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Module 1: Computer Security and Privacy

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2.4 Measures for Securing E-Mail and Instant Messaging Video 1

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Measures for Securing E-Mail and Instant Messaging Video 1
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* [Show Transcript] BE CAUTIOUS WHEN OPENING E-MAIL MESSAGES WITH
ATTACHMENTS.

You can send e-mail attachments to share files with your friends. You
might receive a photograph or a music file as an attachment in an e-mail
message. However, you need to be cautious while opening any mail containing
an attachment because it is the most common pathway for the spread of
viruses. GLOSSARY

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Active Content

Small program that gets installed on a computer while browsing the
Internet. The basic function of active content is to provide an interactive
Internet experience through videos and toolbars. Sometimes, active content
is used to gain unauthorized access to a computer, and then damage the data
stored on it or install malicious software on it.
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Back Up

To make a duplicate copy of a program, a disk, or data. The duplicate copy
is called a backup.
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Cache Memory

Temporary memory on your computer that is sometimes used to store local
copies of files opened when you browse the Internet.

Computer Privacy

Keeping a user