The Three Little Users and the Big Bad Wolf
Once upon a time, there were three little computer users of three different professions and the time came for them to leave home and seek their fortunes.
The first little user with the screen name LiLestPiggy, the youngest, bought his computer at the local chain computer store CompUSA, and had just recently installed a modem so he could surf the net. Email being the primary reason for the use of his computer, LiLestPiggy purchased a computer with the most basic set up. He was planning to surf the web and play games online, pursuing a job as an English teacher at the nearby elementary school. It was the most basic set up for a beginner.
The second little user with the screen name LiLPiggy, the middle of the three, bought a laptop, installed Norton Anti-Virus, and installed a cable modem to insure a fast and safe internet connection. He was planning to pursue a business job so he needed a fast and safe computer.
The third little user with the screen name of IllestPiggy, the eldest of three, built his own computer, installing several Anti-Virus programs and setting up a firewall and top-notch secret government security devices. A firewall protects your network from unwanted Internet traffic. The primary functions of a firewall are to let good traffic pass through while ‘bad’ traffic is blocked. The most important part of a firewall is its access control features that distinguish between good and bad traffic.
One night, a hacker with the screen name BigBadWolf, who dearly loved to ruin little pigs lives, was out and about. The BigBadWolf instant messaged (IM’ed) LiLestPiggy who has the most basic internet connection. The BigBadWolf said, “Hello, I was wondering if you would like to be my new dearest friend?” It took forever for LiLestPiggy to respond to him because his internet connection was so slow. Meanwhile, BigBadWolf was getting frustrated due to the lack of response so he sent LiLestPiggy a virus called “Huff and Puff away.” “Huff and Puff away” was BigBadWolf’s favorite virus that he wrote up that could disable anti-viruses, then shutdown the computer simultaneously. Moments later, LiLestPiggy’s computer shut down due to his virus.
Then the BigBadWolf decided to IM another user named LiLPiggy. LiLPiggy has a good internet connection and an anti-virus program. The BigBadWolf once again said, “Hello, I was wondering if you would like to be my new dearest friend?” Moments later LiLPiggy replied “Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin.” “Who the heck does he think he’s talking to?” said BigBadWolf. Once again, short-tempered BigBadWolf was furious and opened fire once again on poor LiLPiggy sending him “Huff and Puff away.” Moments later, LiLPiggy’s computer shut down due to the virus despite the anti-virus software.
Next, the BigBadWolf decided to IM another user named IllestPiggy. IllestPiggy was obviously the brain of the family and owned the fastest...