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NC Online Computer Skills Test Societal Issues

NC Online Computer Skills Test


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AUP/Acceptable Use Policy
A set of rules and guidelines that are set up to regulate Internet use and to protect the user.
A computer file designed to do damage that goes through a computer and possibly a network
A tool used to move the cursor and pointer around the screen.
Public Domain
Software written and then donated to the public. Anyone can use and copy this kind of software free of charge, but it is not always the same quality as commercial software.
To give reference to the creator and source of the information used in a presentation.
Technology that prevents users from visiting inappropriate web sites and that protects the network from unauthorized users.
The device with a screen used to show computer images.
A special computer used to store programs and files and then send it out to other computers one or all at a time.
An unauthorized person who secretly gains access to computer files.
Protection of computer, computer files or a computer network from use without permission of the owner or owners.
A computer program designed to damage computer files.
Stand-alone computer
A computer that does not rely upon any other computer or server to work.
CPU/Central Processing Unit
The main chip that allows computers to do millions of calculations per second and makes it possible for users to write letters and balance your checkbook.
Software written and then donated to the public, so anyone is free to copy it and share it with their friends. This is not the same as shareware or commercial software, which is supposed to be paid for.
Software that can be tried before you purchase.
Online Safety
Precautions taken to protect personal information and images from being misused by others.
Program or software.
A hardware device used to make a paper copy of what is created on the computer.
An application designed to search for viruses and repair files on a computer.
The intentional act of destroying computer files or computer networks.

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