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Computer Safety. By: Strib Crump. Protect Your Personal Information. Anybody can be a victim of identity theft If your asked for personal info find out how it is going to be used If you get an email or pop-up message asking for personal info don’t reply or click on the link

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computer safety

Computer Safety

By: Strib Crump

protect your personal information
Protect Your Personal Information
  • Anybody can be a victim of identity theft
  • If your asked for personal info find out how it is going to be used
  • If you get an email or pop-up message asking for personal info don’t reply or click on the link
  • Read the privacy policy to find out what info will be asked for and why
phishing
Phishing
  • Internet fraudsters who send spam or pop-up messages to lure personal information from unsuspecting victims
  • Never reply to or click on links in e-mail or pop-ups that ask for personal information
anti v irus
Anti-virus
  • Protects your computer from viruses that can destroy your data, slow your computer down, cause a crash or even allow spammers to send email
  • It works by scanning your

computer for, and your incoming

email for virus, and then deleting

those viruses

firewall
Firewall
  • Helps prevent hackers from using your computer and sending out your personal information without your permission
  • A firewall is like a guard, watching from outside attempts to access your system and blocking
spyware
Spyware
  • Is installed on your computer without your consent, spyware software monitors or controls your computer use
  • It may be used to send you pop-up ads, redirect your computer to websites, monitor your internet surfing or record your keystrokes
  • This could lead to the theft of your personal information
password protection
Password Protection
  • Use passwords that have at least 8 characters and include numbers and symbols
  • Avoid common words because some hackers use programs that can try every word in the dictionary
  • Don’t use personal information, your login name, or adjacent keys on the keyboard as passwords
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