Stop think, click By Charles Langley
Protect your personal information!!! • There are almost 10 million victims of identity theft every year. • If asked for your personal information find out what it is needed for before sharing it
Know who you're dealing with • It is remarkably easy for an online scammer to impersonate a legitimate business. • Check out the seller before you buy!!!!!
Virus and spyware • Anti virus software protects your computer from viruses that can destroy your data slow your computer even let spammers to use your email and make you unhappy. • Spyware is installed on your computer with out your consent. Then it watches or controls your computer use. Watch for a barrage of ads new toolbars and unexpected icons at the bottom of your screen.
Set up and update your web browser and operating system regularly • Hackers take advantage of outdated software. • Check the tools or options menu for built in security features.
Protect your passwords • Don’t use personal information or adjacent keys on the keyboard for usernames and passwords. • Don’t share passwords over email, phone, internet, most organizations and businesses will not ask you to share them with employees.
Learn who to contact if something goes wrong online • If you are hacked inform your ISP and the hackers if you know it. • The FBI’s internet crime complaint center is at ic3.gov