Protect Your Identity
1. Don’t use lazy passwords. Use alpha numeric passwords, if possible also use Special symbols like $, # etc. in your password. Never use the same password for different accounts.
2. When signing up or agreeing to anything, read the fine print.
3. Do not give out your full name, address, or phone number to anyone online that you don’t trust or know in person. You may get spam e-mails asking about you personal info, financial account info, telling that you won the prize or money. Avoid phishing.
Protect Your Connection
1. Use licensed copy of Antivirus Software. Regularly update it. (I am using Netlux AV).
2. When using a public wireless network, make sure to turn off file sharing and network discovery.
In Windows, these options can be found under Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center.
In Mac OS X, they are under System Preferences > Sharing.
1. Make sure the connection is secure for online transactions (URLs like this begin with https:// instead of http://) and the site is trustworthy.
2. Configure your browsers to filter out or block inappropriate content, Block pop-ups.
1. Only download files or software from sites that have been rated/verified by trusted sources.
2.Never open e-mail attachments from strangers unless you can trust them and have security settings on your computer. Mark them as “spam” or “junk”. Disable attachment previews.
“Your current Location >> Your Password >> Your Info >> Your Schedule >> Your Photo” Keep this away from internet, or use it in secured way!!
Social networking sites like Facebook make it a lot easier to share photos with your friends, but think before you post. Only share photos with friends you know offline and make sure you check out your privacy settings.
Sometimes other people can reveal a person’s location. Facebook allows friends to “tag” them at a location in real time. If this is a concern, the ability to be “tagged” can be restricted by requiring a person to give permission using “Profile (Timeline) Review.”
Each and every day there are millions of photos and videos posted online, and a great deal of this material is very interesting, informative and in a great number of cases very funny. On the other hand, the Internet also contains a lot of content that is neither funny nor amusing. So, ensure your safety yourself!!
Safety tips for children:
- If you have your own web page or blog, don’t set its visibility to anyone. If you want to be safer, make it invitation only.
- Do Searching safely. Keep the parental controls on and you can avoid unwanted, unnecessary content. Be careful when someone offers you something for nothing, such as gifts or money.
- Don’t click on advertisements you don’t recognize. There are a lot of products and services that just aren’t appropriate for children.
- Be careful about what information about yourself you give out, sharing personal information like your address is not smart. Get to know your “online friends” just as you get to know all of your other friends.
- Don’t respond to offensive or dangerous e-mail, chat, or other communications.