Shaye Trenda

ITS 230-001


1. False

2. True

3. False

4. True

5. True

6. False

7. True

8. True

9. True

10. True

11. False

12. False

Multiple Choice

1. D

2. A

3. A

4. C

5. B

6. A

7. C

8. B


1.     D

2.     B

3.     E

4.     I

5.     G

6.     F

7.     A

8.     C

9.     J

10.  H

Consider This

2. The role of the operating system is to coordinate all the activities among the computer or mobile device hardware. The operating system and other tools are collectively known as system software because they consist of the programs that control or maintain the operations of the computer and its devices. (158)

9. A clipboard is a temporary storage location for removed content which needs to be saved for future purposes. (165)

29. Fragmentation slows down file access and, thus, the performance of the whole computer. (197)

Internet Research – 4. Security

The three latest virus hoaxes include: the “Dance of the Pope Virus” in which users are prompted to watch a video of the Pope, but if they click on the video they will get a virus that formats their mobile device. This video in reality does not give the viewer a virus, it is just a scare. The next hoax is the “Americans Immune to Zika Virus” which says that Zika funding is a scam because Americans are immune to it. This is obviously just a scam because there is no proof anywhere that Americans are immune to Zika and if we were immune we would not be freaking out over Zika in America. The last hoax I found was called “Black Muslim in the White House” in which the scam says that if you click on the video it will “burn your entire hard drive”. This also, turns out to just be a scare because there are no reports found by McAfee or CNN that the video will burn your hard drive. I could not find any actual warnings of viruses on this site, all of them were hoaxes.

The origin of the website’s name, Snopes, is actually from the creator’s username (snopes) that he used in a folklore newsgroup. David Mikkelson created the website in 1995