Awareness and prevention
Your life is online and you can gain great opportunities but how could you protect it?
My idea is:
- Keep track of what you share (it is easy to be online, more challenging to have something offline) and with whom.
- Check your presence online from time to time.
- Be careful with your online shopping.
- Be aware of fake social media profiles, email and hacked sites.
- Keep your software updated.
- Mobiles are your new laptop, database, wallet, docs, etc. Stay safe with these.
A big risk is that you could be the more skilled internet geek, you never make any mistakes (difficult...) but you don't have any control on the people around you.
Which is your plan to protect yourself? Do you check your online presence from time to time (yes I do)? Did you remove something regarding you from internet so far (again yes I had to do this in the past)?
Finally enjoy this video, it runs me crazy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOvw3EaHZ-o.
I think this is one of the best ad ever about online security and awareness, could you summarize your thought about the video in just one word?
i would think personal and professional life and access to work and personal computers should be separate , software updates recommended by microsoft with latest security patches as a must and and antivirus software also helps . vpn access to work computers with RSA key ,this is what we use ,and passwords changes from time to time might be a good idea also
My thing is
1. Do not accept the request from unknown profiles.
2. Avoid going and making profiles in websites which are not very useful to you.
3. Avoid using "Login via Facebook/LinkedIn/Google" kind of thing for new platforms.
4. If you do not use an account for a long for any website, deactivate/delete your account.
5. Never/Ever share your credit card details for unknown/new online shopping portal. If you do, keep tracking your credit card activities.
6. Keep all your software updated.
7. Cloud is great, but be careful. Never choose, "Remember your Password" thing for your critical platforms.
8. Use complex passwords.
All great advice and the video, I think, is eye-opening. People share so much of themselves online and make it very easy for information to get into the hands of others. But I must admit with so many passwords to remember between work and personal, we get lazy. I am definitely a fan of pass phrases. I wish I could do better because I know better but it just not easy.
It should be responsibility of each person to know that what and where they are sharing, whether that platform is genuine and reliable or not and their data is secured or not, thereafter if you will share that shall have no problame if your activity shall be better for you and others.
20 months ago
Internet privacy involves the right or mandate of personal privacy concerning the storing, repurposing, provision to third parties, and displaying of information pertaining to oneself via the Internet. Internet privacy is a subset of data privacy.
Privacy concerns have been articulated from the beginnings of large scale computer sharing.
20 months ago