Help Needed for Internet Security Driving Test!

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  1. raid517

    raid517 New Member

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    Hi I came up with a few basic rules for family and friends that I put together in order to try to prevent them from continually installing spyware, toolbars, keyloggers and viruses on their computers (and as a result, to try to prevent them from continually calling me and asking for my help and advice when they did this and things went wrong).

    To all intents and purposes the rules worked well - for a while. I set it up as a simple RTF document and I added this to the start up folder of Windows XP, so that it started every time the PC started. However, over time some of them simply learned to ignore the rules and to close the RTF document as soon as it opened without paying any attention to it at all - and then they went about their merry business of installing spyware, keyloggers and viruses etc. just as they had in the past.

    So OK, I have to admit I found this deeply frustrating - but I also realise that this is the same position that many of us geeks are in in that on the whole, most average everyday computer users don't have a clue about Internet security.

    Now however things have become a lot more serious for me, as I have been asked by a local charity to administer a total of 60 machines over 2 different sites - and I have also been asked if I could provide some form of training with regard to basic personal Internet security.

    With this in mind I came up with the idea of an interactive CDROM, or Flash based Internet security driving test/tutorial that basically covers all of the scenarios I touch on in my rules.

    This tutorial would cover basic things like, if you got an email from a representative ex President of an African country offering you a share in millions of dollars of stolen money, or if you got an email from your bank asking you to verify your security details and so on, what would you do? Additionally it would cover such things as the abundance of viruses that infest many of the porn sites on the net, the way that many games on the Internet that are listed as being 'free' (particularly those which are in executable file format) are often just vehicles for more spyware and viruses also - and about the dangers of chat lines, of spoof security warnings on web sites and so on.

    I have included my list of rules below which should hopefully give you an idea of what I'm trying to do. Be warned though, the wording is deliberately harsh and perhaps a little extreme (and as a result maybe not entirely 100% accurate) but you must realize that I am, or was trying to give myself the easiest time possible and the least possible problems. So you may well find things you disagree with in it - but overall if someone followed these rules, they probably would be less likely to run into problems than someone who did not follow them might.

    The thing is however that (as I said) I would like to formalise these rules somewhat in the format of some kind of interactive tutorial/web security driving test. Unfortunately I have no experience with flash - and little knowledge of HTML or anything like that. I also know that the language for these rules isn't quite right, in that it probably isn't suitable for a formal office type environment.

    I had in mind that the tutorial would show some realtime examples of some of the things I have been talking about (which I assume would only be possible in Flash?) or perhaps rather like a readers digest multiple choice type thing, with screenshots depicting the various scenarios in question. (Like a screenshot of a flash animation on a web page saying 'You have won a prize!!!' What would you do? a) click on the ad, b, ignore it, or c) phone all of your family and friends informing them of your good fortune before doing anything.' etc.

    So I was wondering, are there any good hearted charitable souls out there who might be willing to help out to put a tutorial like this together?

    Again I remind you that it really is for a charity (specifically the Depaul Trust in the UK, which helps young vulnerable people find secure accommodation, provides educational opportunities and helps them to find employment). The requirement would be that all staff and students pass the Internet security test before being granted Internet access.

    I know this might be time consuming - but again all I can do is appeal to the sense of kindness and helpfulness of this community and hope that someone who does have some experience in these maters might be willing to help.

    Alternatively could anyone suggest a simple easy to use software package that would allow a relative n00b like me to put together a tutorial like this on my own? Or perhaps it is possible that some free online tutorial like this already exists?

    In any case, any help at all would be appreciated.

    PS,

    Here are the rules I have that I referred to above.

    http://download305.mediafire.com/b6ndmljht1bg/29bbnnbz2uz/internet+rules.rtf
     
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  2. Matth

    Matth Flash Banner Hater

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    Don't forget the one "Somebody wishes to make you a paypal payment - click here to login and authenticate it".

    PS. Not tried it yet, but maybe this might prove useful
    http://web.avanquest.com/special_offers/Summer_2007/REGISTER/AQFR/D18/bsq_bon_plan.cfm
    It's for making flash websites, not sure if the software is going to to be multilingual though.


    Actually, maybe some kind of game building application would work, if it could do quiz-type games.
     
  3. raid517

    raid517 New Member

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    Yeah, unfortunately I don't think there's an English version of this software. I'm not even certain that it's entirely suitable for what I need. Although I guess it could be.

    Isn't there anyone who has experience of these things that might be willing to help?
     

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