October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. What better time to hone your safety and security social networking skills? Here’s a few tips from the Internet2 wiki; plus, to see more helpful information browse over to their site. Also, please take 30 seconds to view the “How to Create a Secure Password” video from the link here and noted below.
- Choose strong, complex passwords.
- Choose a unique password for each account.
- Never share your passwords.
- Never use your password on suspicious third party sites.
Safety and Security
- Don't reveal too much information about yourself. Depending on the information you reveal, you could become the target of identity or property theft.
- Watch what you click! Don't click on suspicious links or pop-up ads that may infect your device with malware or install spyware. (Recent buzz words for this include clickjacking, likejacking, and tabnapping.)
- Be wary of scams, such as fake profiles designed to exploit your trust. Scams are no longer limited to e-mails. (And social networking sites don't have spam filters.)
- Applications that run on social networking sites might send your information to a third party or spread malware.
- Check privacy policies.(Al social networking sites have them - see privacy policies for Facebook and Twitter at the Internet2 wiki site.)
- Report spam, phishing, or hacking violations.
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