Internet Security Tips and Information
You can also use Microsoft's Password Strength Tester. This program lets you enter in a
password to see what its strength is. If you give it something that doesn't test very strongly
then you need to change it in order to make it more secure.
One thing that you can do is to make your password a combination of letters and numbers.
This is more difficult to figure out. Also, don't ever use your social security number, driver
license number, or zip code. You shouldn't be storing your social security number on the
internet to begin with like that and your zip code is too easy to figure out.
In addition, don't use your child's name, your partner's name, or your own name as a
password. Again, these are quite simple to figure out.
By following these tips when it comes to your password, you should be able to strengthen your
internet security. While it is a hassle to come up with several different passwords and to
remember them, it is more of a hassle to straighten out the mess that can result from not doing
Make Sure Your Emails Are Safe: Tips for Internet Security
The last thing you want to do is to have an unwanted e-mail wreck havoc on your computer.
However, this happens everyday. At the best, it can make your computer run slower. At the
worst, your personal and financial information can be stolen, or your entire computer can
crash and everything could get lost due to a virus.
The following article includes some tips for internet security when it comes to your e-mail.
l Don't open attachments from people you don't know. This should go without saying.
However, people do it all the time. Usually, the subject lines of these unwanted e-mails either
make it look as though they are sending you something that you requested
(“here's the information you asked for”) or they make it appear as if they know you
(“Hey, it's me, John”). However, if you weren't expecting any email with an attachment
and you don't recognize the sender's address don't open it. It could contain a virus.
l Don't give out any information. On the other hand, sometimes your internet security can be
threatened from senders who pretend to know you and try to get you to give them information. For
instance, if you are applying for jobs on various search sites, someone might contact you and say
that they found your resume. They could then send you to another site and ask for your personal
information, like your social security number, by pretending to have you fill out an application.
Unless you are applying for a state or government job, or have already been through the interview
process and they need to run a background check on you, you should never give out your social
l Don't use the same passwords. Never use the same passwords for your email account
as you do for your expedia account, online banking account , or any other website that stores
financial information. It is fairly easy to figure out email passwords and once a hacker has it,
they can get into your other accounts as well and your information can be used.
l Change your passwords. Also, remember to change your passwords from time to time. Try
including numbers, as well as letters, in your passwords. It makes it harder to figure