This lesson on malware is suitable for GCSE Computer Science pupils.

It includes an attractive dyslexia friendly PowerPoint presentation that includes differentiated lesson objectives, 2 videos and lots of individual and paired tasks and questions. It also includes 3 differentiated exam style questions along with a comprehensive 4-page teacher’s lesson plan including all the answers.

This lesson teaches pupils about:

  • Passive attacks
  • Active attacks
  • Social engineering attacks
  • Insider attacks
  • Computer viruses
  • Trojan software
  • Spyware
  • Adware
  • Phishing
  • Pharming

Durration: 1 lesson

Check out this other great cyber security lesson by Nichola Wilkin Ltd (nwilkin):
Identifying and Preventing Network Vulnerabilities


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Created: May 15, 2019

Updated: May 19, 2019

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