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Minding Your Manners and Playing It Safe: Tips for Searching the Web John Hubbard Electronic Resources Librarian UWM Libraries September 21, 2002 Class Overview Introduction to the Internet E-Mail etiquette – dos and don’ts Surfing safely – searching, browsing, and shopping

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minding your manners and playing it safe tips for searching the web

Minding Your Manners and Playing It Safe: Tips for Searching the Web

John Hubbard

Electronic Resources Librarian

UWM Libraries

September 21, 2002

class overview
Class Overview
  • Introduction to the Internet
  • E-Mail etiquette – dos and don’ts
  • Surfing safely – searching, browsing, and shopping
  • How to protect yourself from criminals
what is the internet
What is the Internet?
  • The Internet is a global connection of computers through telephone wires, cables hubs and other connections. The Internet includes the World Wide Web and Electronic Mail
  • The Internet has existed for a long time, but has experienced recent rapid exponential growth
all about e mail
All about E-Mail
  • Programs (Clients) send messages
  • File formats for sending mail
  • File attachments – don’t run viruses
  • Warnings and hoaxes – think before you forward
  • And everyone’s favorite…
dealing with spam
Dealing with Spam
  • NEVER respond to unsolicited commercial e-mail
  • Consider complaining to the proper ISP
  • However, many spammers exploit “open relays” (mail servers on the Internet, often in Asia, allowing the sending of email by anyone, to anyone) and are essentially untouchable.
surfing the web
Surfing the Web
  • Searching and browsing – how a Web browser works
  • E-Commerce, SSL, Credit Cards
  • Spyware, popups, and viruses
  • Monitoring at work
  • Cookies!
protect yourself
Protect Yourself
  • Password management
  • Buy at secure sites only (https)
  • Be secure, but not paranoid (the only 100% safe computer is the one turned off) - Absolute anonymity isn\'t practical, in real life or on the web.
for more information
For More Information
  • Read more about the Internet at http://www.zakon.org/robert/internet/timeline/ and http://www.microsoft.com/insider/guide/
  • Spam resources at http://spam.abuse.net/ and http://spamcop.net/
  • Netiquette: http://dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/Etiquette/
  • Cookies: http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq/
  • Campaign sites: http://www.epic.org/ and http://www.eff.org/
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