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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 identity independently
  (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, providing
  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
  are announced.
• 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 computer connected
  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.

Campus Safety & Security at Johns Hopkins University Emergency number: 410-516-7777