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Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story: Traces Of GuiltSaturday, 28th November 2015 23:00 - BBC FourAs Gabriel Weston discovers: every contact leaves a trace... Read more: Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story: Traces Of Guilt
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Ireland with Simon Reeve: Episode 2Sunday, 29th November 2015 20:00 - BBC Two
Power to the People: Episode 3: The Customer is Always RightTuesday, 1st December 2015 21:00 - BBC Four
BBC Inside Science: Astronomy Q&A, CERN and ancient genomesAvailable for over a yearThis week: Listener's questions on astronomy, CERN and the genomes of ancient farmers. Read more: BBC Inside Science: Astronomy Q&A, CERN and ancient genomes
Catching History's Criminals: The Forensics Story: Traces Of GuiltAvailable until Tuesday, 29th December 2015 00:00
All in the Mind: Mindfulness, porn addiction and slothfulnessAvailable for over a year
Power to the People: Episode 2: It's Not Easy Being GreenAvailable until Friday, 25th December 2015 04:00
Talking turkey: 12 facts about turkey geneticsThe turkey is a fascinating bird - and demands more respect than a bit of stuffing and a spot of... Read more: Talking turkey: 12 facts about turkey genetics
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Social science and participationThis unit looks at how social science investigates participation, and uses this topic to look in... Try: Social science and participation now
English: skills for learningThis course is for anybody who is thinking of studying for a university degree and would like to... Try: English: skills for learning now
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 What this unit is about
- 2 Viruses, worms and Trojans
- 3 How to protect yourself against viruses, worms and Trojans
- 4 Avoiding viruses, worms and Trojans
- 5 Firewalls
- 6 Hoaxes
- 7 Spam
- 8 How to protect yourself against spam
- 9 Adware and spyware
- 10 How to protect yourself against adware and spyware
- 11 Cookies
- 12 Other security issues
- 13 How do you protect children online?
- 14 Where to learn more
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Living with the internet: keeping it safe
Computer crashes are often the result of viruses, worms or Trojans as unfortunately some internet users want to cause havoc or vandalise your computer. This unit provides a guide to the downsides of living with the Net. Advice on how to deal with these dangers is provided and security issues like spyware and adware are explained. The unit also deals with protecting children online, and provides links to various helpful websites which deal with the problems raised.
This unit is from our archive and is an adapted extract from Living with the net: using computing to enrich your life (T180) which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in.