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  • Internet Safety : Tips, Tools, Tricks Brian Smith McCallum eResources Librarian www.ahml.info [email_address] 847.506.2658
  • Outline
    • Protecting Yourself Online
    • -Online Shopping
    • -Unsolicited email/SPAM
    • -Phishing
    • -Identity Theft
    • -Anonymous Browsing
    • -Social Networking Tips
    • Protecting Your Computer
    • -AntiVirus Software
    • -Firewalls
    • -Adware and Spyware Blockers
  • Protect Yourself Online
    • Online Shopping
    • Unsolicited email/SPAM
    • Phishing
    • Identity Theft
    • Anonymous Browsing
    • Social Networking Tips
  • Safe Shopping Resources
    • Safe Shopping
    • www.safeshopping.org
    • Better Business Bureau
    • www.bbb.org
    • Library Business Databases (e.g., ReferenceUSA)
    • www.ahml.info/find_information/fed.asp
  • Safe Shopping Tips
    • Look for padlock symbol in your browser
    • Look for https in web address
    • Look for TrustE logo
    • Buy from trusted “bricks and mortar” companies
  • Emails: Beware of Phishing !
    • Be suspicious of urgent emails requesting financial information
    • Don’t use links in email
    • Type URLs/Web addresses into web browser
    • Don’t enter personal information in pop up forms
    • Pick up the phone and call to verify!
  • Designate A “Junk Email” Account
    • Gmail
    • http://mail.google.com
    • Yahoo! Mail
    • http://mail.yahoo.com
    • Hotmail
    • www.hotmail.com
  • Disposable Email Addresses
  • Get Off Email Lists
    • DMA Choice
    • www.dmachoice.org /
    • Junkbusters
    • www.junkbusters.com
    • Privacy Rights
    • www.privacyrights.org
  • Handle SPAM!
    • Federal Trade Commission
    • www.ftc.gov /spam/
    • Forward unwanted email to [email_address]
    • FTC Complaint Form
    • www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov /
  • Identity Theft
    • Identity Theft Resources
    • http://www.privacyrights.org/identity.htm
    • ID Theft Help: FTC
    • www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft /
    • ID Theft Help: Department of Justice
    • www.usdoj.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html
  • Monitor Your Credit Report!
    • Annual Credit Report
    • www.annualcreditreport.com
    • Equifax
    • www.equifax.com
    • TransUnion
    • www.transunion.com
    • Experian
    • www.experian.com
  • Anonymous Browsing Tools
    • BugMeNot
    • Proxify
    • Anonymizer
    • TOR
  • Social Networking Tips
    • Do not disclose your birthdate
    • Do not disclose your SS#
    • Do not disclose financial information
    • Do not disclose full name
    • Do not feel obliged to accept all “friend requests”
  • Protect Your Computer
    • AntiVirus Software
    • Firewalls
    • Adware and Spyware Blockers
  • Symantec
  • McAfee
  • ZoneAlarm
  • Ad Aware
  • Essential Resources
    • CNET
    • http://reviews.cnet.com
    • PC World
    • www.pcworld.com
    • Consumer Reports
    • (Library has print subscription!)
  • Essential Resources (Cont.)
    • PC Magazine
    • http://www.pcmag.com/
    • Presentation Links
    • http://delicious.com/cbriansmith/internetsafety
    • Presentation Slides
    • www.slideshare.net/cbriansmith/slideshows
  • Understand Technology Jargon
    • Webopedia
    • www.webopedia.com
    • Whatis.com
    • www.whatis.com
    • TechEncyclopedia
    • www.techencyclopedia.com
    • Wikipedia
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
  • Google as Technology Dictionary
    • Examples . . .
    • define:phishing
    • define:malware
    • define:cookie
    • define:firewall
  • Bonus! Snopes