been up for at least a couple of weeks. Then be sure you've updated your antivirus software before downloading the file. This reduces the risk of your catching a new virus that isn't yet caught by your antivirus software.
But I must stress this: Your biggest enemy is yourself, your own complacency, and laziness. Many of the people who read this book will still run into problems, not because of a problem with the book but simply because they don't get around to follOwing the recommendations, or follow them for a little while and then forget. " For those of you who are adults and aren't parents, rest assured that by reading this book. you)oe infinitely slTlorter than the lTIany adults who would rather relTlain in vulnerable ignorance than read a book with "Teen" in the title.
Always Use Protection: A Teen’s Guide to Safe Computing by Dan Appleman