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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?

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Paolo Beffagnotti
33 months ago

7 answers

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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

amit patel
33 months ago
I agree that personal and professional life should be separated as well as computers, however this does not happen in many cases and leads to critical issues. - Paolo 33 months ago
I do not believe in work life balance - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
I do not believe in multi-tasking - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
not easy to have the balance but I do :-) - Paolo 20 months ago
Good for you - Name a billionarie who earned fortune with work-life balance - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
I can name several persons that burnout not having a balance at all - Paolo 20 months ago
Define = success - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
I grew up poor - worked HARD alone for twenty years - not balanced - later success - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Work-Life balance is a myth and misnomer - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Whatever may be your profession and how you are comfortable but it always necessary for prevention and all should be aware of it. - Er. Jangyadutta 20 months ago
NOPE = WLB is for worker bees, grunts and emplotees - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
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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.

Hitesh Mathpal
33 months ago
A good list - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Thanks David. - Hitesh 20 months ago
U are welcomed - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
I also accept your view. - Er. Jangyadutta 20 months ago
I know; thanks - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
However in every situation we depend on digital media - Er. Jangyadutta 20 months ago
NOPE = not even most, many or some - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Thanks - Hitesh 20 months ago
U R most welcomed - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
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One should never share their personal details and information with unknown person online. Sharing of bank account details, credit or debit card details, OTP, passwords, ATM pin and other confidential things should be highly avoided.

Abhishek Raj
33 months ago
Good points. These look obvious but unfortunately they are not, at least according to all the scams I heard about so far - Paolo 33 months ago
DITTO - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Yes, All should at least know that these detail disclosure are risky. - Er. Jangyadutta 20 months ago
All seem to know already. - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Stll then people are in difficult situation and losing money from bank account. - Er. Jangyadutta 20 months ago
EVERYONE knows, already. SOCIAL MEDIA NOT SECURE. - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
If everyone knows, why people make the same mistakes again and again? - Paolo 20 months ago
STUPIDITY - no laws against it! - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
I have no smart phone and no FB - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Even this is not secure? - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
yes can even have these but be safe and just take the advantages of these - Paolo 20 months ago
Agree - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
If we will not share information hoe work will be completed as without smart now most of work is in complete. - Er. Jangyadutta 20 months ago
I treat patients; not bits and bytes - Real world - All this is nonesense - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
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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.

Cynthia Watson
33 months ago
There are apps to keep track of your PWs - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Exactly you are right. - Er. Jangyadutta 20 months ago
I know; thanks - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
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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.

Er. Jangyadutta D
20 months ago
Agree - now tell MZ and FB, Google, Amazon, etc - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
It is the responsability of each person, unfortunately not everyone is aware on how to do this and the risks connected - Paolo 20 months ago
Agreed - most folks are naive and.or lonely = SAD- - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
right Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA and these lead people to make mistakes trying to find something to do online - Paolo 20 months ago
YES - I am aware - thanks - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Like US! - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
It is good but other should be aware for prevention. - Er. Jangyadutta 20 months ago
Prevent what? - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
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ONLINE PRIVACY?

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.

Any thoughts?

Dr. David E. M
20 months ago
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I fully agree with point 4. It is not usually mentioned but it happens to everyone to disseminate the Web with tens of dormant profiles that we forgot. Even n.7, remember your password, this is another frequent mistake people is doing

Paolo Beffagnotti
33 months ago
Agree - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Yes. - Er. Jangyadutta 20 months ago
Many thanks - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
In all step every person should be careful about sharing information security to avoid risks for prevention. - Er. Jangyadutta 20 months ago
so why we are not doing this? - Paolo 20 months ago
I am - What about you? - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
I am too - Paolo 20 months ago
DITTO - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Did the NIKE website just get hacked? - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
no it didn't - Paolo 20 months ago
Are you sure? - Please check internt search or your boss - It was hacked a couple of years ago - Maybe no one from Nike wants others to know! - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
Many thanks for your honesty! - Dr. David E. 20 months ago
It was a misunderstanding, I was thinking about the last days - Paolo 20 months ago
ME too - like several days ago - check the dark web or your boss! - Dr. David E. 20 months ago

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