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Module 1: Computer Security and Privacy

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1.1 What Is Computer Security and Privacy

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What Is Computer Security and Privacy?
* Lesson 1 - INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SECURITY AND PRIVACY
1.1 - WHAT IS COMPUTER SECURITY AND PRIVACY? [1] What
Is Computer Security and Privacy?

Any factor that can damage your computer or the data on it is a computer
threat. Natural events such as earthquakes or hurricanes can cause
widespread physical damage. It is possible that you or someone else
accidentally deletes some important files causing the computer to
malfunction. When your computer is connected to a network, the computer
becomes even more vulnerable to computer threats. For example, another user
may use the network to gain unauthorized access to your computer.

There are various measures that you can use to reduce these threats and
reduce the likelihood of loss due to damage. By following basic guidelines,
you can minimize the risks of damage to your computer and ensure its
security and privacy.

Computer Security

The computer hardware can be damaged due to human carelessness or
natural causes. Also, the data and software on the computer need to be
protected from accidental or intentional loss and tampering. Computer
security deals with the measures that you can take to avoid such damage to
the computer and its data.

[Computer Security]

The computer hardware can be damaged due to human carelessness or natural
causes. Also, the data and software on the computer need to be protected
from accidental or intentional loss and tampering. Computer security deals
with the measures that you can take to avoid such damage to the computer
and its data.

Computer Privacy

You store your personal files or documents on your computer and would
not want anyone to read them. Computer privacy means that your data, such
as personal files and e-mail messages, is not accessible by anyone without
your permission. Computer privacy deals with the measures that you can take
to restrict access to your data. Computer privacy also includes being
careful while giving out any personal information over the Internet. Any
such information is likely to be misused to gain access to your personal
accounts, such as your e-mail and bank accounts.

[Computer Privacy]

You store your personal files or documents on your computer and would not
want anyone to read them. Computer privacy means that your data, such as
personal files and e-mail messages, is not accessible by anyone without
your permission. Computer privacy deals with the measures that you can take
to restrict access to your data. Computer privacy also includes being
careful while giving out any personal information over the Internet. Any
such information is likely to be misused to gain access to your personal
accounts, such as your e-mail and bank accounts.

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