your library of you - socialsafe.net
How to stay safe
online
(eSecurity)
your library of you - socialsafe.net
Aim
• Just a starter today covering main points of eSecurity
– Privacy, Passwords, an...
your library of you - socialsafe.net
Digital
World
Self
Harm
Permanence
Ease of Search
Ethical Grey Unethical Illegal
Harm...
your library of you - socialsafe.net
Social networks & Online privacy
• Are you a person of interest?
– Maybe not to natio...
your library of you - socialsafe.net
Passwords
• Passwords are you main line of defence
– Hackers DO try and guess
– Your ...
your library of you - socialsafe.net
• Think before you click
– But we all get caught at some
point
– Have computer securi...
your library of you - socialsafe.net
Exercises
• What password(s) do you Use?
• Check your Facebook privacy settings
• Has...
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  1. 1. your library of you - socialsafe.net How to stay safe online (eSecurity)
  2. 2. your library of you - socialsafe.net Aim • Just a starter today covering main points of eSecurity – Privacy, Passwords, and Computer Security • There are many layers of actions you can take – Just like securing your home • A simple door lock • A 5 lever door lock • Window locks • Alarm system • CCTV • The internet offers huge advantages for everyone – and simple precautions will keep you safe
  3. 3. your library of you - socialsafe.net Digital World Self Harm Permanence Ease of Search Ethical Grey Unethical Illegal Harm Spectrum Gossip Public Interest Privacy Invasion List Selling Unsolicited Calls Mug Targeting Phone Tapping Libel ID Theft Fraud Assault Physical World Privacy – know your settings
  4. 4. your library of you - socialsafe.net Social networks & Online privacy • Are you a person of interest? – Maybe not to national media – But always the answer is yes • Current & future employers • Friends and acquaintances • Partners and ex partners • Understand what is public, private or semi-private – Twitter is public, but has private Direct messages – Facebook defaults to public, but can by private – Be careful what you reveal publically online • Hard to pull back your personal reputation • Understand & use Privacy settings – Default to Friends only where possible – Network defaults are rarely very private – You can often (but not always) delete posts/photos
  5. 5. your library of you - socialsafe.net Passwords • Passwords are you main line of defence – Hackers DO try and guess – Your (ex)partner, “friends”, others may try too • Fraping – “When a friend or family member pretends to be you and uses your Facebook account (for example) to post funny (or supposedly funny) updates” • Use safe passwords – Relatively easy to get details about you • So don’t use birthdates, names, schools, anything personal • Safe passwords can be hard to remember – Tools to help such as 1Password • Security questions to recover passwords – Lie, but do so in a way you can remember Strong password Long (8+ characters) Upper & lower case Include numbers (0..9) Include special chars (@£$%^&*:;….) Different from site to site
  6. 6. your library of you - socialsafe.net • Think before you click – But we all get caught at some point – Have computer security program • & enable firewall – (Stops people entering by the back door) – Keep your computer system and phone system up to date with latest software - by default keep updates on Computer security - viruses, spyware, malware
  7. 7. your library of you - socialsafe.net Exercises • What password(s) do you Use? • Check your Facebook privacy settings • Has you computer got Virus Protection/Frewall – Is it up to date?

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