Name: _______________________________
CS 1011 Homework #13
Due May 5, 2003

Chapter 12: Security and Privacy


Fill In The Blank (1/2 point each)

  1. The term   ______________   describes a potentially damaging computer program that affects, or infects, your computer negatively by altering the way the computer works without permission.

  2. A   ______________   ______________   is a virus that activates when it detects a certain condition.

  3. A   ______________   is a malicious-logic program that copies itself repeatedly in memory or on a disk drive until no memory or disk space remains.

  4. A   _____________   _______________   authenticates a person's identity by verifying personal characteristics.

  5. An   _________________   ________________   is a security measure that defines who can access a computer.

  6. A   _______________   ___________________   provides specific conditions for use of software.

  7. ___________________   ________________   occurs when someone steals personal or confidential information.

  8. ____________________   is the process of converting readable data into unreadable characters.

  9. The term   ______________   originally described a computer enthusiast, but now is associated with illegal computer activity.

  10.   _______________   is a program placed on a computer without the userís knowledge that secretly collects information about the user.


Short Answer (1 point each)

  1. What are the steps in a disaster recovery plan?



  2. What is the purpose of encryption?.



  3. What is a cookie? What are some advantages and disadvantages of cookies?



  4. What is a denial of service (DoS) attack? How does it work?



  5. Describe four ways to safeguard your personal information.