Internet Security and Privacy


When trying to be secured on the Internet your password is the first line of defense; thus, you should make sure to create a strong password. This can be done by making a long password with capital letters, symbols, and numbers.

Although passwords help protect you from hackers and scammers, sometimes your actions cause you more damage due to you not knowing enough about scams and frauds. Signs pointing to something being a scam include asking for bank information, social security, money through wire transfer, and other private information about you. When these signs are shown they most likely point to a scam and you should either exit out of the site or hang up the phone.


In order to keep your privacy online change your privacy settings on social media so that only friends can see what you post. Also do not post information that you do not want people to know about(ex. phone number, address, birthday, etc.).

Before accepting user agreement terms make sure to: make sure you are aware of what you are accepting and more importantly that you know what will happen to the things you post. Whether you skim or look up a summarized version of the user agreements, make sure you are aware of what they say and how it can jeopardize your privacy.


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