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Internet Security Tips and Information

leery about them, either trust your gut or give them a call or email. See how quickly they
return your message. If you call them, don't just talk to a machine, talk to a person.
Remember who you spoke to. Ordering from a trusted site might be better than one you
have never heard of. For example,. Ordering straight from Old Navy is probably more
secure than ordering from a random woman online who sells Old Navy.
l Don't ever provide personal or unnecessary information like your social security
number or checking account information in order to process credit card transactions. All they
need to know is your billing address, telephone number, credit card number and type of credit
car, and the security number on the back. Never give out your social security number. It is not
necessary.
l Look for sellers who have secure servers. Some companies that are considered safe
are Equifax, SecureSite eBusiness, Thwate, and Verisign. The encryption technology is always
changing and while it already makes shopping pretty safe, it keeps adding additional features
for the security and protection of shoppers like yourself. There should be a little emblem in the
bottom right hand corner of protected sites to watch for.
l When you are on a secure page, right click with your mouse on any blank space and
you should get the options box. Scroll to the bottom of the box and click on “Properties.” A table
that is the security certificate should appear. You can check this out to help put yourself at east.
l If it give you an option to store any information, just say no. If you return, you can enter it
all again.
Internet Security- Make Sure Your Passwords Protect You
In this day and age, protecting our internet security is very important. We store important
information on the internet such as our personal information as well as out financial
information. Identities are stolen everyday and getting yours back and clearing up the damage
that it can cause is expensive and time-consuming.
One of the most important things you can do is to protect the passwords that you use for
your various accounts. Why is this important? Because if someone gets a hold of your
password, they can have all sorts of information about you.
Most people use their same password, or a variation of it, for all of their accounts. Needless to
say, this is not a good idea. After all, if someone gets that password they can tap into almost
any internet account you have and thus breech your internet security.
So what can you do?
First, don't use your same password for everything! And adding “1” after the password
in instances when you need a number does not make the password different.
Secondly, don't store your password on your computer. Yes, it can be a pain to type it in
every time, but if someone broke into your house they would be privy to all of your accounts.
Also, don't store your passwords on a notepad right there by your computer, or in a document
on your computer called “internet passwords.” They should be a little harder to locate than that.
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