Tuesday, March 17

Hw #7 Best Key Terms:

  1. GUI: (Graphical User Interface) ” Computer display format that allows the user to select commands, call up files, start programs, and do other routine tasks by using a mouse to point to pictorial symbols (icons) or lists of menu choices on the screen as opposed to having to type in text commands. “, by http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/GUI
  2. MS-DOS:” short for Microsoft Disk Operating System) is an operating system commercialized by Microsoft. It was the most commonly used member of the DOS family of operating systems and was the main operating system for personal computers during the 1980s.”, by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS-DOS
  3. IPCONFIG: (Internet Protocol Configuration) in Microsoft Windows is a console application that displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values and refreshes Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DHCP and Domain Name System DNS settings.” by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipconfig
  4. Scribd: “ is a document-sharing website and top 20 Social Media site.Scribd currently has more than 50 million monthly users and more than 50,000 documents are uploaded daily “, by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scribd
  5. Spyware:” is any technology that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge. On the Internet (where it is sometimes called a spybot or tracking software), spyware is programming that is put in someone's computer to secretly gather information about the user and relay it to advertisers or other interested parties.” by http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci214518,00.html

Hw #7 Passwords exposed on ComCast

In the article “Passwords of 8,000 Comcast Customers Exposed” by Brad Stone posted at http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/16/passwords-of-8000-comcast-customers-exposed/ in the New York Times. He states that some passwords information for the users of the Comcast were revealed online, which could cause a lot of problems to the users due to the fact that users could have the same passwords in other accounts such as emails. He explains as an example that someone could get access to someone email account and stealing personal information from there such as credit cards. He also, states that Comcast did apology to their customers and remarked that it was not their fault that he was a phishing scheme. What do you think? can we trust in this company?