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Cambridge Technicals
UNIT 12
P3 -SECURITY RISKS
P3 Hacking
 Hacking
 This document will provide you with information
about what is meant by “hacking”. Write a brief
explanation in your words aimed at someone who
has little experience of the internet.
P3 Pagejacking, phishing, identity theft
 These are three ways that users can be exploited over
the internet.
 For each one:
Explain
how it works
Give advice to users about how to avoid being
“caught” by this method
P3 Viruses
 Write a clear definition of a computer virus.
 These links may help:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_virus
 http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/pc-security/viruswhatis.aspx
 http://www.ust.hk/ccst/antivirus/general/whatis.html

 Write THREE pieces of advice to users about how to
avoid getting infected by a computer virus.
Cambridge Technicals
UNIT 12
M1 -SECURITY RISKS
M1 Assessing security
 At Merit level, you need to find two examples of each
of the following types of website:
 E-commerce (e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk)
 Promotional (e.g. http://www.food.gov.uk/policyadvice/hygieneratings/toolkit/)
 Educational (e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/)
 You are going to look at different aspects of these
sites and compare them.
M1 Aspects to consider
 Client and user needs
 Multimedia features
 Interactive features
 Accessibility features
 Security features
 Set out your work in any way you wish, but make
sure that you include all the aspects listed above.
M1 User side and server side
 Look at the purpose and features of each site.
 What demands will the content and features of the
site make on:
the server supplying the website?
The computer or device used to view the
website?

M1 Innovative content and improvements
 For each site, describe:
Any
of the content you feel is innovative
Any improvements you could suggest.
Cambridge Technicals
UNIT 12
D1 –IMPACT OF WEBSITE
SECURITY BREACHES ON
SOCIETY
D1 Website breaches
 You will need to research FIVE cases of website
breaches taken from the three categories listed
above:
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

E-commerce
Promotional
Educational
 For each one, you need to write about:
 What the threat was;
 The impact on society;
 How the threat was resolved
D1 Possible examples
 As a starting point, search for these:
 The Heartland Breach (e-commerce)
 SalesGate.com breach (e-commerce)
 Ferris State’s online security breach (educational)
 University of York in student data breach
(educational)

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