Security Online

How to be safe online

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Your Rights and Responsibilities Online

  • Never share personal information online
  • Never share your location
  • Use strong passwords which you change regularly
  • Adjust your privacy settings accordingly
  • Be careful of unwanted emails (spam)
  • Don't open emails that you receive from a place you know or don't know which asks for personal and banking information because it may be a fake and it could be someone who wants to use your personal information against you (phishing)
  • Be careful of what you post online because it may effect you later on in your life for jobs, friendships etc.
  • Keep your Facebook settings on private and not on public

Social networking sites and how to stay safe

  • Limit the amount of personal information you post
  • Remember that the internet is a public resource and everyone can have access
  • Be wary of strangers and who you add to your contacts
  • Think before posting information about your self
  • Use strong passwords with punctuation, upper case, lower case and numbers
  • Use anti virus software so you can protect your self against known viruses
  • Update your software so that attackers (hackers) don't take advantage of known problems

Security Technoligies

  • Use complex pin numbers (personal identification number) which are very difficult to guess but easy for you to remember
  • Use Encryption softwares, what this does is scrambles your original message, and they only way you can open it is by using a correct 128bit key which is extremely hard to crack
  • Biometric scanners can be used for security what they do is recognise you according to your physical or behavioural traits such as finger print scanners, retinal scanners etc.
  • The purpose of forensic computing is to preserve, analyse and search information on computer systems to find information that can be used for trials
Online Security Tips: How to Protect Yourself while Shopping and Banking Online