Computing- Cybersecurity

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Name a few ways to protect
against cyber threats
You can never be 100% safe but you can find ways to ty and prevent it. These include:
Firewalls, Anti-Malware, updating regularly,
secure passwords, CAPTCHA, Bio meters, " factor authorization.
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What is a firewall?
A firewall is something that checks the ingoing and outgoing traffic to your network. It scans data before it allows you to download files and checks for malicious software.
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what is an Anti-virus?
An anti-virus is something that scans every file that is able to execute code. It will have lines of code it is aware that is malicious and checks for them in every file. If it matches up, the file is quarantined.
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How do auto-updates help?
Auto-updates help by patching holes in the software. This prevents hackers from finding holes. The reason the are called AUTO-updates is because almost every device is set up to automatically update every time there is an update available.
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How do secure passwords help?
Secure passwords help because most of the time hacker have a code that automatically guesses letters and numbers until it gets the password right. The reason why you want capital letters, numbers and a lot of letters is to make it harder to guess so the w
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why do devices have a maximum number of times you can enter your password before you get locked out?
This is to prevents brute-force attacks as in those the hacker guesses as many passwords as possible until it is correct. this disables the hacker from being able to do a brute-force attack without waiting.
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what is CAPTCHA?
CAPTCHA is when a user has to verify that they are human before they are allowed access to information or data. This prevents a zombie-compute from gaining access to peoples personal data.
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