Flashcards on Internet Safety: Protecting Yourself Online

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What is the term used for protecting yourself from online threats?

Internet safety

What are some common online threats?

Malware, phishing, identity theft

Why is it important to use strong and unique passwords for online accounts?

To prevent unauthorized access to your accounts

What is two-factor authentication?

An additional layer of security that requires a second verification method

What is the purpose of a VPN (Virtual Private Network)?

To encrypt internet traffic and enhance online privacy

What are some ways to avoid falling for online scams?

Being cautious of suspicious emails, not sharing personal information with strangers, and verifying websites before making online transactions

What is cyberbullying?

The use of electronic communication to harass or intimidate others

Why is it important to be mindful of the information you share online?

To protect your privacy and prevent identity theft

What should you do if you encounter inappropriate content online?

Report it and avoid engaging with it

How can you protect yourself from online stalking?

Keep personal information private, be cautious of sharing location, and adjust privacy settings on social media

What is the purpose of antivirus software?

To detect and remove malicious software from a computer

What are some safe practices when using public Wi-Fi networks?

Avoid accessing sensitive information, use a VPN, and keep devices updated with the latest security patches

What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?

HTTPS encrypts data transmitted between a website and a user, ensuring a secure connection

Why should you avoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading attachments from unknown sources?

They may contain malware or phishing attempts

What does it mean to have a strong online presence?

To have control over the information available about you online and managing your digital reputation

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What is the term used for protecting yourself from online threats?



What are some common online threats?



What is two-factor authentication?



What is the purpose of a VPN (Virtual Private Network)?



What is cyberbullying?



Why is it important to be mindful of the information you share online?



What should you do if you encounter inappropriate content online?



How can you protect yourself from online stalking?



What are some safe practices when using public Wi-Fi networks?



What is the difference between HTTP and HTTPS?




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