Name: Elise Teo
Index Number: 06
Independent Learning Log (No.1)
Date: 3 June 2016
Time: 2pm - 2:30pm
What I did:
I decided to read up on some news on Technology, one topic I am interested in. I went to Straits Times and read up on an article about the Government cutting off internet access to Public Servants. I wish to read through this article and gain more knowledge of current affairs, hence I did a summary of the article and learn some new words.
What I learned:
What I learnt from the article:
Government computers can be infiltrated easily and measures are made to prevent that from happening.
Singapore is vulnerable due to being the third most popular destination of spear-phishing.
Internet-surf separation would prevent attackers to plant malware.
Words I learnt:
Spear-phishing: messages that appear to come from a trusted source to dupe victims into downloading an infected attachment or click on a fake link.
Exfiltrate: to extract information
This article talks about Singapore’s response to infiltration of Government computers by removing public servants’ computers’ access to the internet.