Internet Security - Basic and General Tips


Today personal and children security issues such as credit card information ,personal information, games password, hostile sites, surfacing the web and communication using instant messenger and other web tools expose children to web crime and it became the major security halls in the way we access the web . .

The following are useful tips to keep you safe:

1. Access web site that you already know ( Number 1 Rule !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Access web sites that you are already familiar. Do not fool yourself with fancy or professional looking web sites with innocence images.

Be careful when you are accessing web sites in these categories: Gambling, Games, Porn , Sex, Dating, Auction and web sites selling medicine without prescription, Loan money without or bad credit history and any offer that sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

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2. Be as anonymous as possible.

Avoid posting any personal information that could enable a stranger to locate you. That includes your last name, your employer, your business, the name of your school, sports teams, the town you live in, your school's mascot, and where you hang out

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3. Protect your info.

Check to see if your service has a "friends" list that allows you to control who can visit your profile or blog. If so, allow only people you know and trust. If you don't use privacy features, anyone can see your info, including people with bad intentions.

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4. Avoid in-person meetings.

Don't get together with someone you "meet" in a profile or blog unless you are certain of their actual identity. Although it's still not risk-free, if you do meet the person, arrange the meeting in a public place and bring some friends along.

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5. Photos:

Think before posting. What's uploaded to the Net can be downloaded by anyone and passed around or posted online pretty much for forever. Avoid posting photos that allow people to identify you (for example, when they're searching for your high school), especially sexually suggestive images. Before uploading a photo, think about how you'd feel if it were seen by a parent/grandparent, college admissions counselor, or future employer.

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6. Be honest about your age.

Membership rules are there to protect people. If you are too young to sign up, do not attempt to lie about your age. Talk with your parents about alternative sites that may be appropriate for you.

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7. Don’t tell anyone your age if you are not familiar with their screen names.

Try to ask your friends person-to-person what there screen name is.

 


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