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Internet Security Tips and Information

Handling Email
It seems silly that people would waste their time trying to come up with different ways to
destroy other people's systems, but it happens on a daily basis. Sometimes, people do it just
because they can and there isn't reason a valid reason behind their actions. This can be very
frustrating for the victims of such an attack. You must learn to be cautious. So how can you
protect your internet security when it comes to downloading e-mail attachments?
Ignore the mail. A lot of times people who send harmful things to your e-mail account try to get
away with it by pretending that they know you or are sending you something that you already
requested. Well, if you know them then you should be able to identify the e-mail address. You
should also recognize the name. Sometimes, they will use the name of a legitimate company
to try to fool you. For example, it might say “Amazon” but when you look more closely at the e-
mail address it might read amazon@hotmail.com. Now, would it really make sense for
Amazon to use a free e-mail account?
Anti-virus software. You should definitely invest in some anti-virus software. This will scan the
e-mails and attachments for you and let you know if they are safe. This can be particularly
important if you are using free email accounts.
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Internet Security- 5 Tips for Using Facebook
You probably have a facebook account. If you don't, then chances are that your child does.
Facebook can be an excellent way to interact with your friends and co-workers, as well as
keep your family updated on what is going on in your life. You can post family vacation
pictures, send emails, and “chat” with people that live far away. Better yet, you can do all of
this for free! However, there are some risks associated with internet security when it comes to
Facebook. Luckily, Facebook is aware of these internet security risks. There are actually some
things that you can do to help protect yourself. The following is a list of 5 tips that you can use
to make sure that you are safe when using Facebok.
1. Make your profile private. You can do this in a number of ways. You can make it so that
only your friends can see your information and photos, or you can make it so that people can
see your name and information but not your photos or wall unless you add them as a friend.
Check this out under your “privacy settings”tap on your account.
2. Block people that you don't want to see your information. There is a choice under their
photograph that will allow you to block them. When you do this, you will not show up on a
search that they do and they will not see anything having to do with your account. It will be
as though you do not exist to this person. This is a good feature is someone specifically is
bothering you.
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