EDEXCEL GCSE ICT: ISSUES PART 1

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State a security issue
Bluejacking is the process of sending unwanted messages to open Bluetooth connections
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State one way to prevent Bluejacking
keep Bluetooth switched off when not in use
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Viruses are designed to be harmful to digital devices and to spread easily over networks
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State one way to prevent Viruses
keep Bluetooth switched off when not in use
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Storing passwords and other important information in cookies means it is easier for others to gain access to your accounts
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State one way to prevent the security issue of storing passwords
know how to delete and manage cookies using options in the browser
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Unsecured wireless networks lets other users easily seek and use your wireless network
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State one way to prevent the security issue of unsecured wireless networks
Secure wireless networks using a password and encrypt data travelling over the network
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Physical threats such as theft,flooding,fire and accidental damage
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Keep computers in locked rooms and back up the data
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Hackers try to get access to data without permission
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State one way to prevent the security issue of hackers
Use firewalls, passwords and encrypt the information travelling across networks
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Phishing cons people into believing that an email or text is from a valid organisation so that they give away their username and passwords leading to identity theft
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State one way to prevent the security issue of phishing
You need to be able to identify phishing as organisations will never ask you for your password by email or text
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Make sure the latest updates are installed for both the operating system and the browser
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Use encryption (encoding data so that only the intended recipient can decode it) for both the transmission and storage of data
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Backups are increasingly important as threats to digital devices increase and as people live more of their lives online. The development of cloud computing allows users to back up their data remotely
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What does privacy mean?
Privacy means keeping some personal aspects of your life private
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What is your privacy protected by in the UK?
it is legally protected by the Data Protection Act
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State a threat to privacy
Social networking sites keep track of all your interactions and save them so they can be used later
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State one way to prevent social networking sites being a threat to privacy
know how to use the privacy settings and be aware of how much and what type type of personal information you share online
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Search engines record information about your searches including your location from your ip address, the time you spend searching and the searches you made to help personalise your searches and display relevant online adverts +hackers could gain this
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State one way to prevent Search engines being a threat to privacy
sign out of relevant accounts especially on public computers
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State a threat to privacy
People may post photographs online and add a tag to link names or other information with the photograph. This can be considered an invasion of privacy
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State one way to prevent being tagged in a photo a threat to privacy
educate friends about the risks and express your preferences to them
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State a threat to privacy
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and they can store your browsing habits and frequently visited websites. This can help with advertising relevant products but may be seen as a privacy issue
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State one way to prevent cookies being a threat to privacy
know how to delete and manage cookies
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State a threat to privacy
Identity theft involves someone pretending to be another person by collecting information about their identity
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State one way to prevent identity theft being a threat to privacy
keep all personal information safe
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State a threat to privacy
Hackers gain unauthorised access to your digital devices and access your personal information
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State one way to prevent hackers being a threat to privacy
Use firewalls, passwords and encrypt information sent across networks
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State a threat to privacy
You may be tricked into downloading spyware allowing others to spy on the information on your computer
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State one way to prevent spyware being a threat to privacy
use up to date antispyware software
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State a way how privacy is achieved
you keeping your personal information safe
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State a way how privacy is achieved
organisations you give your personal information to keeping your information safe
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State one way of monitoring people using ICT
When we travel abroad our passports are scanned and our movements in and out of different countries are monitored
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Playing online games means information about you and who you are playing is being monitored
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Social networking sites store a rich source of information about our movements and communications. Geotagging from photographs posted online can be used to monitor your movements
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State one way of monitoring people using ICT
Companies providing email services know who you send emails to
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The use of credit/debit cards allows the banks to know when,where and how much money you spend
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Your computer's IP address provides clues to search engines and social networking sites about your geographical location
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Mobile phone companies can track your movements as you move from base station to base station. Phone companies also know who we have been in phone/SMS contact with
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State one way of monitoring people using ICT
Geolocation information from GPS enabled devices can track your position
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State a positive effect ICT has had on our physical health and mental well-being
Friendships can be built online using social networking
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Easier to maintain contact with family and friends especially those who live far away
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Easier to access information letting us learn new things
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Exercises at home using games can improve physical fitness
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Accurate health and fitness monitoring
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ICT skills can help us get better paid and more skilled jobs
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Mobile phones can help us keep safe by always being able to contact others
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GPS technology can help us to find our location and guide us along routes
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What do networks connect us with?
the rest of society
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State an impact of networks on the way we work
Teleworking (working from home)
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State an impact of networks on the way we work
Work easily with people all over the world
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Location of office less important
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Office//home networks allow users to share resources and have access to a range of resources
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Research for projects online
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State an impact of networks on the way we do shopping
rapid access
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State an impact of networks on the way we do shopping
round the clock availability
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no need to leave house
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research purchases more easily
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State an impact of networks on the way we do communication
Socialising with people all around the world 24/7
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Over use of social networking sites
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Rapid spread of news
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State an impact of networks on creativity
Crowd creativity (people are collecting news and contributing content to websites)
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People become content generators
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State a negative effect ICT has on our physical health and mental well-being
ICT can contribute to obesity due to inactivity
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People can always access their work,even on holiday or in the evening so they can become ill or stressed as they feel they are unable to stop working
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Overuse of social networking sites and microblogging
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Repetitive strain injuries can develop from doing the same thing again and again
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Joint pain can result from sitting incorrectly for a long time
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Eye strains can be caused by staring at a screen for a long time
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The radio waves from mobile phones and base stations may affect health
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Accidents can be caused by people using mobile phones whilst driving
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State one way to prevent Bluejacking

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keep Bluetooth switched off when not in use

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State one way to prevent Viruses

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