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When you're on the
Internet, be aware of the following precautions to protect
yourself, your personal data, and your equipment:
Be careful with commercial
transactions on the web. If you are buying
goods or services, use common sense. Make sure you
know with whom
you are completing the transaction. Verify their
(e.g. check directory assistance or the Better Business
Bureau to verify
the business exists).
Guard your password.
Don’t share it with anyone. Once you have shared
it, you no longer have control over how your account
is used. Don’t write
your password down or include it in a login script.
Limit the amount of
personal information you share. There could be
thousands of people reading your postings, lists
or newsgroup sites.
Some services archive newsgroup messages indefinitely,
key-word search capabilities to find anything that
anyone ever posted
on a public newsgroup site.
Consider how much
personal information you include in your e-mail
signature file. Is your home telephone number or
address really necessary?
Update your virus
protection software regularly, or when new virus alerts
Do not download files
sent to you by strangers or click on hyperlinks
from people you don’t know.
Use a firewall program,
especially if you use a high-speed Internet
connection like cable, DSL, or T-1, which leave your
to the Internet 24 hours a day.
Try not to store financial
information on your laptop unless absolutely necessary.
Delete personal information
before you dispose of a computer.