Monday, September 30, 2013

A Few Lessons In Internet Safety

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Being an early adopter of facebook many think my life is an open book.  Let's just say I am very selective about what I post.  My facebook is a slice of my life..... Just a slice.

Know YOUR Boundaries

Everyone has to decide how much they want to share and who they want to share it with.  Remember back in 2011 the TAKE THIS LOLLIPOP facebook app? Basically you accepted the app and gave the app clearance to your facebook profile.  It created a story about how the facebook stalker would use your personal info to find you.  Let's just say creepy doesn't even cover it.  After that many started to take a closer look at what they were sharing online.

Be Strict With Social

I always think of this line from The Social Network "The internet's not written in pencil Mark, it's written in ink"

No truer words have been spoken. You see it over and over again with brands that slip up. They try to quickly take down a terrible sounding post, but by then someone has retweeted it or taking a screen shot of it.  Always remember that what you say online stays online.


Stay Informed

Social networks keep changing and when they do they often change their disclaimers as well.  Those disclaimers can often include changes to privacy to those using the site in question.  Be sure to take those few extra minutes to fully read the disclaimer before clicking ACCEPT.

Facebook is just one example of an ever changing social network.  Make sure to look over ESET's post on Facebook Graph Search: How to keep your data private and Know who your Friends are: Staying safe on social sites

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  1. Online security is important to me because I have 2 small boys, I wouldn't want anything to happen to them!
    (Tammy Dalley)

  2. Online Security is important to me as I don't want anyone gaining access to any sensitive information about me

  3. Online security I don't mind paying for, as I feel safer and happy my kids will be too!

  4. Online security is very important. I work in the visa card services department at a bank and it is amazing at how much fraud goes on. It almost make you want to not have a debit card. People should be careful at what sites they enter there personal information. So many scams are going on everyday.