Privacy and Security

Gabi Kandora

Passwords

  • Make sure that your password is at least eight characters long.
  • Don't have your password contain your real name, username, or a word.
  • Have it be quite different from your other and previous passwords.
  • Make sure it contains several different characters like upper and lower case letters, numbers, and at least one symbol.
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How to avoid online scams

  • Have secure and unique passwords.

  • Keep personal information personal and don't give it away.

  • Have an antivirus software installed onto your computer.

  • Have your firewall on at all times to prevent from scammers and hackers getting onto your computer.

  • Check for a padlock symbol in the browser window search.

  • Check for https:// at the beginning of a web address, the "s" stands for secure, that means that the website that you are on is secure.

  • Be aware of fake emails. Do not click on links or attachments in the email, don't reply to the email either, and make sure to not give any information away.

  • If something seems to good to be true, it most likely is.

Privacy

  • Be cautious when reveling any information.
  • Make sure the websites that you are using, are secure.
  • Either change your passwords on a regular basis or have very unique and hard to guess passwords.
  • Check your privacy settings on websites and social media accounts.
  • Be aware of the user agreements for different websites and apps.
  • Look for https:// and a green padlock in the browser window search.
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User Agreements

  • Be sure to completely read through the user agreement to make sure that you know about everything that you are agreeing to.
  • See what things the app or website will have access to when you sign up.
  • Don't skip over the agreement, you never know what you could be agreeing to.
  • Know what individual rights you will be giving up signing up. (Privacy of photos, can't file particular lawsuits, the company selling your photos, your data being given to law enforcement without your knowledge)
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Citation


"Tips for Creating a Strong Password." Windows.microsoft.com. Microsoft, n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2016.

"Top Tips to Avoid Online Scams." - Citizens Advice. Citizens Advce, n.d. Web. 06 Apr. 2016.