Internet Security Tips and Information HTML version
Some public computers will actually reset everything once you have logged off. Your browsing
history and any information you entered while you were using it will be erased. However, this
isn't the case with every public computer. So, to protect your internet security you are better
off ensuring that nothing personal is left behind.
Have you ever entered your pin number at the store or at an ATM machine and had someone
standing right behind you? Were you afraid that they might read your number and use it
themselves? You should use the same caution when using public computers. The person
sitting down after you, or standing behind you, might easily find out your passwords and use
them to their advantage.
This is not to say that you should be paranoid. When you are finished, it helps to erase all of
your browsing history, as well as any cookies that you might have used. Check under
“internet tools” at the top to see if any passwords were remembered. It is better to be safe
than sorry at any rate.
4 Email Scams that Threaten Your Internet Security
Do you trust your e-mails? It's hard to believe, but there are people out there who have nothing
better to do then to think of ways of conning other people out of business. It actually is their
business to scam. Don't let your internet security be threatened by these scammers.
The difficult thing is that while some of the scams sound outlandish, many of them also appear
legitimate, too. Intelligent people have been scammed and had their internet security threatened
when the emails appeared real.
To help keep you and your information safe, the following is a list of 4 email scams that
can threaten your internet security.
1. The bank scam. This is one of the more realistic sounding scams. A supposed bank will
contact you and tell you that they have had a security breech and that you're information has
been violated. They will then direct you to an outside website where you are then supposed to
enter your personal and banking information to “protect it.” First of all, you wouldn't receive an
email from your bank if this happened. Secondly, never enter your banking information like this.
If you feel like it could be true, call your own local bank branch and ask them.
2. The fake job scam. In this scam, a person e-mails you and tells you that they found your
resume and are interested in hiring you. They then direct you to a website where you are asked
to enter a bunch of information such as your social security number and driver's license number.
A legitimate business would ask you to call them to set up an interview.
3. The lottery scam. Here, a person will write you and tell you that you have won the lottery.
Again, you will be directed to a site where you will be asked your banking information so that
the money can be deposited. Don't fall for it. This is not the way the lottery works.