Read the excerpt from the code book. other attacks include the use of viruses and trojan horses. eve might design a virus that infects pgp software and sits quietly inside alice's computer. when alice uses her private key to decrypt a message, the virus would wake up and make a note of it. the next time that alice connects to the internet, the virus would surreptitiously send the private key to eve, thereby allowing her to decipher all subsequent messages sent to alice. one way to better connect with this excerpt is to tell about an experience with a computer virus. define the specific details of a pgp virus. research decryption viruses on the internet. contrast viruses with trojan horse attacks.
A). Tell about an experience with a computer virus.
As per the question, a way to better associate with this excerpt is to 'tell about an experience with a computer virus' as it would help the audience to relate to it and understand it effectively. The speaker's personal experience with the virus would not only enhance the clarity of the message regarding the impact of viruses on systems and the private data of users that author wishes to convey to the audience but also help promote its effective understanding that would help elicit intended response. Thus, option A is the correct answer.
it's A. tell about an experience with a computer virus
Tell about an experience with a computer virus.
Simon Singh's "The Code Book," tells the history of how cryptography came into being and the secret messaging world of encryption. Through the detailed narration and diving into the history of encryption, the author traces the evolution of such a process and reveals how it has had a huge impact on the world's policies.
In the given excerpt, Singh gives an example of how viruses are planted and used to spy/ get access to other people's computers. But while it is possible to get the main point of the example, it would have been better if the writer includes experience with a computer virus so that readers will find it easier to connect with the given example. This will enable them to better understand the working of viruses and their effects.
Thus, the correct answer is the first option.