What is Internet Security? - Privacy, Protection & Essentials


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A computer virus is one type of _____.

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1. Choose the software that replicates itself into computer programs and performs some type of harmful activity.

2. Which of the following is software that keeps track of someone's online activities without their knowledge?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Surfing the internet can be fraught with security concerns, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of different threats and security measures employed on the internet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Computer viruses
  • Cookies
  • Spyware
  • Phishing
  • Malware

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on internet security and privacy
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as malware and spyware
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding internet security
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about computer viruses

Additional Learning

To learn more about securing internet privacy, review the accompanying lesson on What is Internet Security? - Privacy, Protection, Essentials. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the threats to internet security
  • Understand how security can be threatened through internet browsing, emails and/or installed programs
  • Learn about different methods to protect your computer