Today is international Safer Internet Day 2013. Take a few moments and think about the online safety and security of you and your family. Nine tips to help you get started: Tip #1 – Know who: Tip #2 – Security Software: Tip #3 – Passwords: Tip #4 – Guidance & Direction: Tip #5 – Browser Settings: Tip #6 – Tagging: Tip #7 – E-mail: Tip #8 – Computer Settings: Tip #9 – Public Computers:
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Those who have followed my writing on the subject of Wi-Fi security know my passion for taking seemingly basic steps to keep one’s wireless activity safe and secure. In a recent survey conducted by the Wi-Fi Alliance 86% of all respondents had taken the appropriate steps to secure their routers, but only 56% had taken the step to create a “hard” password, thus making themselves vulnerable to dictionary attacks or the like. So take three basic steps to keep yourself Wi-Fi secure:Tags: #NCSAM, cyber security, encryption, https, national cyber security awareness month, NCSAM 2011, network, online safety, passwords, public networks, routers, safety, security, WI-FI, wi-fi alliance, wirelessNews, Online Safety, Safety & Security
Do you or your children participate in online gaming, using your PC, smart phone or game box? Then you need to make sure you understand what’s going on, especially behind the curtain, when you configure your “game” settings. Here are eight online security tips to keep you safe and secure.Tags: #NCSAM, cyber security, Facebook, family, friends, game-id, in-real-life, malware, national cyber security awareness month, online gaming, online safety, passwords, players, privacy, safety, security, userid, webcamNews, Online Safety, Safety & Security