Maintaining Security & Performance

In this section of the course we will look at maintaining data security and system performance and integrity. We’ll also consider the use of browser and software setting to enhance security.

Precautions for maintaining data security include firewalls, software for detecting and disabling malicious programs or malware (including viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, and adware) and e-mail filtering software (spam filters). Internet security suites may cover more than one category of threat.

Precautions for maintaining system performance and integrity also include firewalls, software for detecting and disabling malicious programs or malware (including viruses, worms, trojans, spyware and adware) and e-mail filtering software (spam filters).

We’ll also look at selecting the correct level of browser safety and security settings for major browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox. Many sites, including major social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, allow users to configure safety and security settings. The default settings are not necessarily the best option.

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