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Internet threats

Elly Swanson

Use the BBC's Internet Glossary http://www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/a-z/a/ to help you find the answers.

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2.[S] A computer robot which automatically sends out spam emails to people, on behalf of a hacker/human spammer.
5.[M] Malicious software specifically designed to damage your computer or corrupt your data.
7.[W] A program that can reproduce itself over a computer network. It usually attaches itself to another software program and then proceeds to cause malicious damage to your computer such as shutting it down.
9.[J] Unsolicited or unwanted email (also called spam)
11.[V] A computer program which can copy itself and spread from one computer to another, adversely affecting the way that computer operates.
14.[S] Useless or dangerous software which is sold to people by scammers, often by scaring them into thinking they have a computer virus which can be fixed by buying their software.
15.[S] Attempting to get someone to give you their private data over the internet/email by posing as a reputable company, commonly a bank or financial institution. Also known as phishing.
16.[P] Attempting to get someone to give you their private data over the internet/email by posing as a reputable company, commonly a bank or financial institution. Also known as spoofing.
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1.[S] A type of virus software which hides on your computer and gathers your personal data (like credit card details) to send back to a hacker or spammer.
3.[H] Someone who attempts to access secure information over the internet without permission - or someone who likes to customise or recycle computer equipment to invent new things.
4.[T] Someone who deliberately posts contentious and inflammatory remarks online in order to provoke others. These remarks can be on internet forums, chat rooms or in comment fields of blog articles.
6.[F] Messages through the internet which are designed to offend or annoy somebody, normally through conversations held on message boards or chat forums.
8.[I] When you computer is _ _ __ _ _ _ _ with a virus it means that malicious code has installed itself on your computer and is adversely affecting the way your computer works.
10.[T] A program which appears harmless but is carrying inside viruses, worms or even another program that will damage your computer. A trojan is usually an attachment and is often carrying a program which allows someone to hack into your computer.
12.[S] Unsolicited or unwanted email (junk mail).
13.[G] Making friends with someone online under false pretences in order to lure them into a difficult or dangerous situation.

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