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  1. Online Annoyances • Spam – electronic junk mail • Pop-ups – intrusive advertising • Cookies – tracking user’s browsing habits • Phishing and Hoaxes – Ruses to fool and maybe steal from users. • Spyware – Programs that collect data from a user’s computer

  2. Spam • Junk E-Mail • Spam filters • Anti-spam practices

  3. Cookies • Text files stored on client computers when visiting Web sites • Used on return visits to Web sites • Unique ID number • Personal information remembered

  4. Buy Now! Pop-ups • Usually advertising • Pop-up automatically • Browser can block

  5. Identity Theft • Thieves collect personal information • Credit card • Drivers license • SIN, Passport • Then use to • Access government services • Buy things


  6. Identity Theft • Don’t need a computer • Dumpster diving • Credit card skimming • ATM front-end • People give away information

  7. Phishing • Phishing is a phony communication • Attempts to scam someone into sending vital information • Email message impersonates • Banks • Accounts: eBay, PayPal, …

  8. Phishing

  9. Don’t respond to these emails

  10. Spyware • (Adware) • Secretly sends data about our web surfing to a spy • Spy sells data to advertisers

  11. Spyware Threats • Software is unknowingly downloaded with free software, music (Kazaa), screen savers, games, … • Sponsered results on search engines

  12. Protection from Spyware • Don’t • download free stuff • enter online contests • Do • use antispyware software • UofC IT Antispyware Page

  13. Spyware • Consumer Reports Ratings • Webroot (US$25) • PC Tools (US$30) • Spybot (free)

  14. Canadian Response • Spam, Phishing and Spyware • Stop Spam Here • The Digital Economy in Canada • Anti-Fraud • Phonebusters(Canadian Anti-Fraud Call Centre)