Computer security facts for kids
- Confidentiality: Making sure people cannot acquire information they should not (keeping secrets)
- Integrity: Making sure people cannot change information they should not (protecting data)
- Availability: Making sure people cannot stop the computer from doing its job.
Computer security involves telling computers what they are not to do. This makes computer security unique because most programming makes computers do things. Security takes much of a computer's power.
Basic computer security methods (in approximate order of strength) can be:
- Limit access to computers to "safe" users.
- Peripherals which block any "unsafe" activity.
- Firewall and antivirus software.
Images for kids
An example of a phishing email, disguised as an official email from a (fictional) bank. The sender is attempting to trick the recipient into revealing confidential information by "confirming" it at the phisher's website. Note the misspelling of the words received and discrepancy as recieved and discrepency, respectively. Although the URL of the bank's webpage appears to be legitimate, the hyperlink points at the phisher's webpage.
In Spanish: Seguridad informática para niños
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