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I Need Help Answering These Questions Without Confusing Everyone.


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#1 Victoria

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 09:32 AM

I have come to this site when I've had problems getting my computer to mind me. Now I have to answer some questions for class and I don't know how to word them. I was hoping some of you might like to help.

can someone tell me how worms spread through the internet?

what OS is best and why?

what is a trojan horse? And how does it work?

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 10:51 AM

Help answering these questions for class???? Hmmm....we don't like to do other people's home work here. :thumbsup: How about this: You tell us what you think, and we'll work with you on it instead of just doing it for you? That way, you've done your own work! :flowers:
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:21 AM

You can get most of the information that you need by going to either webopedia or wikipedia. As for as what OS is best, that is a question that is subject to opinion. I believe that it would be safe to say that the general consensus is that ME is the worst OS that was ever made. I have friends that swear by W98 or W2k, then others that like XP, I think it's still too early to mention Vista I personally don't think it's worth investing in until they have their first non-beta service pack. Then you have to look at Linux, once they get to the point that they have a GUI it is going to be gaining popularity, you have also take into consideration that it is free.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:30 AM

Great, that's even better. I think the way a worm works is by attaching itself to your computer files/ address book and then sending itself to your friends and doing the same thing there. Does that make sense? Iknow what I want to say but cant figure out how to say it.

Okay here's another one.

What is the difference between a regional access provider and a national access provider?

A regional access provider has a local number to call that grants access to the internet. If you were to go out of town or state and connect to the internet using that phone number you would have to pay long distance charges because you would be out of the local calling area. A national access provider has a number which is accessible nation wide without additional charges.


Thanks for your help!

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 11:59 AM

Learn to use Google to answer such things.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:10 PM

Let me suggest an alternative suggestion to hamluis's who seems to forget that they probably needed help at one time, google is a very good tool for gathering information. I would use google to get your definitions and then formulate you own wording of the definition, then send what you have to us to see if it's right.

Here's an example of what you can find.

This definition came from Wikipedia.

A computer worm is a self-replicating computer program. It uses a network to send copies of itself to other nodes (computer terminals on the network) and it may do so without any user intervention. Unlike a virus, it does not need to attach itself to an existing program. Worms always harm the network (if only by consuming bandwidth), whereas viruses always infect or corrupt files on a targeted computer.

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 12:37 PM

Does this sound accurate?

How do you know if a web site is secure for entering personal data?

I got so much useful information from the “Verisign Secured” web site. Apparently there are guidelines that will help you determine how secure a web site is even if Verisign is NOT securing it.

*. You can look for the verisign seal. But as stated above, the seal is not necessary.
* When high-security browsers notice that an Extended Validation Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) certificate is being used by a Web site, the address bar turns green and
the name of the certificate owner will be displayed .
* You can click on the little yellow lock icon at the bottom of an individual Web
page to review .
the SSL certificate information for that page
*. Verify the presence of an SSL certificate by checking the properties of a page in
your Web browser.

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 06:05 AM

This last one is a very good answer with a lot of great detail. I'd suggest that you look up the definition of a secure protocol and also look into encryption and secure sockets in order to provide more depth to your answer! (BTW - it looks like you're on your way to an A if this is any indication of your research ability!)

Your wording of these is just fine, although the last one could be reworded a bit to sound more like it's your opinion rather than Verisign's. I've found that pretending that you're telling someone (such as a friend) about this - rather than just reading it to them - will help things to sound more like your own.
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