Internet safety: Protect yourself online

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Internet safety: Protect yourself online

Internet Saftey Protect Yourself Online

Check out this website for a guide to internet saftey. You can view multiple videos on a range of topics!

We now live in a digital world where every aspect of our lives are online. We must take precautions to protect our identity and security online. It is important to limit social media posts and to never share private information online. By viewing this glog, you will be able to find multiple resources to help you stay safe while using the internet.

Check out this article: How To Protect Your Credit Card Online. Read the bold headings for tips on how to keep your credit card safe when using it online. I suggest reading the whole article!Click Here

This five minute video discusses three simple steps on how you can protect yourself online. These steps include enabling two step authentication, don’t reuse the same password for different sites, and put a lock code on your cell phone device. Watch this video to learn about these steps in more detail.

Many major chain stores like Target and Home Depot have been hacked in the past few years. However, this doesnt mean that cyber crimes and hacking only happens to celeberties and major companies. "According to a report by security software-maker McAfee and the Washington think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies, more than 40 million people in the US had their personal information stolen last year, as well as 54 million in Turkey, 20 million in Korea, 16 million in Germany and more than 20 million in China." -Colin Barras October 13 2014World Changing Ideas

Click Here and check out this "Infographic" about identity theft!

“Sharing personal information with others you do not know personally is one of your biggest risks online." While online, you should be cautious when sharing information like your address, phone number, credit card number, passwords, family member names, and all other personal details. Internet users should be cautious when opening unknown emails, because they could contain viruses. It is also important to remember that everything shared online can be found by employers. Social media posts should be appropriate. (Office of the United States Attorneys)

Check out this article: 10 Tips to Protect Yourself Online. This article is short and and I recommend reading the entire article. You will find ten steps to help keep you safe online. Some of these steps include having multiple, strong passwords, shopping at safe websites, and watching what you post on social media. Click here


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