Tips and Tricks
my job I'm always encouraging teachers and students to experiment with free software
but I always mention to them that it is important to cover yourself against adware,
spyware & hackers by using a firewall.
monitors any inbound access to your computer and it also check which programs
are accessing the Internet. When it detects activity it asks you if you really
want to allow... This way you 'train' your computer to only allow the access in
and out that you really want.
I run this piece of free software on my
laptop all the time. It often discovers and blocks intruders to my system. I encourage
my teachers and students to run this software on their personal systems to keep
their data safe.
for classroom activities:
Set a homework research task on firewalls. What are they? What can they do?
Why have they been developed?
* Design a poster for your room that
tells of the need to work behind a firewall.
* Display posters around
your classroom computers about firewalls and security.
* Find a testimonial
of a person who has been a victim of a hacker.
Download the Free
Zone Alarm Software here.