Overview

We are a group of GITA students attending Brea Olinda High School. This web page is intended to inform the general public of commonplace network topics and the steps they can take to protect themselves.

Introduction

Fresh portfolio of designs that will keep you wanting more.
Y

Lessons

Net Neutrality

Learn what the recently passed Net Neutrality laws entail for you and corporations

Social Privacy

Learn to keep yourself safe when browsing the internet and social media

Spectre/Meltdown

Learn about a recently discovered widespread security breach and what you can do to protect yourself

Lesson 1: Net Neutrality

Fresh portfolio of designs that will keep you wanting more.

Transcript

the principle that Internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites.
The government has overridden it as of now. President Obama made it that the government would not charge extra for different speeds for different applications. With a new government in system they have decide to get rid of this law. Now Internet providers if they want to could slow down the internet for your favorite applications if they choose to.
This means Netflix, Youtube, or playing games online could be slowed down to the point where it is unusable. The internet provider would then force you to pay extra to get the service up to your normal speeds for those applications. This is definitely bad for the U.S as now the Internet will become less and less accessible for everyone who wants to use it as the cost may affect lower income families.

To prevent this one should they should make sure they can trust their provider and look for different ones if it gets ridiculous in price. The competition of the providers may cause them to lower prices with higher speeds. Still the cancellation of net neutrality will not be affected until 2019 at the earliest and in time people have protested causing states like California to notice and try to pass laws at the state level keeping Net Neutrality to stay in place.  

Comprehension Quiz

Take a closer look into our amazing team. We won’t bite.

Lesson 2: Social Privacy

Transcript

  1. Make sure that your posts are not indexed into search engines for social media

  2. Keep information private from the public

  3. It is possible for everyone to see your public posts

  4. If you were to join a public wifi network, anyone would be able to access the information on your device (for public networks, make sure the network is secure or use a VPN).

  5. It is important to be cautious what servers you are on and how public you are making your device/information.

  6. Anyone can hack and access your information if you are not careful about what you do with it.

  7. For all social media, it is best not to make your profile public, if you don’t want to run risk someone random seeing what you post.

  8. There are times when people are victims of identity fraud, so don’t trust every link and website, as your personal information can easily be taken and miused.

  9. Most importantly, use common sense and make wise choices about what information you put and where.

Comprehension Quiz

Take a closer look into our amazing team. We won’t bite.

Lesson 3: Spectre/Meltdown

Fresh portfolio of designs that will keep you wanting more.

Transcript

  1. Make sure that your posts are not indexed into search engines for social media

  2. Keep information private from the public

  3. It is possible for everyone to see your public posts

  4. If you were to join a public wifi network, anyone would be able to access the information on your device (for public networks, make sure the network is secure or use a VPN).

  5. It is important to be cautious what servers you are on and how public you are making your device/information.

  6. Anyone can hack and access your information if you are not careful about what you do with it.

  7. For all social media, it is best not to make your profile public, if you don’t want to run risk someone random seeing what you post.

  8. There are times when people are victims of identity fraud, so don’t trust every link and website, as your personal information can easily be taken and miused.

  9. Most importantly, use common sense and make wise choices about what information you put and where.

Comprehension Quiz

Take a closer look into our amazing team. We won’t bite.

Resources


Google Zero

Pioneering Google Zero article on the vulnerabilities of caching

Contact Us


Address:

789 Wildcat Way